The challenges facing the pursuit of housing justice persist across our work at all levels: local, state, and national. Threats to undo and counteract progress surround us on all sides – including within our own institutions – and have direct, harmful consequences on people, especially Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color. This calls into question: What does accountability really mean and look like in the movement for housing justice? How can philanthropy exercise authentic trust and cede power to people who are most impacted in order to advance a more just and liberated world?
Join us for the 2023 Funders Institute on July 17-19, 2023, as we focus on accountability and trust. Together, we will examine the opportunities and challenges of holding our institutions, partners, and ourselves accountable to the values of housing justice and explore the role of trust in our grantmaking practices.
During the Funders Institute, we will:
- seek to understand principled struggle and consider the difference between cancel culture and public truth-telling.
- discuss the responsibility to hold public officials, philanthropic peers, national advocates, and community partners accountable.
- participate in candid conversations about how philanthropy should shift its grantmaking practices to be rooted in trust, and importantly build trust with people who are most impacted.
- examine what it means to be Pro-Black and Pro-Indigenous in our housing justice work.
Date & Time:
Monday, July 17 | 9 am – 3:15 pm, with optional funders reception at 5 pm
Tuesday, July 18 | 9:00 – 10:30 am
Wednesday, July 19 | 8:30 – 9:30 am
Location: Washington Hilton at Dupont Circle | 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009
Registration for the 2023 Funders Institute is now closed. If you would still like to register for the Funders Institute, we may have a limited number of registrations available. Please contact Tia Smith before Thursday, July 13th.
When you register for the 2023 Funders Institute, you can indicate if you’d like to be placed on our waitlist for the NAEH conference should one of our reserved spots for joint registration become available.
We encourage you to make your travel plans as soon as possible, as the Washington Hilton at Dupont Circle is expected to fill up quickly.
COVID-19 Safety and FAQs
For the 2023 Funders Institute, Funders Together requires all attendees to be fully up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination status, as determined by the CDC. Attendees must also provide proof of a negative rapid test taken the morning of the Funders Institute and are required to wear a mask during the event except when eating or drinking.
Eligibility for Participation
Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private foundations, grantmaking staff at United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate or membership status, please contact Jack Zhang, Programs and Communications Manager.
1919 Connecticut NW
Washington, DC 20009
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