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

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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

 

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM · $75.00 USD · 21 rsvps
    Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, TX

    Funders Forum at the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness

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    Register now for our annual Funders Forum! 

    For the past two years, Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH) ran a Community of Practice focused on funders’ roles in ending youth and young adult homelessness. This community, Foundations for Youth Success (FYS), brought together philanthropic leaders -- large, national funders as well as those working at the community level -- to identifying best practices and implement effective solutions for our young people. Throughout this two-year initiative, members participated in regular virtual meetings and came together in person twice a year.

    At this year's event, Foundations for Youth Success members from the following foundations will share takeaways from this community and changes they've made since:

    • Butler Family Fund
    • Campion Advocacy Fund
    • Miami Homes For All
    • Melville Charitable Trust
    • Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
    • Raikes Foundation
    • William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation

    We will also be discussing upcoming opportunities for philanthropy and how to work with the new Administration and Congress to ensure that preventing and ending homelessness continues to be a bi-partisan issue with the following speakers:

    Throughout the day we will hear from a few special "pop-up" speakers that will highlight upcoming programming and opportunities.

    • Leslie Perkul, The William J. Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
    • Rebecca Allen, Melville Charitable Trust
    • Matthew Doherty, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
    • Andrea Iloulian, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
    • Brenyale Toomer-Byas, Orange County United Way

     

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Marriott Marquis Houston
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Lunch Included

    Funders Reception to follow. 

     

    Resources

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    AWHA- Project Overview

    AWHA- Youth Homelessness Fact Sheet  

     

    REGISTER BELOW!

    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!

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 04:00 PM · 16 rsvps
    Biggio's in Houston, TX

    2017 Funders Forum Reception

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    Join funders from around the country at a networking reception following our 2017 Funders Forum in Houston, TX!

    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!

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 01:00 PM

    Webinar: Employment and Homelessness - What You Need to Know

    Join Funders Together and Heartland Alliance to learn more about how employment can serve as important tool in ending homelessness. During this webinar, Funders Together will also share exciting information about the new Community of Practice, Foundations for Employment and Housing. 

    RSVP below to receive the call-in instructions.  

    Please note: The event is at 1:00 pm 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

    This event is intended for funders who are members of Funders Together.  Before you invite non-members to participate, please contact Lauren Bennett at lauren@funderstogether.org

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 01:00 PM

    Webinar: National Initiatives Update- Youth Homelessness

    Join Funders Together’s new Youth Network to hear updates on several national initiatives focused on youth homelessness as well as what’s planned for the Youth Network in 2017. 

    RSVP below to receive the call-in instructions.  

    Please note: The event is at 1:00pm 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.

    This event is intended for funders who are members of Funders Together.  Before you invite non-members to participate, please contact Lauren Bennett at lauren@funderstogether.org

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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