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2024 California Philanthropy Convening on Housing Justice

Los Angeles | Tuesday, February 13, 2024 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM PT

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Join us on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at The California Endowment offices in Los Angeles for a special convening on how philanthropy can collectively support housing justice for all California's communities.

Hosted by Fund for an Inclusive California (at the Common Counsel Foundation) and the California Homelessness and Housing Policy Funders Network (at Funders Together to End Homelessness), the California Philanthropy Convening on Housing Justice will bring together philanthropy with diverse priorities and movement leaders to explore how housing justice efforts intersect with other movements such as climate, health, immigrant rights, and economic justice. 

This convening provides an opportunity to engage directly with funder peers and community leaders to reimagine how philanthropy from across justice movements can support organizing to build a state where all residents have a safe, accessible, and affordable place to live. Through in-depth discussions and breakouts, we will also examine what it means to build and shift cross-sector power for residents to have a voice in local and state policy settings and systems change. 


Date: Tuesday, February 13

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm PT, with a reception to follow 

The Center for Healthy Communities - Los Angeles
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


View the working agenda here

View our Speakers here.


Registration to the event is at capacity. If you would like to be added to our waitlist for the event, please email Lauren Bennett at [email protected]

Lodging Accomodations

In light of the hotel workers strike, we encourage participants to consider staying at in local hotels that have agreed to a contract. You can find a list of recommended hotels at Fair Hotels.


This convening is open to private foundations, community foundations, grantmaking staff at United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) located or doing grantmaking in California, including those whose funding priorities aren’t directly in housing or homelessness.

If you have any questions about the convening, please feel free to reach out to Lauren Bennett with Funders Together to End Homelessness or Tessa Callejo with Fund for an Inclusive California.


This convening is generously supported by the Arlene and Michael Rosen Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Crankstart Foundation, and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. A special thank you for their continued support!

February 13, 2024 at 9:00am - 4pm
The California Endowment
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  • Lauren Bennett
    published this page in Programming 2023-09-20 12:34:32 -0400

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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