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

National Conference Focuses on Employment Solutions to Homelessness

More than 300 people from 33 states gathered at theNational Transitional Jobs Network Conference last month.

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Opening Doors to End Homelessness in Connecticut

Connecticut has a new plan to end homelessness.

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Spring has Sprung at Funders Together

Funders Together to End Homelessness is coming into leaf in new and exciting ways. 

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Good News from Capitol Hill for Federal Homelessness Programs

The Department of Housing & Urban Development’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants may get an increase for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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Innovation Thrives in the Non-Profit World

If we are going to successfully end homelessness and fight poverty, we must come up with ideas to do more with less. 

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Resource Roundup: Spring 2012

Over the last couple of months, an abundance of useful homelessness resources have become available. These are our recommended reads for funders.

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Collaborative Funding: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

A group of funders in Los Angeles—both philanthropic and public― recently announced a single $42 million Request for Proposals for projects providing housing and supportive services for people identified as chronically homeless. 

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Developing a Shared Agenda Around Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Families

Last October, a group of 80 invited leaders from philanthropy, government, and the private sector gathered in Seattle to think about ways to fundamentally transform how we work with vulnerable children and their families.

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Food for Thought: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Homelessness

A seminal study established the link between childhood trauma and poor health outcomes in adulthood.

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Butler Family Fund Invests in Employment Programs that Target Homelessness

The Butler Family Fund has taken a two-pronged approach: we’ve addressed both our limited resources and the desire to make the most impact on ending homelessness.

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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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