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

October 2017 Programming Edition

Following up on our Innovative Solutions to Connect Health and Housing webinar, this event takes the conversation one step further to understand how to engage health-focused partners in our work to end homelessness. The Kresge Foundation has made investments in this area in an effort to bring healthcare partners on board to advocate for housing stability. In this webinar, we will examine why the Foundation made this investment, its impact, and how funders can take a leading role in making the housing and health connection.

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November 6, 1pm ET | Youth Network Peer Call - Serving Minors

Join this call with your Youth Network peers to share expertise, ask questions, and keep updated on work across the network. After checking-in and sharing, Youth Network member Casey Trupin, from the Raikes Foundation, will lead a conversation around how states and communities are serving minors. Come prepared to share what's happening in your community and ask questions of others. 

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Last Chance! Employment and Housing Convening with Heartland Alliance
October 18-19, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Next week, Funders Together to End Homelessness will join Heartland Alliance and USICH for a special event in Washington, DC. This event will lift up what Heartland Alliance has learned since 2009 in promoting employment and quality jobs as key elements in the fight to prevent and end homelessness and specifically learnings from national efforts to support systems collaboration work with five communities nationwide through the Connections Project. The Connections Project is a three-year project aimed at expanding systems-level innovations and partnerships in communities with the goal of increasing employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers. The event will draw on the lessons learned, successes and challenges faced by these communities and will seek to engage leaders to identify future needs and directions for this work.

During this convening Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to host a funder-only dialogue that will allow the Foundations for Employment and Housing Community of Practice participants and other funders interested in workforce and housing stability to share their own work and learnings.

After the convening, funders interested in continuing the conversation and identifying action steps will be invited to join Funders Together’s new Community of Practice, Foundations for Employment and Housing. Funders like Building Changes, McGregor Fund, Melville Charitable Trust, Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, and others are already signed on to join this two-year community.

If you are interested in joining Foundations for Employment and Housing or learning more about this event, please visit the Community of Practice page or contact Jennifer Olney at jennifer@funderstogether.org. 

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Save the Date! 2018 Funders Forum
February 28, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Mark your calendars for our 2018 Funders Forum in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness in Los Angeles.

Registration for both the Forum and Conference is now open! The agenda and speakers will be posted on the website as they are available. We hope you will join us to learn and network with funders from across the county.

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In addition to our Funders Together programming, check out these partner events that Funders Together will be at, representing and highlighting philanthropy's work in the efforts to prevent and end homelessness. If you are attending any of these events or would like to attend and meet up, please contact Amanda Andere or you can RSVP directly on the Where We Will Be page.

Click on the map below to see what events we will be at in the coming months!
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