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

Virtual Local Learning: Working Across Systems to Prevent and End Homelessness

West Virginia | Wednesday, August 26 | 10:00 - 11:15 ET

In May, Philanthropy West Virginia and Funders Together to End Homelessness partnered on a webinar to talk about the root causes of homelessness and solutions that work to end homelessness. Now that groundwork has been laid, join us on August 26 for the second webinar in this two-part series for grantmakers in West Virginia.

People do not lead single-issue lives, and so our approaches to preventing and ending homelessness cannot be single-issue solutions. Housing stability is tied to successful outcomes in every other system, whether that’s employment, education, or health. In this webinar, we’ll explore how homelessness intersects with other systems and what funders are doing at these intersections.

By the end of this webinar, we hope participants will know:

  • How housing stability impacts the outcomes of systems such as employment, education, and health,
  • What communities and funders are doing to work across these systems, and
  • What additional resources are available for funders wanting to gain deeper knowledge about how homelessness intersects the issue areas they care about

Speakers

  • Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, Funders Together to End Homelessness
  • Todd Shenk, Senior Program Officer, Rasmuson Foundation
  • Dick Mandsager, Senior Fellow, Rasmuson Foundation

About Philanthropy West Virginia

As West Virginia’s leading voice and premiere resource for philanthropy, Philanthropy West Virginia is committed to helping its members fulfill their charitable goals. It does so by providing opportunities for trustees and staff to network, build skills, enhance knowledge and demonstrate leadership. Philanthropy WV is the forum for funders to exchange information, discuss common interests, learn about relevant issues, hone their grantmaking skills and establish networks of important relationships across the state. Through its programs and services, Philanthropy WV helps funders become more efficient, effective grantmakers.

Registration

This webinar series is open to all funders and is free to members of Philanthropy West Virginia and Funders Together to End Homelessness and $30 for non-members of either organization. If you have any questions please contact Hilaria Swisher, Program and Engagement Coordinator at Philanthropy West Virginia or Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.

WHEN
August 26, 2020 at 10am - 11:15am
CONTACT
Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs ·

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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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