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2024 Funders Institute

The 2024 Funders Institute, in conjunction with the National Alliance to End Homelessness' 2024 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, takes place July 8-9, 2024 in Washington, D.C at the Washington Hilton at Dupont Circle (1919 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009).


Date & Time:
Monday, July 8 | 8:45am – 4pm, with optional funders reception at 5 pm 
Tuesday, July 9 | 8:30am – 10:30am 

Location: Washington Hilton at Dupont Circle  | 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009 

Please note: The National Conference on Ending Homelessness takes place from July 8-10. However, this year's Funders Institute only has sessions on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9.


Registration is live for the 2024 Funders Institute! This year, we have discounted early-bird registration for dues-paying members who register by Friday, May 24 at 3pm ET.

Joint registration to both the National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Funders Institute is available through Funders Together. Those interested in joint registration should sign up through Funders Together, NOT the National Alliance. Joint registration includes access to each day of the 2024 Funders Institute and the NAEH conference. The deadline for joint registration is Monday, June 3 at 3pm ET.

As in past years, we anticipate the hotel block to be filled quickly, so please take this into account as you are considering your plans to attend the Funders Institute and National Conference on Ending Homelessness.


Monday, July 8 

  • 8:15am – 9:00am | Check-in and Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm | Opening Plenary
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Lunch (provided) 
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm | NAEH Opening Plenary
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm | Afternoon Sessions 
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Reception   

Tuesday, July 9

  •  8:30am – 9:00am | Breakfast
  •  9:00am 10:30am | Morning Session 

More information, including the program agenda and speaker information, will be available soon.

COVID-19 Safety and FAQs

For the 2024 Funders Institute, attendees must also provide proof of a negative rapid test taken the morning of the Funders Institute. Funders Together also strongly encourages participants to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination status, as determined by the CDC and to wear a mask while indoors.  

Read more about our COVID-19 safety precautions and other FAQs.

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 Carey Cabrera, or visit our Join Us page.

July 08, 2024 at 8:45am - July 09, 2024
Washington Hilton at Dupont Circle
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC , DC 20009
United States
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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2024-04-18 17:15:52 -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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