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

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.


  • Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 01:00 PM

    Webinar: Connections Project Overview

    The Connections Project is a three year, place-based, systems-level collaboration and capacity-building invitation to communities nationwide. The goal of the Connections Project is to increase employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers. The project is made possible thanks to the support of the Oak Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust.

    The Connections Project Request for Proposals aims to identify, through a multi-phase competitive process, up to five Connections Project Sites that will plan, implement, and strengthen innovative systems collaboration ideas in order to meet the goal of increasing employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers.

    This webinar will provide an overview of the Connections Project RFP application for funders, outline ways other funders can get involved in this project, and answer any questions you may have.

    This webinar is part of the Funders Together Learning Series.

    This event is intended for funders.  Before you invite non-funders to participate, please contact alexis@funderstogether.org.


  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 08:00 AM · $50.00 USD · 44 rsvps

    2015 Funders Forum on Vulnerable Populations

    Philanthropy's Role in Connecting Systems to Prevent and End Homelessness

    In conjunction with the National Alliance to End Homelessness's 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness.

    Speakers include:
    Councilmember Todd Gloria, City of San Diego
    Bill Pitkin, Director, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
    David Wertheimer, Deputy Director for the Pacific Northwest Initiative, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    This funder-focused event is open to foundations, United Ways, individual philanthropists, and invited guests only.  Please contact Katie McGonagle regarding requests to extend an invitation.  This event is not an opportunity for fundraising.  Thank you! 

    Ticket levels:

    Non-members: $100
    Members of Funders Together: $50

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 02:00 PM through February 20, 2015

    2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 07:30 AM through March 20, 2015
    Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC

    2015 National Summit On Youth Homelessness

    This 2-day event will focus on youth homelessness in America by highlighting what communities are doing and urging the federal government to respond with urgency to the needs of all homeless youth. National Network for Youth will facilitate a discussion among federal agencies about their youth homelessness work and elevate the challenges communities face when utilizing federal resources to care for homeless youth. As advocates and allies for these youth, your attendance will grant you the opportunity to not only network with colleagues from across the country, but also meet with lawmakers one-on-one to advocate for effective federal policies and youth-appropriate resources.

    Learn more and RSVP.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 09:00 AM through July 15, 2015 · 1 rsvp

    2015 Funders Institute

    Save the date!

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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