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

Lauren Bennett

  • Event Recording: 2019 Funders Institute: The Role of Culturally-Specific Organizations in Ending Homelessness

    At our 2019 Funders Institute, we started a larger conversation about the role of culturally-specific organizations in ending homelessness by learning about Native homelessness and the work of a Native-led and serving organization in Seattle, WA.

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  • Event Recording: 2019 Funders Institute: Advancing Racial Equity from the Ground Up

    At our 2019 Funders Institute in Washington, D.C., we had a conversation with four foundation leaders to talk about what it means to advance racial equity from the ground up; how funders are centering people with lived expertise; and what funders are doing to support their grantees.

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    Funders Institute Only Registration

    Monday's Funders Institute Only

    Use this page to register for only the Funders Institute on July 22. This rate does not include the NAEH conference opening plenary, full NAEH conference, or funder workshops on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Cost of registration

    • Full (dues-paying) Members of Funders Together: $250
    • Basic (non-dues paying) Members or Non-members of Funders Together: $400

    How to register

    Register online by clicking the button below. We are only able to process online registration payments through PayPal at this time.

    If you are not able to use PayPal or prefer to pay by check, please follow the steps below to register:

    1. Email Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator, at lsamblanet@funderstogether.org with the following information for each participant:
      • First and last name, title, email
      • Dietary restrictions
      • Accessibility needs
      • Pronouns
    2. Mail a check with “2019 Funders Institute” in the memo line to the address below:

    Funders Together to End Homelessness
    89 South Street, Suite 803
    Boston, MA 02111

    Cancellation policy

    Registration for the Funders Institute only closes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.

    Cancellation requests made by Wednesday, June 5, 2019 will incur a $50 cancellation fee. Requests made between Thursday, June 6 and Friday, July 5, 2019 will incur a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations made later than Friday, July 5, 2019 will receive no refund.

    To cancel a registration, send a request to Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator. Refunds for paid registrations are subject to approval and a cancellation fee. You will receive an email when your refund has been processed.

    Please note this event is exclusively for private funders, including foundations, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about registration or your eligibility to participate, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator, at lsamblanet@funderstogether.org.




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    Funders Together is committed to providing the best resources and programming to funders to support their work to prevent and end homelessness. In addition to the in-person convenings we host, Funders Together also provides a variety of resources that meet the ever-changing needs of our members, as they work to determine best practices and solutions, as well as how to collaborate with peers and national partners across the country.

    Featured Member Profiles

    Members of Funders Together vary in their approach on how they support the movement to end homelessness and exploring those varied approaches in a candid and protected network is a benefit of membership. We share and highlight the innovative work our members are doing and how they are tackling homelessness in their communities through our Featured Member Profiles so that others can learn about how their peers are working in this space. The members that were highlighted in 2017 include:


    Member e-Newsletters

    We understand the importance of providing regular communications to our members to keep them abreast of latest news from the field as well as updates on member learning and networking opportunities. In previous years, Funders Together issued a member newsletter once a month. After receiving feedback and recognizing that news and events happen more than once a month, we transitioned to doing bi-monthly newsletter, separated into two categories:

    1. Member News: This e-news shares the latest FTEH blog posts, news about members’ work, resources members may find useful, and highlights our newest members to the network.
    2. Learning and Networking Opportunities: This communication features upcoming in-person and online events from both FTEH and partners that may interest members as well as a list of where FTEH staff will be in the upcoming weeks.


    Webinars and Webinar Recordings

    In 2017, Funders Together hosted 11 webinars with nearly 160 combined attendees. Webinars are an opportunity for Funders Together to highlight timely and important issues and best practices for members, and to provide action items for implementing changes in their work both internally and externally. In 2017, webinars included topics like advocacy and policy, connecting health and housing, youth homelessness, family homelessness, taking solutions to scale, and employment.

    As an extended benefit, members can view the recordings of any of the previous webinars through our Webinar Recording page. Some of the most popular webinars include:


    Advocacy Resources

    Some funders may struggle to figure out the appropriate ways to advocate for the policies and work that will truly make a difference on the national, state, and local levels. To help support our members in finding their voice in advocacy and understanding what they can and cannot participate in, we provide Advocacy Resources that can help provide a comprehensive place to learn about most recent policy updates, ways to engage in advocacy and policy, how to support grantees in this work, and how we are working with our national partners to advocate on philanthropy’s behalf.



    To keep our members informed about the trends, best practices, and latest news in homelessness, we provide content through the Funders Together Blog. In 2017, we produced 16 posts the featured topics ranging from employment and housing to advocacy and the Federal budget. From posing probing questions about race equity to informing member of the findings from Voices of Youth Count, we continue to create content that will engage our members in thoughtful conversation. A few of our most read blog post have been:


    Members have reported increased learning from virtual learning and use of Funders Together online resources has resulted in changes in grantmaking and priorities or involvement in the community.


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