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

Ohio Grantmakers Forum: Philanthropy Forward Conference



Design your own conference experience.
Stay with your constituency group, follow your funding area, be exposed to new ideas, get hands-on training, stick with lectures or try out more interactive workshops.

Gain practical skills and knowledge.
With a variety of topics, you’ll gain tips and advice you can immediately put to use.

Take deep dives or skim fast-paced sessions.
We’ve thrown out the regimented agenda: some sessions are deep dives, allowing you to really dig into complex content, while others are fast-paced, shorter events.

Network with old friends and new.
Meet up with colleagues and meet new ones as we welcome, for the first time, individual donors, giving circles and United Ways.

Listen less, talk more.
You’ll spend less time listening and more time talking, discussing and digesting what you’ve learned as you’re learning.

Learn more and RSVP here.

November 12, 2013 at 9:00am - November 15, 2013
Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
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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