A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

Alexis Perlmutter

Program Manager, Communications & Public Affairs

alexis_sized.jpgAlexis Perlmutter manages communications and public affairs for Funders Together, where she uses her background in policy advocacy and traditional and digital communications to promote the network’s goal to end homelessness. Prior to joining Funders Together, Alexis served as Associate Director of Policy at the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to immigration law and policy.  In her role, Alexis was deeply involved in the federal debate around comprehensive immigration reform and wrote the first report about solitary confinement in immigration detention, which prompted a front-page investigation by the New York Times.  At NIJC, Alexis also helped shape the organization’s digital and development strategies.

Alexis has also worked at New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute, where she helped with the 2009 re-launch of the Museum of the Chinese in America.  She has held volunteer positions at Bellevue Hospital, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Amnesty International.  She graduated from New York University with an interdisciplinary focus on human rights.


We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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