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

Click here to learn about the Funders Together Networking Series, which helps grantmakers develop strategic relationships, exchange valuable information, and highlight their work with other funders across the United States and Canada.


  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 09:00 AM through November 01, 2014
    Washington Hilton in Washington, DC

    Exponent Philanthropy 2014 National Conference

    The premier event for philanthropists with few or no staff.  Join us in the nation’s capital to gain knowledge, skills, and connections that will fuel your passions, challenge your assumptions, inform your giving, and enhance your impact.

    Learn more and RSVP.

  • Monday, November 03, 2014 at 09:00 AM through November 05, 2014

    Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness: National Conference on Ending Homelessness

    The National Conference on Ending Homelessness is designed to support and accelerate the end of homelessness in Canada by giving community leaders, agencies, front line workers, researchers and policy makers the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness.

    Our expanded 2014 conference program is jam packed with pre-conference workshops and 50 concurrent sessions delivered by more than 130 leading Canadian and international presenters. This year we’re offering several new features including: a dedicated stream of youth homelessness content, a partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to present a stream of sessions with more advanced Housing First content, new rural and remote homelessness sessions, new interactive ‘Expert Roundtable’ sessions and much more.

    Conference sessions are broken down into five streams:

    1. Leadership & Planning 
    2. Practice 
    3. Youth homelessness
    4. Housing First Training & Technical Assistance
    5. Homelessness Research & Policy

    Learn more and RSVP.

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 09:00 AM
    Time & Life Building in New York, NY


    BREAKING OUT14 is a one-day institute where the country’s forward thinkers, foundation, individual and corporate funders, and activists are redefining how we address issues in our communities, build movements to create change, and use our talents and resources to inspire others.

    Building on conversations from the 2013 event, we will continue to explore how the emergence of new technologies, dramatic demographic shifts, growing inequity, powerful partnerships across diverse communities and vibrant, and multicultural youth-­led efforts, new strategies for grant making, and new models for doing good are influencing the way we think and tackle the complex problems that we face today.

    Learn more and RSVP.

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 09:30 AM

    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.


  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 07:30 PM

    Communities to Watch: Ending Veteran Homelessness

    Each year the Alliance's Annual Awards Ceremony presents an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the successes in the fight to end homelessness by honoring those who made this success possible.  At last year's ceremony, the Alliance launched its Never Another Homeless Veteran campaign.  This year, the Alliance will continue that effort as it recognizes cities that have decreased veteran homelessness by 50 percent or more in the past three years.  This year's ceremony will highlight New Orleans and New York City.

    Please note that attendance at this event is by invitation only.

    Learn more and RSVP.

  • Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 09:00 AM through November 08, 2014

    66th Annual Conference of Southwest Foundations

    The Conference of Southwest Foundations is the oldest association of grantmaking organizations in the country. Since 1949, we have been the premier regional forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise in organized philanthropy.

    Save the Date! More information and registration online coming soon.
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 09:00 AM · $50.00 USD

    2015 Funders Forum on Vulnerable Populations

    Additional information coming soon.  Please save the date!

    Ticket levels:

    Non-members: $100
    Members of Funders Together: $50

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 02:00 PM through February 20, 2015

    2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 07:30 AM through March 20, 2015
    Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC

    2015 National Summit On Youth Homelessness

    This 2-day event will focus on youth homelessness in America by highlighting what communities are doing and urging the federal government to respond with urgency to the needs of all homeless youth. National Network for Youth will facilitate a discussion among federal agencies about their youth homelessness work and elevate the challenges communities face when utilizing federal resources to care for homeless youth. As advocates and allies for these youth, your attendance will grant you the opportunity to not only network with colleagues from across the country, but also meet with lawmakers one-on-one to advocate for effective federal policies and youth-appropriate resources.

    Learn more and RSVP.

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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