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An Equity-Based Approach to Fighting Homelessness

What does it mean for philanthropy to make a commitment to equity and its intersection with homelessness?


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Why The Federal Budget Matters and What To Do About It

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Another budget cycle is upon us, and philanthropy's involvement in understanding the budget process and how to be participate in the budget debate is key to ensuring programs that work to prevent and end homelessness remain adequately funded. Steve Berg, Vice President for Programs and Policy at the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and Martha Toll, Executive Director at the Butler Family Fund dive into why the budget matters and what to do about it. 

 

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CEO Reflections: Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Amanda Andere reflects on her past year as Funders Together CEO and the vision for the future of the organization and the collective work to prevent and end homelessness.

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We've Moved!....To A Virtual Office

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The move to a virtual environment puts Funders Together in a position to better serve philanthropy in the work to prevent and end homelessness. Read on to see why we made this move and where we are!

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Funders Together Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

A statement from Funders Together to End Homelessness on Dr. Ben Carson's confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Secure Jobs: More Than A Program, It's About Systems Change

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What started as as pilot program through funding from the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, Secure Jobs thrived through a systems change approach facilitated through public-private partnerships.

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Welcome To Our New Board Member: Kollin Min

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We are excited to welcome our newest board member, Kollin Min!

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Collaborative Funding to End Homelessness: Lessons from Home For Good

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Completing its fifth year of funding, the Home For Good Funders Collaborative evaluation outlines lessons learned and next steps for the Los Angeles County collaborative.

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Advancing the Community Through Advocacy: Los Angeles & Proposition HHH

Ann Sewill, Vice President of Housing & Economic Opportunity at the California Community Foundation, explains the Foundation's recent advocacy work around Los Angeles's Proposition HHH and the outcome of this support from a public-private coalition.

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A Year Of Change, Unity, and Clarity For Philanthropy

The past year has presented great opportunities and challenges for both philanthropy and the work to prevent and end homelessness. Funders Together Board Chair, Bill Pitkin of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, reflects on 2016 and where we are heading as we look to 2017 and beyond.

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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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