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

2013 Council on Foundations Conference for Community Foundations

The biggest event of the year for community foundations is coming—register now for your opportunity to connect with everything your organization needs for the year ahead.

  • Connect for the learning. This conference has a new focus and feel. You’ll be part of an invaluable learning journey, where every experience builds on the one before to deliver a powerful start-to-finish educational experience.
  • Connect for the impact. You’ll go home with new knowledge and tools ready to use immediately in your community—ideas, peer relationships, resources, and more.
  • Connect for the insight. San Diego is a model for place-based philanthropy. You’ll see best practices at work, addressing the issues your community is facing, right now. Community Based Learning Tours kick off Monday morning to immerse you in San Diego’s challenges and successes.

Connect for the inspiration. Network and connect with peers during Sunday night’s stunning opening event.

Funders Together’s Executive Director, Anne Miskey, will be speaking at the following session:

Philanthropy’s Role in Creating Systems to Effect Community Solutions
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Even the biggest funders in the world can’t do it alone. By working at a systems level through outcome-based granting, collaboration with other sectors, advocacy and bridge-building, funders can initiate significant change in communities. The sector needs to shift from focusing on programs and organizations, to focusing on communities and systems. This presentation will provide an overview of three funders who have been catalysts in their communities around systems change. The presenters will facilitate a discussion about barriers and opportunities for creating effective systems that support the most vulnerable populations.

Registration and schedule of events.

September 22, 2013 at 8:00am - September 25, 2013
Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Pl
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
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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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