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


  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM · $50.00 USD · 2 rsvps

    New England Convening


    This fall, Funders Together will bring together funders from across New England to network, learn, and discuss family homelessness and the important role that economic security plays in our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our communities. This is an exclusive opportunity for funders to connect with one another and share their lessons, challenges, and successes with peers from the region.

    Local leaders from The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust will share an innovative approach they’ve implemented in Massachusetts and Connecticut called Secure Jobs. Hear how they learned from each other and were able to implement an effective model.

    David Wertheimer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also join the conversation to share what the foundation has learned in their 15+ years working on family homelessness in Washington State and what they’re doing now.

    We hope you will join us to connect with local colleagues and identify ways we can work together to END homelessness.

    Learn more about Sponsorship of the 2016 New England Convening.

    *Lunch will be included.

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 04:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, IL

    Economic Security and Homelessness Discussion

    Prior to the Heartland Alliance A Nation That Works Conference on October 25th, we invite you to join Funders Together staff to discuss the importance of employment and economic security in ending homelessness.

    Funders Together invites you to join funders from across the country to discuss this important topic and where we go from here.



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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