Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, Funders Together to End Homelessness organized weekly funder calls for philanthropy to connect and share information about local responses to the impact of COVID-19 on people experiencing homelessness. Starting September 2020, these calls will move to being monthly calls on Wednesdays at 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT.
We will continue to aggregate and share resources on our COVID-19 Responses for Philanthropy resource page and will release an updated version of our COVID-19 Response and Recovery Recommendations for Philanthropy this Fall.
Funder Call Format
Funder calls are active, discussion-based calls. To encourage open dialogue, these calls are not recorded. We start these COVID-19 funder calls with a brief update or resource from a field partner and then switch to discussion between funders on what is happening in their communities and how they are responding.
October 21 Agenda
Field update: Now that it’s been several months since the start of COVID-19, we are updating our COVID-19 Response and Recovery Recommendations for Philanthropy. We plan to share updates to our document and what we anticipate philanthropy will need to think about in the months ahead. These recommendations were designed to complement the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response. We would love to add any examples from philanthropy to our resources! If we can highlight work you’ve been doing in your community, please let us know.
Discussion: We plan for there to be ample time for updates and discussion between call participants. Please come prepared to discuss:
- What has the homeless response system been doing in your community in response to COVID-19? Knowing that many people experiencing homelessness were moved into hotels and motels, what is happening with that intervention?
- As a funder, what is most top of mind for you related to COVID-19 and homelessness right now?
Please register for this COVID-19 Funder Call through the button below. Once confirmed, you’ll receive call-in information directly from Zoom. If you have questions about registration in the hour before the call, please contact Jha'asryel-Akquil Bishop, Membership and Program Coordinator.
Please note: If you were previously on the recurring calendar invitation, that calendar invitation has been deleted and you will need to register for each call you wish to attend.
Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.