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

USICH: A Valued Partner in Our Work to End Homelessness

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USICH has been instrumental in our efforts to rethink the systems that have allowed homelessness to persist.

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Making Public Housing Work for Families (Part 3 of 3)

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The final post in a three-part series on The Fairfield County Community Foundation's efforts to improve the lives of families in Connecticut.

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Making Public Housing Work for Families (Part 2 of 3)

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The second post in a three-part series on The Fairfield County Community Foundation's efforts to improve the lives of families in Connecticut.

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Making Public Housing Work for Families (Part 1 of 3)

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The first post in a three-part series on The Fairfield County Community Foundation's efforts to improve the lives of families in Connecticut.

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Inadequate and Inconsistent TANF Funding is Driving Families into Homelessness

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Funders Together's new interactive map demonstrates the shortcomings of the TANF program in preventing family homelessness in the United States.

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Looking Ahead: An Update from the Staff of Funders Together

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We are excited for 2014!  Here's a look at what we're doing and how you can plug in.

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Why I Appreciate Being Tired on January 24

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In the early hours of the morning of January 24, I once again joined with hundreds of other volunteers here in Seattle and King County as we fanned out across the region to count the number of people who are homeless in our communities.

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Re-Imagining Our Response to Youth Homelessness: A Systems Approach

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With limited resources and increasing demand, we have to think about prevention. 

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Remembering Robert Hess

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With great sadness, we announce the death of Robert Hess, former Commissioner of Homeless Services for the City of New York.

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What a Year! Looking Back Over Our Work in 2013

What a year it has been for Funders Together! 

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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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