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

2019 True Colors United Impact Summit

Funders Together staff will be at the 2019 True Colors United Impact Summit on September 4th and 5th where we will be hosting two sessions on youth homelessness:

  • Money Moves: Partnering with Funders to End Youth Homelessness: This session will explore how funders are partnering with providers to create and advance solutions to prevent and end youth homelessness. Attendees will discover new ways to meaningfully engage with grantmakers beyond simply requesting funding.  

  • Sharing Power: Philanthropy’s Role in Centering Lived Experience: This session will engage funders in a conversation around philanthropy's role in creating a culture of lifting voices of lived experience and prioritizing the expertise of those individuals in the creation of solutions. Attendees will gain strategies on how they can support their foundations and their grantees to center the voices of LGBTQ youth and young people of color in ending youth homelessness.

We invite you to join us as we dive into these two very important topics! To learn more or to register for the True Colors United Impact Summit, visit the Impact Summit's website

September 04, 2019 at 8:00am - September 06, 2019
Marriott Wardman Park
Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
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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