2019 Funders Institute
July 22-24, 2019
Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to present our annual Funders Institute, held in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C. The Funders Institute is our largest event for funders to learn from each other and experts about philanthropy’s role in preventing and ending homelessness.
The 2019 Funders Institute will focus on deep community work that’s advancing racial equity and how funders can support it, conversation about keeping homelessness and housing stability as key topics during the 2020 presidential election and Census, and peer learning on how funders should support their grantees in addressing racial disparities.
The Institute consists of a full day on Monday, July 22 and a funder-only workshop on both Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 during the National Conference on Ending Homelessness.
Joint Registration for the Funders Institute and National Conference on Ending Homelessness
Private funders (foundations, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and United Ways) who wish to attend both the Funders Institute and the National Conference on Ending Homelessness should register through Funders Together. Funders who register for both together through Funders Together will receive a $25 discount on the National Conference to End Homelessness registration fee.
Joint registration closes at 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, June 20. After this date, the spots we have reserved for funders will be released for people on the National Conference waitlist.
Register for the Funders Institute Only
Funders are also able to register for just the Funders Institute on July 22. (However, this excludes the ability to attend the National Conference opening plenary from 12:45 – 2:00 on July 22.)
Registration for the Funders Institute only closes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.
Please note this event is exclusively for private funders, including foundations, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about registration or your eligibility to participate, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator, email@example.com.
The 2019 Funders Institute will focus on advancing racial equity from the ground up in homelessness, keeping homelessness and housing stability at the center of upcoming political events, and supporting our grantees and communities in addressing racial disparities. Some of the major themes we will explore include:
Advancing Racial Equity from the Ground Up
While Black people comprise 13% of the general population in the United States and 26% of those living in poverty, they account for more than 40% of the homelessness population, suggesting that poverty rates alone do not explain the over-representation. As we continue to work with policymakers and our homelessness system to reduce these disparities, we also need to better support people deeply embedded in communities who are fighting for racial justice.
During the 2019 Funders Institute, we'll explore themes around power and voice by learning from advocates working closely on ending homelessness for American Indians and people leaving the criminal justice system, as well as organizers fighting for affordable housing.
How Policies are Affecting These Systems
With a Census count and presidential election coming up in 2020, we need to work hard to keep housing and homelessness front and center. We’ll hear from policymakers and policy experts about how to ensure that national dialogue about housing policy focuses on meeting the needs of those most marginalized and how funders can and should engage in ensuring a fair and accurate count.
What Funders are Doing to Change these Outcomes
And of course, throughout the programming we’ll have time for funders to learn from each other. We are planning conversations about funders are supporting grantees to build capacity around racial equity and how to navigate power dynamics in doing so.
Check back soon for a working agenda and confirmed speakers!
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
DATES AND TIMES
Monday, July 22, 2019 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
- There will be a break from 12:45 – 2:00 for the National Conference on Ending Homelessness’ opening plenary.
- Networking reception to follow, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
- Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | morning*
- Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | morning*
* These session times are will be confirmed soon, but will likely start at 9:00 am.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20008
The National Conference on Ending Homelessness has secured a block of discounted rooms at the conference host hotel, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Discounted room rates are $223.00 plus taxes until the room block closes on Friday, June 28, 2019 or when the room block fills up. Call 1-877-212-5752 and reference "National Conference on Ending Homelessness" or book online by clicking here.
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008
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