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2021 Funders Forum: Housing Policies and Partnerships Rooted in Justice

Join us virtually on March 23-24 for our 2021 Funders Forum: Housing Policies and Partnerships Rooted in Justice, which will focus on housing justice policy priorities at the national, state, and local levels, and opportunities for public-private partnerships. 

Under a new Presidential Administration, housing and homelessness advocates are working to proactively push for policies and practices that are rooted in evidence and justice. And, as the country continues to grapple with the effects COVID-19 and racism has on homelessness, it is important for philanthropy to lean into public-private partnerships. Join us during the 2021 Funders Forum to learn about the housing and homelessness priorities we need to advocate for and how we can build new public-private partnerships that advance those priorities, racial equity, and housing justice. 

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 2:00-4:00 ET (1pm CT / 12pm MT / 11am PT)  
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 2:00-4:00 ET (1pm CT / 12pm MT / 11am PT) 


You can find a working agenda for both days here.


Registration for the 2021 Funders Forum is closed.

If you have not received your Zoom link, please reach out to Lauren Samblanet at [email protected]


See a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Key Dates

January 12, 2021 Registration opens
March 19 at 11:59p ET Deadline to request a refund
March 22 at 1:00p ET Deadline to request a registration transfer
March 22 at 1:00p ET Online registration closes
March 23 and 24, 2:00p ET 2021 Funders Forum


March 23, 2021 at 2:00pm - 4pm
Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs ·

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  • Stephanie Chan
    published this page in Programming 2021-01-12 13:05:47 -0500

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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