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

September 2016 Programming Bulletin

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!


New England Convening: Ending Homelessness Through Economic Security
October 20, 2016, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Boston, MA

Join 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. Local leaders from The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation and the Melville Charitable Trust will share an innovative approach they’ve implemented in Massachusetts and Connecticut called Secure Jobs. Hear how they learned from each other and were able to implement an effective model.

David Wertheimer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also join the conversation to share what the foundation has learned in their 15+ years working on family homelessness in Washington State and what they’re doing now.


Economic Security and Homelessness Funders Discussion at the 2016 National Conference on Ending Chronic Unemployment and Poverty

October 25, 2016, 4 - 6 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Prior to the Heartland Alliance A Nation That Works Conference on October 25th, we invite you to join Funders Together staff to discuss the importance of employment and economic security in ending homelessness. Funders from across the county will explore this important topic and the next steps for philanthropy's involvement.



New Opportunities Around Ending Youth Homelessness
September 22, 2016, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Join leaders in the field of youth homelessness as they discuss the new A Way Home America initiative and philanthropy's role in supporting the effort as well as new opportunities for philanthropy through the Department of Housing and Urban Development Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program.

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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:

fys_logo.png   On September 12-14th, Foundations for Youth Success (FYS), a FTEH community of practice around ending youth homelessness, is hosting its final meeting of the 2 year initiative. The event will provide an opportunity to learn about efforts happening in Seattle and Washington State and examine impact of FYS and next steps of the community. 

logo.gif   At the Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington event, The Philanthropic Response to Homelessness, on Thursday, September 15th, funders will hear from local, regional and national experts working with and for people experiencing homelessness. Our CEO, Amanda Andere, will share some of the innovative programs funders are supporting around the country. Local foundations, advocates and social service providers will share the most pressing and emerging issues that funders can get behind.

d41ae6_c42d5afcf67f43f0975e29af2a6d2088.png   On September 19th and 20th, our CEO Amanda Andere will be joining experts and stakeholders in the field to give philanthropy's perspective as the group helps advise the key steps toward the next stage of the Institute on Global Homelessness and the common goal of ending street homelessness in 150 cities by 2030. 

rforzlogotype.png    Join us at the 2016 National Zarrow Mental Health Symposium Ready For Zero in Tulsa! Funders Together CEO Amanda Andere will be moderating a panel on Friday, September 30th from 10:20 to 11:50 a.m. on "Innovation in Grantmaking - Funding to Outcomes."