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

Hasson J. Rashid

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    All Funders Together Resources

    All Funders Together Resources


    2015 Policy Platform

    While there are numerous policies that may affect homelessness services and prevention, we know that success in the following areas will dramatically reduce the number of people and families experiencing homelessness.  These are our policy priority areas for 2015.



    Advocacy for Funders: The Legal Limitations on Lobbying

    Funders can and should be advocates for policies and funding streams that can end and prevent homelessness. Understand the legal restrictions on private foundations’ advocacy efforts with this new resource.



    Building a Funders Network

    Funders networks have been critical to bringing together all kinds of grantmakers within a community and forging commitments to a systems approach. What are the key elements in building an effective funders network in your own community?



    Ending Family Homelessness: The Systems Approach and the Role of Philanthropy [VIDEO AND BRIEF]

    Until recently, modern family homelessness has been primarily addressed with temporary shelter or transitional housing and services to families during their crisis of homelessness. Funders are key players at the local, state, and national levels to lead the movement toward a systems approach to ending family homelessness.



    Grantmakers Toolkit on Ending Homelessness

    Philanthropy’s role is to be catalytic, to not only make effective grants to prevent and end homelessness, but to help lead our communities—through education and advocacy, coordinating, collaborating, and convening—toward the necessary systems changes that must accompany what works. How do you get started?

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    HEARTH Briefs

    The Homelessness Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, passed in 2009, is the most important piece of federal legislation on homelessness in 20 years. HEARTH affects how homeless services are funded and delivered, including consolidating funding programs, increasing local flexibility, and introducing new community-level performance expectation. How can funders support this transition?

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    Policy Principles

    While there are numerous policies that may affect homelessness services and prevention, we stand behind these key policy principles. 



    Sequestration's Impact on Homelessness [INFOGRAPHIC]

    We know that sequestration is hurting homelessness services around the country. This infographic is designed to give a brief overview.



    Systems Change 101: Understanding the Systems Approach

    We are seeing an encouraging trend: thought leaders working to end homelessness are focusing not on the successes of individual programs, but rather on a systemic approach that addresses the underlying causes of homelessness and uncovers the dynamics that can get communities stuck.



    TANF Fails to Meet Basic Needs

    Today, in every state, a family that relies entirely on TANF for income cannot cover the cost of fair market rent. Funders can, however, play an important role in addressing the gap between state TANF benefits and Fair Market Rents, as well as strengthening the relationship between state TANF programs and housing programs.



    Sample PowerPoint Presentation: Building a Funders Network

    Sample PowerPoint Slides: Systems Change



    Webinar: Connections Project

    Webinar: Connecting Employment and Homelessness Systems

    Webinar: Housing-based Solutions to Homelessness

    Webinar: Systems Change 101

    Webinar: Social Impact Investing


  • posted about Join Us on Facebook 2016-03-25 16:08:04 -0400
    Check out Funders Together to End Homelessness.

    Join Funders Together

    Funders Together to End Homelessness is a diverse network of over 230 philanthropic organizations dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness. Because homelessness has no single cause or solution, our members are engaged in many grantmaking activities, ranging from homelessness to related areas like housing, health care, education, workforce development, child welfare, domestic violence, and food security.  

    Our members include all types of foundations—private, operating, family, community—as well as individual donors, corporate giving programs, and United Ways. Becoming a Funders Together member will help improve your grantmaking impact and allow you to contribute to a larger national movement to prevent and end homelessness.


    Funders Together Membership

    Funders Together offers two types of membership: Full Membership and Basic Membership.

    Full Membership

    Full Members generously support Funders Together’s work through paying annual dues. In return, we help connect you to peers, national partners, and the latest best practices that will help improve your grantmaking and advance the movement to prevent and end homelessness. Full members join Funders Together for:

    Basic Membership

    Basic Members do not pay annual dues, but show support for and stay connected to what’s happening in the homelessness field by being part of our network. Basic members receive our twice-monthly newsletter and invitations to Funders Together events and webinars. Basic members do not have access to most online resources and do not qualify for member discounts for events and webinars.

    If you are unable to become a Full Member, please consider joining us as a Basic Member, which allows us to show the homelessness field and policymakers that over 230 funders across country care about housing stability and homelessness.


    Membership Dues

    Funders Together’s membership dues are determined by your organization’s grantmaking budget for preventing and ending homelessness, per the scale below. Your dues contribution makes a significant difference in our ability to sustain our work.

    We understand the budgeting realities of our members and strive to make our membership dues as reasonable as possible. We also know that not all of our members have grantmaking budgets specifically dedicated to ending homelessness. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to discuss an appropriate dues level for your organization, contact: Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs stephanie@funderstogether.org or 617.245.0314 x105.

    Annual Grantmaking Budget for Preventing and  Ending Homelessness 

    Suggested Level of Annual Support

    Under $200,000


    $200,000 and under $500,000


    $500,000 and under $1 million


    $1 million and under $5 million


    $5 million and under $10 million


    $10 million and under $20 million


    $20 million and over


    Membership Dues for Individual Philanthropists

    We welcome individual philanthropists to join Funders Together to End Homelessness. If you are an individual philanthropist giving at least $50,000 to homelessness annually, you are eligible to become a Full Member of Funders Together. Please use the dues structure above to calculate the dues amount that is appropriate for you.

    Membership Dues for United Ways

    We understand the budgeting realities and unique nature of United Ways and strive to make our membership dues as reasonable as possible. To this end, we created a dues structure specifically for United Ways based on feedback from our United Way members.

    Annual Grantmaking Budget for Preventing and  Ending Homelessness 

    Suggested Level of Annual Support for United Ways

    Under $200,000


    $200,000 and under $500,000


    Over $500,000



    Become a Member!

    If you would like to become a Funders Together member or are interested in more information on Funders Together Membership, contact Stephanie Chan at stephanie@funderstogether.org

    Sign up

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I'm Mr. Hasson J.Rashid, I have completed 1.5 years of doctoral studies at Capella University. I have a TV program that I produce and host at CCTV Cambridge,MA.