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

Funders Together programming is designed to connect and educate funders, United Ways, and philanthropy serving organizations who are working to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

Please use the green buttons above to register for upcoming Events and Webinars, learn about our Learning Communities, and see Where Staff is Traveling.

Everyone is able to learn more about our work through recaps of our past events. You must be logged in to view our webinar recordings.

If you have any questions or are interested in co-hosting or sponsoring a program or event, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at stephanie@funderstogether.org

Interested in creating and supporting dynamic spaces for funders to engage with, learn from, and network with one another? Consider becoming a Networking and Learning Opportunities Sponsor! Contact Lauren Bennett for more information.

Current Learning Communities

At Funders Together, we work to facilitate information sharing and scale best practices. One of the ways we do this is through issue- and community-based learning communities. Learn more about these learning communities here.

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Upcoming Webinars and Events


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.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Webinar: Re-imagine LA: Dismantling Systemic Racism by Investing in Health, Housing, and Jobs

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 3:00pm ET / 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm MT / 12:00pm PT 

    Co-sponsored by Southern California Grantmakers

    In unprecedented times, we need historic measures. Measure J to Re-Imagine LA would set a national precedent, permanently investing billions of dollars directly toward the health, housing, and economic justice that our communities, particularly our communities of color, have been calling out for.  

    Building off the incredible work of Black Lives Matter and Alternatives to Incarceration movements locally, cross-sector leaders in Los Angeles have come together to quickly place a charter amendment on the November 3 ballot to reallocate funding for community change and homelessness prevention. With just a simple majority vote, Measure J would permanently dedicate a minimum of 10% of unrestricted locally generated tax revenues in LA County to community services and alternatives to incarceration, creating a generational investment and beginning to realign the County’s budget to the values and priorities of its residents. Now a coalition of 100+ community organizations, justice leaders, and advocates across issue areas are coming together to pass Measure J. 

    Join leaders from Re-Imagine LA and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to learn more about the Measure J campaign, how funders in any community can engage and invest in this precedent-setting measure in LA, and you can act locally to replicate the transformational impact of Measure J in your own community. 

    Speakers 

    • Chris Ko, Managing Director of Homelessness & Strategic Initiatives (United Way of Greater Los Angeles) 
    • Eunisses Hernandez, Chair (Re-Imagine LA) & Co-Executive Director (La Defensa) 
    • Tommy Newman, Treasurer (Re-Imagine LA) & Senior Director of Impact Initiatives (United Way of Greater Los Angeles) 

     

    Registration

    Please register for this webinar through the button below. Once confirmed, you’ll receive call-in information directly from Zoom. If you have questions about registration in the hour before the call, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Knowledge Management and Communications Manager.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, pleasecontact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.  

     

    This webinar will last 90 minutes.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    Local Learning: Next Steps and Implementation: An Update on the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness 2018 Report

    Los Angeles | Friday, October 30 | 10:00am-11:15am PT

    Join the Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH) – Los Angeles network and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) for an informative presentation led by Jacqueline Waggoner, VP and Southern California Market Leader – Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.; Dr. Va Lecia Adams- Kellum, Executive Director – St. Joseph’s Center; Reba Stevens – Advocate.

    Nearly two years ago, the groundbreaking Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness Report was released with more than 65 recommendations for the County. Waggoner, Adams-Kellum, and Stevens will share what work has taken place, the latest in next steps towards implementation, and how philanthropy may get involved to continue to advance equity and eliminate racial disparities impacting Black people experiencing homelessness across Los Angeles County.

