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.
Local funding partners (private, corporate, & individual philanthropic donors) are invited to learn more about:
What research tells us about LGBTQ youth,
Why Houston was selected as a priority city and what this designation means,
Where the Houston community stands in the planning process, and
How local funders can support effective solutions.
This interactive session will include speakers from the Technical Assistance Team leading the local efforts and national funders already engaged in supporting work around LGBTQ youth homelessness. Speakers include:
- Jama Shelton - True Colors Fund (New York)
- Kelli King-Jackson - The Simmons Foundation (Houston)
- Robin Schwartz - Aqua Foundation (Miami)
- Aimee Hendrigan - Melville Charitable Trust (Boston)
- Kris Hermanns - Pride Foundation (Seattle)
- Formerly homeless LGBTQ Houston Youth
The session will leave you with:
More knowledge about the issue and local initiative,
Language to educate board members about effective solutions to the problem, and
Answers to your most pressing funding questions around this issue.
Please RSVP by September 12 to Jennifer Wagner at email@example.com or 713-623-0515.
This event is hosted by Funders Together Houston, The Frees Foundation, The Montrose Center, The Simmons Foundation, and True Colors Fund.
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.
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.