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


Funders Together is committed to providing the best resources and programming to funders to support their work to prevent and end homelessness. In addition to the in-person convenings we host, Funders Together also provides a variety of resources that meet the ever-changing needs of our members, as they work to determine best practices and solutions, as well as how to collaborate with peers and national partners across the country.

Featured Member Profiles

Members of Funders Together vary in their approach on how they support the movement to end homelessness and exploring those varied approaches in a candid and protected network is a benefit of membership. We share and highlight the innovative work our members are doing and how they are tackling homelessness in their communities through our Featured Member Profiles so that others can learn about how their peers are working in this space. The members that were highlighted in 2017 include:


Member e-Newsletters

We understand the importance of providing regular communications to our members to keep them abreast of latest news from the field as well as updates on member learning and networking opportunities. In previous years, Funders Together issued a member newsletter once a month. After receiving feedback and recognizing that news and events happen more than once a month, we transitioned to doing bi-monthly newsletter, separated into two categories:

  1. Member News: This e-news shares the latest FTEH blog posts, news about members’ work, resources members may find useful, and highlights our newest members to the network.
  2. Learning and Networking Opportunities: This communication features upcoming in-person and online events from both FTEH and partners that may interest members as well as a list of where FTEH staff will be in the upcoming weeks.


Webinars and Webinar Recordings

In 2017, Funders Together hosted 11 webinars with nearly 160 combined attendees. Webinars are an opportunity for Funders Together to highlight timely and important issues and best practices for members, and to provide action items for implementing changes in their work both internally and externally. In 2017, webinars included topics like advocacy and policy, connecting health and housing, youth homelessness, family homelessness, taking solutions to scale, and employment.

As an extended benefit, members can view the recordings of any of the previous webinars through our Webinar Recording page. Some of the most popular webinars include:


Advocacy Resources

Some funders may struggle to figure out the appropriate ways to advocate for the policies and work that will truly make a difference on the national, state, and local levels. To help support our members in finding their voice in advocacy and understanding what they can and cannot participate in, we provide Advocacy Resources that can help provide a comprehensive place to learn about most recent policy updates, ways to engage in advocacy and policy, how to support grantees in this work, and how we are working with our national partners to advocate on philanthropy’s behalf.



To keep our members informed about the trends, best practices, and latest news in homelessness, we provide content through the Funders Together Blog. In 2017, we produced 16 posts the featured topics ranging from employment and housing to advocacy and the Federal budget. From posing probing questions about race equity to informing member of the findings from Voices of Youth Count, we continue to create content that will engage our members in thoughtful conversation. A few of our most read blog post have been:


Members have reported increased learning from virtual learning and use of Funders Together online resources has resulted in changes in grantmaking and priorities or involvement in the community.


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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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