    Speakers

    • Jacqueline Waggoner, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
    • Reba Stevens, Advocate and Person with Lived Expertise
    • Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum, St. Joseph Center
    • Kameron Green, Southern California Grantmakers (moderator)

    Register

    To register, use the button below to register directly with Southern California Grantmakers. If you are not an SCG member, please send your rsvp directly to: programsrsvp@socalgrantmakers.org

    Click here to register for the webinar: Homelessness in Older Adults: A Crisis Emerged

  • Monday, November 09, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Webinar: The Inflow Pilot: Cross-system Collaborations to Drive Measurable Reductions into Homelessness

    Monday, November 9, 2020 | 12:00 ET / 11:00 CT / 10:00 MT / 9:00 PT

     

    We cannot end homelessness if we also do not understand and address the inflow of people into the homelessness system. Funders Together has heard an interest from our members to learn more about inflow work happening around the country. Funders Together is excited to share the work of one of our partners, Community Solutions, who is partnering with Built for Zero communities to develop and test replicable models to drive reductions in inflow in a diverse set of BfZ communities. 

    During the two-year inflow pilot, Community Solutions will assist communities in creating a cross-system structure for reducing inflow that has power to intervene and is accountable for population wide reductions in homelessness. The pilot aims to equip communities with the data they need to achieve these reductions and generate an advocacy agenda. Running alongside the community teams will be a dynamic national team of cross sector organizations, clearing the path on obstacles and creating the glide path for scale.  

    This work is based on the Zero Homelessness Inflow Pilot Community Solutions is piloting in Hartford, CT, which aims to reduce inflow into homelessness within a two zip code target area to zero within three years. Community Solutions collected data from local partner organizations along with qualitative interviews with individuals who had experienced homelessness within the neighborhood and identified four systems that individuals most frequently interact with prior to becoming homeless. These are experiencing an eviction, an informal displacement, interacting with the Department of Corrections, and being unable to access behavioral health services. With this information, Community Solutions and its partners co-developed a Theory of Change for how the system could be more accountable for the neighborhood’s most vulnerable residents. The neighborhood is now poised to begin testing interventions that will drive reductions in Inflow in November of 2020.

    Join us in conversation with the Community Solutions team to hear how the pilot will provide communities the opportunity to build awareness and strengthen national and local policies that stabilize people safely in their homes, provide tools to advocate for funding streams that support local work to drive inflow reductions, and how they will co-design this system for learning, iteration and spread.

    Speakers

    • Beth Sandor, Principal and Co-Director, Built for Zero
    • Andi Broffman, Portfolio Lead, Catalytic Projects

     

    Platform and Structure

    This program will take place via Zoom Meetings and is scheduled to last 90 minutes. For the first 45 minutes, Community Solutions will present about their inflow pilot. The second half of the call will be structured as a discussion, and participants will be able to ask follow up questions and share their thoughts and feedback with the Community Solutions team.

     

    How to Register

    Please register for this webinar through the button below. Once confirmed, you’ll receive call-in information directly from Zoom, which will be resent the day before and day-of the program. If you have any questions about registration in the hour before this webinar, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Knowledge Management and Communications Manager.

    Please note: Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, corporate-giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members of Funders Together. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.

  • Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at 03:00 PM

    Monthly COVID-19 Funder Call

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, Funders Together to End Homelessness organized weekly funder calls for philanthropy to connect and share information about local responses to the impact of COVID-19 on people experiencing homelessness. Starting September 2020, these calls will move to being monthly calls on Wednesdays at 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT.

    We will continue to aggregate and share resources on our COVID-19 Responses for Philanthropy resource page and will release an updated version of our COVID-19 Response and Recovery Recommendations for Philanthropy this Fall.

     

    Funder Call Format

    Funder calls are active, discussion-based calls. To encourage open dialogue, these calls are not recorded. We start these COVID-19 funder calls with a brief update or resource from a field partner and then switch to discussion between funders on what is happening in their communities and how they are responding.

    December 9 Agenda

    More information coming soon.

    Registration

    Please register for this COVID-19 Funder Call through the button below. Once confirmed, you’ll receive call-in information directly from Zoom. If you have questions about registration in the hour before the call, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Knowledge Management and Communications Manager.

    Please note: If you were previously on the recurring calendar invitation, that calendar invitation has been deleted and you will need to register for each call you wish to attend.

     

    Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, pleasecontact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.  

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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