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

Collaboration: Expanding Connections with the Child Welfare System

The new Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System will promote better solutions for families while simultaneously insuring more efficient responses at the systems level.

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Let’s Fix the System

In January 2012, Mayor Kasim Reed launched an initiative to dramatically reduce street homelessness in Atlanta. 

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Making the Case for Collaboration: Family Homelessness and the Child Welfare System

Data is essential to identifying what we need to do to end homelessness, and for making the case for collaboration across silos and systems.

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A Site Visit to Skid Row

A walk down San Julian Street in Los Angeles― or Skid Row, as it’s more commonly called―is an experience that stays with you. 

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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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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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