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

September 2016 News You Can Use

You may notice that our Bulletin is looking a little different these days! In order to provide you with better and more timely content, we have changed up our Bulletin into a bi-weekly format: one for programming and another for general member updates. Take a look at what we've done and let us know what you think! Did you miss our September Programming Update? View it here!


HealthSpark-no-tag-logo.png   We would like to extend a special welcome to our newest member, HealthSpark Foundation




Grant Makers Can Point Journalist - and Others - to Solutions
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Amanda Andere, Funders Together CEO



image1.jpg   Ending Youth Homelessness: What Funders Need To Know


**Please take our Annual Member Survey**
In order to provide the best resources and programming possible to assist in your efforts to prevent and end homelessness, we want to know more about you, our members! This survey should only take between 10-15 minutes and will provide insights on how to best serve our members going forward.

Preventing and Ending Youth and Young Adult Homelessness: Lessons from Five Years of Systems-focused Grantmaking in King County, Washington

Five years into the work on youth homelessness, the Raikes Foundation team reflects on challenges, successes and lessons learned from their work to-date in King County.

Funders Together Equity and Advocacy Resources
At our 2016 Funders Institute, we focused on two very important topics for philanthropy: equity and advocacy. As part of an ongoing effort to provide support and programming on both issues, we are compilng resources that can aid you in starting and continuing the conversation around these topics in your work.

A Way Home America Transition Plan: Actions and Strategies to End Youth Homelessness
The Transition Plan is intended to inform the next Presidential Administration, federal appointees, and members of congress on our collective goals to end youth and young adult homelessness.


Raikes_Education_182.jpg    Local Philanthropies Commit $1.86 Million to Support Homeless Students in Washington State
Associated Press

1297874919824_ORIGINAL.jpg    Home Depot Targets Homelessness
Fort Saskatchewan Record

GB9D_1_web_IMG_4291.jpg    Homelessness Expert: "Understanding, resources, and leadership is needed"
Beach & Bay Press


Our work would not be possible without the support of our funding partners. Thanks to the following organizations and individuals, who provided membership dues, donations, and grants in the past month: 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Debbie Reznick
HealthSpark Foundation
Polk Bros Foundation
Rhode Island Foundation
William S. Abell Foundation
Wilson Foundation

Interested in becoming a funding partner? Contact Katie McGonagle for more information.