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

Collaborative Planning Day for Foundations for Youth Success

In early 2015, Funders Together will launch Foundations for Youth Success, a national philanthropic initiative focused on the funders’ role in ending youth homelessness. The cornerstone of this initiative will be a community of practice, through which funders will share and build knowledge about best practices and effective solutions for our young people.

This meeting will serve as our initial planning meeting, where funders will share their current work, raise pressing questions, and help shape the goals, objectives, and scope of the community of practice. Some of the funders in the room will be deeply engaged in the issue of youth homelessness already. Others will be exploring an entirely new funding portfolio. But everyone will have a chance to learn how philanthropy is currently approaching the issue and advise the direction of the community of practice.

This event is for funders.  If you are not a funder but you are interested in connecting with our youth homelessness work, please contact Alexis Perlmutter.

 

Click here to register.

 

WHEN
November 05, 2014 at 9:30am - 4pm
WHERE
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
815 14th St NW
Georgetown Ballroom
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Alexis Perlmutter · · 617.245.0314 x104

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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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