On Monday, July 25th, 2016, Funders Together to End Homelessness hosted its 4th annual Funders Institute. This event brought together funders from across the country working in their communities and nationally to prevent and end homelessness. 2016's Institute focused on what’s next for philanthropy in the field and moving from conversation to action.
This brought together members and guests to address emerging issues in our field and the role of philanthropy as risk takers and social justice leaders. We addresses and discussed issues that effect our efforts to end homelessness and specifically identified ways philanthropy can have a strategic impact.
We discussed such questions as: how do we carry our momentum from the Obama Administration to the next administration? In addition, how is homelessness related to the equity discussion happening in our country? As funders, what can we do to address these concerns both internally in our own organizations and externally with the individuals we serve?