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2017 Funders Institute

This year's Funders Institute was held in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C and followed a new format. In addition to our 1-day Institute, the event continue through the National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Each day featured workshop sessions planned by Funders Together with content and discussion exclusively for private funders. Below is the agenda for the Institute outlining the various sessions that were offered along with resources that supplemented the topics covered.

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Funders Only Breakfast at CSH Supportive Housing Summit

On Thursday, May 25th , in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, funders met for a breakfast conversation, discussing the federal landscape as well as what is happening at a local level and how philanthropy can engage in opportunities around core priorities.

 

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Funders Forum on Philanthropy's Role in Ending Family and Youth Homelessness

For the past two years, Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH) ran a Community of Practice focused on funders’ roles in ending youth and young adult homelessness. This community, Foundations for Youth Success (FYS), brought together philanthropic leaders -- large, national funders as well as those working at the community level -- to identifying best practices and implement effective solutions for our young people. Throughout this two-year initiative, members participated in regular virtual meetings and came together in person twice a year.

 

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Funders Together Florida Happy Hour

CEO, Amanda Andere, met with funders for a networking happy hour during this year's FPN Statewide Summit on Philanthropy.  It was a wonderful event, where Funders Together Florida members and other funders working on housing, homelessness, and related issues including health and education shared ideas on homelessness.    

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Funders Together Post-Election Member Call

After months of speculating who will be the next President of the United States, November 8th finally revealed the answer. We are now in the "post-election" phase and focusing on the important work of the Administration transition and ensuring homelessness efforts remain a priority. 

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Economic Security and Homelessness Discussion

Prior to the Heartland Alliance A Nation That Works Conference on October 25th, we invited funders to join Funders Together and Heartland Alliance staff to discuss the importance of employment and economic security in ending homelessness.

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New England Convening

In the fall of 2016, Funders Together brought together funders from across New England to network, learn, and discuss family homelessness and the important role that economic security plays in our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our communities. This was an exclusive opportunity for funders to connect with one another and share their lessons, challenges, and successes with peers from the region.

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Foundations for Youth Success- Seattle Convening

September 12-14, Foundations for Youth Success (FYS) members gathered in Seattle for the final in-person convening. Seattle has been leading the country with their work to end youth homelessness. They also happen to be home to FYS colleagues from the Raikes Foundation, Campion Foundation, Building Changes, and the Paul G. Allen Foundation.

During our visit we had the opportunity to hear from some great regional and statewide leaders as well as rockstar service providers. 

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2016 Funders Institute

On Monday, July 25th, 2016, Funders Together to End Homelessness hosted its 4th annual Funders Institute. This event brought together funders from across the country working in their communities and nationally to prevent and end homelessness. 2016's Institute focused on what’s next for philanthropy in the field and moving from conversation to action.

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Foundations for Youth Success- Minneapolis Convening

From April 7th to 8th, 2016, Foundations for Youth Success members gathered in Minneapolis to learn about the inspiring work happening in the state to end youth homelessness. The convening included a presentation on Heading Home: Minnesota's Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, a site visit to YouthLink, and peer exchanges with colleagues and Minnesota funders. 

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Picture of YouthLink welcome center wall.

 

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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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