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

Funders Together Member Listserv Policy and Procedures

Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH) believes that we can end homelessness in the United States, and philanthropy will play a critical role in this effort. But first, we must come together to share what works, learn from each other, and challenge each other to develop innovative, long-lasting solutions.


The FTEH listserv will provide a space for members – grantmakers working to end and prevent homelessness – to pose questions to other funders in real time, share ideas and lessons learned, and communicate upcoming events, reports, and opportunities for investment in communities around the country.

The member listserv is intended for funders only. The information shared on this listserv should not be forwarded without explicit permission of FTEH.

Policies and Procedures

The FTEH member listserv may be used to:

  • function as a forum for the exchange of questions and answers, discussions and brainstorming about issues related to philanthropy role in ending and preventing homelessness;
  • inform funders of new publications and policies enacted;
  • inform funders of ongoing research and research findings;
  • announce meetings, seminars, and conferences that may be of interest to other funders; and
  • request assistance in locating additional relevant information.

All member organizations of FTEH will have access to the member listserv. This includes an unlimited number of staff within your foundation or United Way. Interns and volunteers may be added on a case by case basis. Please contact FTEH for further discussion.

All submissions will be reviewed and approved by FTEH before posting on the listserv. FTEH will aggregative responses to questions posed on the listserv and send out one email with the collected responses approximately one week after the initial question.

Please ensure that the messages you post are appropriate for our audience and not just one or two funders. Personal or irrelevant discussions take up valuable space on the listserv, and distract members away from more meaningful topic areas.

Use descriptive headings in the subject line for all messages that you post to the listserv. At the end of your messages, attach a standard identifier comprised of a few lines that identify you, your affiliation, and appropriate contact numbers (phone, fax, e-mail addresses). Do not include drawings, pictures, maps, graphics, etc. in the identifier lines since these materials may not be compatible on all systems.

Do not misrepresent yourself, or in any other way conceal your identity, or post anonymous messages on the listserv.

Do not alter the content or source of a message that has originated from another person’s computer with the intent to deceive.

FTEH reserves the right to modify or change the rules to maintain the best interests of our members.

Monitoring and Enforcement

The listserv must be used for business purposes only and in accordance with FTEH’s policies and procedures. FTEH reserves the right to remove anyone who violates this agreement from the listserv.



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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