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

The Funders Together Networking Series is designed to connect funders who are working to improve the lives of vulnerable people throughout the United States and Canada.  Our networking events provide you with the opportunity to develop strategic relationships, exchange valuable information, and highlight your work.

If you are interested in co-hosting or sponsoring a networking event, please contact Jennifer Olney at jennifer@funderstogether.org.

The Funders Together Networking Series is exclusively for members of Funders Together and invited guests.  Not yet a member of Funders Together?  Join now!

Special thanks to the Funders Together Networking Series Sponsor


If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times below are in eastern time.  If you are logged in, times below should reflect your current time zone. If you have any questions about the timing of events, please contact Jennifer Olney at jennifer@funderstogether.org


  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 01:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    How Criminal Justice Reform and Housing Rights Will Help End Homelessness

    Funders Together to End Homelessness believes safe, affordable, and accessible housing is a human right. However, certain policies obstruct this right by criminalizing and punishing people experiencing homelessness and put an extra burden on our criminal justice system.

    According to research from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, of 234 American cities, 40 percent make it a crime to sleep in public spaces, while 56 percent prohibit loitering in public places and 53 percent prohibit begging and panhandling in public places. What role does philanthropy have in reforming these policies and laws to help put an end to the cycle of homelessness? Join us on Tuesday, June 14th at 1pm ET, as we examine how as a funder, you can be influential in the fight to decriminalize those experiencing homelessness in your own community and in turn, provide opportunities for housing. 

    Panelist include:

    RSVP below to receive the webinar log-in instructions.  

    Please note: The webinar is at 1pm eastern time.  If you are logged in, the time should reflect your current time zone. If you have any questions regarding the time, please contact Lauren at lauren@funderstogether.org


  • Monday, July 25, 2016 at 08:30 AM · $75.00 USD · 21 rsvps

    2016 Funders Institute


     Agenda Coming Soon!

    On Monday, July 25th, Funders Together to End Homelessness will host the 4th annual Funders Institute. This event brings together funders from across the country working in their communities and nationally to prevent and end homelessness. This year's Institute will focus on what’s next for philanthropy in the field and moving from conversation to action.

    This meeting will bring together members and guests to address emerging issues in our field and the role of philanthropy as risk takers and social justice leaders. We will address and discuss issues that will effect our efforts to end homelessness and specifically identify ways philanthropy can have a strategic impact.

    This time next year we will have a new Administration. What can philanthropy do to keep the focus on homelessness and continue the momentum we have with the current Administration? In addition, how is homelessness related to the equity discussion happening in our country? As funders, what can we do to address these concerns both internally in our own organizations and externally with the individuals we serve?

    Don't forget to join us for the Institute Reception!

    Learn about Sponsorship opportunities and benefits here


    This funder-focused event is open to foundations, United Ways, individual philanthropists, and invited guests only.  Please contact Jennifer Olney regarding requests to extend an invitation. This event is not an opportunity for fundraising. Thank you! 

    Not sure if your organization is a Funders Together Member?  See our list of list of members here

    Please register each attendee individually. 

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 at 04:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    TBD in Washington, DC

    2016 Funders Institute Reception


    Join funders from around the country at a networking reception following our 2016 Funders Institute.

    Space is limited for this event, so guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    This funder-focused event is open to foundations, United Ways, individual philanthropists, and invited guests only. Please contact us regarding requests to extend an invitation.  This event is not an opportunity for fundraising.  Thank you!

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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