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In May, we hosted Part 1 of this conversation, which covered how housing instability impacts student outcomes and how the education system is uniquely suited to address student homelessness. Part 2 of the conversation discussed how philanthropy can support students experiencing homelessness.

Across the country, student homelessness is rising. Despite increasing numbers, these students – as well as the school liaisons and state coordinators who support them – report that student homelessness remains an invisible and extremely disruptive problem. 

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein unravels the case that racial, ethnic, and economic residential segregation today is no accident, but rather the result of intentional government policies, such as redlining, enforcing racial covenants, discriminatory lending, and outright segregation in federal programs.

Author and economist Richard Rothstein joined us for a conversation about the history of housing segregation...

This webinar highlighted the research and evaluation of homelessness prevention conducted by HealthSpark Foundation and Your Way Home Montgomery County, PA. We heard what prevention meant to the Foundation and why they chose to fund this project.

Panelists discussed how they went through the process of setting goals for this research, their approach in reaching out to community members and stakeholders...

Communities are working tirelessly to reach functional zero in chronic and veteran homelessness. What can philanthropy do to help take the last critical steps to reaching zero?

In December, we asked Beth Sandor from Community Solutions what we need to do differently to create large scale change in homelessness.  She outlined the tools and systems change work that the...

In November, researchers from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America, a summary of findings from their groundbreaking, multi-component study, Voices of Youth Count, on the extent and nature of youth homelessness in America. Understanding the scope and prevalence of youth homelessness is critical, as intervening in homelessness and building stability during adolescence...

How does tax reform effect homelessness programs as well as philanthropy's work to end and prevent homelessness?

A new year and a new tax policy mean philanthropy needs to stay up to date on how to keep ending homelessness a priority. In this webinar, Funders Together hosted an update on budget and tax reform with additional focus on veterans and...

Community Solutions knows that in order to create large scale change, we need to think differently. In this webinar we heard what they learned from the 100,000 Homes and Zero:2016 Campaigns and, specifically, what didn't work.

So far, seven communities have reached functional zero in veteran homelessness and three in chronic homelessness. What does it take for communities to take that last...

Why is the health and housing connection so important? Why did philanthropy get involved? 

Funders Together CEO, Amanda Andere, as she conducted an open conversation with Brittani Manzo and Robert Pulster of USICH about the recent Thought Leadership Convening on Ending Family Homelessness. 

What does it mean to work intersectionally between health and housing in order to address the needs of those experiencing homelessness? Why should health funders invest in housing solutions? 

How will updates to the federal budget effect homelessness programs as well as philanthropy's work to end and prevent homelessness?

In May 2017, Funders Together hosted our Advocacy Update webinar to bring philanthropy up to speed on news around the FY18 budget and other policy issues that affect housing and homelessness issues. With this webinar, the learning continues by putting knowledge to action.


The political world is ever evolving and it is important for philanthropy to stay informed on what is happening and the role it has to play. This webinar focuses on both!

After months of speculating who will be the next President of the United States, November 8th finally revealed the answer. We are now in the "post-election" phase and focusing on the important work of the Administration transition and ensuring homelessness efforts remain a priority. 

Aimee Hendrigan of the Melville Charitable Trust and Sheila Babb Anderson of the Campion Foundation discuss the importance and power of advocacy in ending youth homelessness. 

Philanthropy has an opportunity to guide the planning and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in communities around the nation. So how do we get there?

How can public and private foundations use advocacy to end homelessness? 

How can we better connect the systems serving older adults and people experiencing homelessness?

This webinar provides an overview of our forthcoming community of practice, Foundations for Youth Success

This webinar provides an introduction to the systems approach and identifies ways in which philanthropy can be a catalyst for change in local communities.