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

Collaborate with Other Funders

No funder has the resources to end homelessness alone. Funders can play a powerful role in convening diverse stakeholders, facilitating system-wide collaboration, identifying key gaps, and leveraging public funds in their homelessness system. There is power in philanthropy speaking with one voice.

At Funders Together to End Homelessness, we believe collaboration is the key to ensuring the success of programs, initiatives, and solutions and one of our strategic goals is to provide opportunities for funders to gather, share, and learn together.

Programming

Funders Together programming, such as in-person events and webinars, allow for opportunities to learn and share among peers. As a member, you receive access to member-only events and discounted rates to other programming. See what upcoming events we are offering as well as partner events where Funders Together will be at representing the work of our members.

 

Learning Communities

At Funders Together, we work to facilitate information sharing and scale best practices. One of the ways we do this is through issue- and community-based learning communities. We currently have learning communities around policy work in California, employment and housing, racial equity, youth and young adult homelessness, and United Ways. 

 

Homelessness Funders Collaboratives

At Funders Together, we support the dedicated collaboration of committed foundations, United Ways, and corporate partners who work as one to prevent and end homelessness in their communities. On this page, learn about collaboratives focused on working together, sharing information and promising practices, and increasing the power of philanthropy in communities. You can also start a network in your own community. Learn more about building a funders network in our Funder Resources section.

 

In addition to geographic networks and collaboratives, Funders Together has three issue-based opportunities for funders to connect on an on-going basis. 

 


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  • Kalungi Bashir
    commented 2020-09-21 14:29:12 -0400
    I would like to join

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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