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One hundred years ago, Frederick Goff launched the world’s first community foundation in Cleveland, unleashing the power of place-based giving. Since then, the Cleveland Foundation has provided the world with an example of how community collaboration might unite local resources around important priorities.
For the first time, one organization pulled together the people of a community – diverse in their aspirations and means – to pursue a shared vision of a remarkable future. This transformative idea spread around the world, inspiring millions to take action and improve their communities.
This fall, the Council on Foundations invites you to Cleveland, Ohio as we mark the culmination of the first 100 years of service and leadership by community foundations.
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.
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:
- Leadership & Planning
- Youth homelessness
- Housing First Training & Technical Assistance
- Homelessness Research & Policy
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.
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.
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.
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.