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

Funders Together to End Homelessness is the only national network of grantmakers working to end and prevent homelessness.

We believe that we can end homelessness and philanthropy plays a critical role.

Be a Catalytic Funder

Catalytic funders working to end homelessness focus not on the successes of individual programs, but rather on a systemic approach that addresses the underlying causes. They know that housing-based solutions combined with the right supports can end homelessness, so they so they invest in evidence-based best practices. They take risks to discover innovative solutions. And they raise the bar for everyone else. Using our Funder Resources can help start and expand your efforts as you focus on being catalytic.

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Collaborate with Others

No funder has the resources to end homelessness alone. Funders can play a powerful role in convening diverse stakeholders, facilitating system-wide collaboration, and identifying key gaps in homelessness systems. Collaborating speeds up the learning process and enables funders to take a strategic, systems-change approach to ending homelessness. There is power in philanthropy speaking with one voice. Through our programming, you can learn, share, and collaborate at both the local and national level.

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Be a Voice for Change

Funders are more than just a checkbook. Philanthropic dollars are small when compared to government funding, but through advocacy funders can build support for new approaches and strategic shifts. Foundations can help reduce policy barriers, leverage funds, and create bridges between different systems to have a real impact on ending homelessness. We can help you learn how to best use your voice and influence to impact change locally and nationally.


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From The Blog

Upstream Enough? Reflections on the Canada-US Funders Forum on Prevention of Youth Homelessness

Nov 17, 2022

Group photo of six people who attended the event

In October 2022, Michael Durham, Funders Together Director of Networks, attended “cross-border learners’ exchange” between Canadian and U.S. foundations around youth homelessness prevention and documented his experience in Toronto, summarizing the two-day meeting itself and reflecting on what this means for the movement stateside.  

Joint Statement In Response to Governor Newsom’s Rejection of Local Homeless Plans

Nov 10, 2022

In early November, Governor Newsom announced he would be rejecting local homelessness plans and would hold funding as a result. Funders Together to End Homelessness and our California Homelessness & Housing Policy Funders Network joined other housing justice organizations and people with lived experience in voicing concern of the Governor's rejection and choice to withhold critical resources from communities for homelessness services and programs.

Introducing Tia Smith and Jack Zhang to the Funders Together Team

Oct 25, 2022

Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to welcome Tia Smith and Jack Zhang as the newest members of the Funders Together staff!