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

Funders Together Florida

Funders Together Florida (FTF) is a joint affinity group launched by Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH), a national network of funders focused on homelessness, and Florida Philanthropic Network(FPN), a statewide network of philanthropic organizations.

FTF is both a member affinity group of FPN and a regional affiliate of FTEH.  The collaboration combines FTEH’s national expertise and resources on philanthropic efforts to prevent and end homelessness with FPN’s expertise, resources and connections on Florida philanthropy.  FTEH has a number of regional affiliates, but Funders Together Florida is its first statewide affiliate.


The mission of FTF Affinity Group is to build a learning community that shares best practices, engages in advocacy and public education, grantmaking and convening to address all relevant aspects of the homelessness system.


To serve as catalyzer, connectors and conveners committed to maximizing the philanthropy’s effectiveness to have the homelessness experience be rare, brief and one time, in the State of Florida.

Primary Contact

Chris Johnson at chris@fpnetwork.org or 813-983-7397

Participating Organizations

Bank of America
Central Florida Foundation
Clark Family Fund
Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County
Community Foundation of Broward
Community Foundation of East Central Florida
Darden Restaurant Foundation
Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
GiveWell Community Foundation
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Miami Homes for All
Quantum Foundation
Space Coast Health Foundation
The Jim Moran Foundation, Inc.
The Patterson Foundation
United Way of Broward County
Walt Disney World
Wells Fargo

Funders Together to End Homelessness is a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness.  Its mission is to harness philanthropy’s expanding potential for impact and change to help end homelessness in America.  For more information, visit www.funderstogether.org.

Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of philanthropic organizations working to build philanthropy to build a better Florida.  FPN’s nearly 120 members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations and corporate giving programs—from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola—who hold over $6.5 billion in assets (excluding members located outside Florida) and invest over $435 million annually to improve the quality of life for our residents and communities.  FPN’s members share a commitment to promoting philanthropy, fostering collaboration and advancing public policy by Florida, in Florida.  For more information, visit www.fpnetwork.org.

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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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