As a 501(c)(3), Funders Together advocates for public policy and systems changes that align with the work of our Foundation members. We also provide our members with useful information about the ways in which grantmakers can and should pursue their own advocacy activities.
Please contact Anne Miskey if you would like to discuss advocacy issues further.
Stable earned income is a critical tool in the fight to end homelessness.
Read more about funding strategies that can connect job seekers with employment and training opportunities.
Our Funder-Focused Resources
We need both philanthropy and government, working together, to truly end homelessness. The resources below will help you start the conversation with government partners in your community.
Campion Foundation's Blog on Bolder Advocacy
As funders, you can respond by:
- Prioritizing evidence-based programs;
- Initiating or re-engaging in a systems change conversation at the local level;
- Sharing your story on the Funders Together blog so we can learn from each other; and
- Educating your elected officials about the impacts of sequestration on your community.
Adequate and stable housing is fundamental to health, childhood education, employment stability, and many other basic needs. As our interactive map demonstrates, many families in need do not receive any cash assistance, even though they do not have adequate income to pay for housing and other basic living expenses. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments do not cover Fair Market Rent in any state. In fact, current TANF payment levels leave many families with children in highly precarious housing situations and at an increased risk of homelessness.
Do's and Don'ts of Advocacy for Funders