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Webinar: Recommendations for Philanthropy to Support Immediate Needs and Long-Term Solutions to End Homelessness during COVID-19

Wednesday, May 20 | 3:00 ET | 2:00 CT | 1:00 MT | 12:00 PT

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the country, we must remember that all of us are better off when everyone, especially members of our community experiencing homelessness, are healthy. People experiencing homelessness are uniquely at risk of being exposed to and contracting COVID-19, but we know that safe, stable housing is a key to saving lives and keeping communities healthy. If we are thoughtful and intentional about how we act now, we can end homelessness.

The role of philanthropy during this unprecedented time cannot be overstated. In early May, Funders Together shared a set of recommendations that were created to provide guidance to philanthropy around both the immediate needs (response) and long-term strategies (recovery) for effective and equitable solutions to support people experiencing homelessness.

Join this webinar to dive deeper into these recommendations for philanthropy working to prevent and end homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will walk through what funders can do now to meet immediate needs, as well as share actions funders should start taking now to prepare for a strategic recovery period. Participants will also learn how these recommendations fit in with key guidance from the Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness Response from our partners at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH).


  • Amanda Andere, CEO, Funders Together to End Homelessness
  • Lauren Bennett, Director of Communications and Policy, Funders Together to End Homelessness
  • Ann Oliva, Visiting Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

How to Register

To register for this webinar, please RSVP below.

Please note: This webinar is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. If you have any questions about your ability to participate, please reach out to Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.  


May 20, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4pm
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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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