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Funder Call: Mobilizing Philanthropy for Youth Homelessness Prevention

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 1:00PM ET, 12:00PM CT, 11:00AM MT, 10:00AM PT

Co-Sponsor: Philanthropy New York

All Funders Together members who fund
or are considering fundingwork related to youth homelessness are invited to a virtual gathering April 18, 1-2:30pm ET. 


Join this funder call to discuss a model of preventing youth homelessness and why prevention remains the focus of the Funders Network for Youth Success (FNYS), a group of Funders Together members working toward solutions to prevent and end youth homelessness. You’ll learn about national and local policy efforts specific to prevention, Funders Together’s recent and upcoming programming on the issue, and what we are learning from our Canadian neighbors on their progress. You will also glean from leaders with lived experience on their vision for prevention within the broader movement to end homelessness, in addition to sharing what your foundation is prioritizing.

Learning Objectives

By participating in the event, you will: 

  • Understand one model of youth homelessness prevention and how Funders Together is pursuing it
  • Share what your foundation is prioritizing related to youth homelessness through an interactive exercise
  • Hear from a leader with lived experience about their vision for prevention as part of the larger movement to end youth homelessness


  • James Crowder, Senior Associate, Local Policy and Reform, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Marcella Middleton, Executive Director, A Way Home America
  • Paula Carvalho, Program Officer, Youth Homelessness, Raikes Foundation
  • Scot Spencer, Associate Director, Local Policy, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Michael Durham, Director of Networks, Funders Together to End Homelessness (moderator)


Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. You will receive your unique Zoom link once a Funders Together staff person has approved your registration. 

Registration is free but limited to Funders Together’s full and basic members and other funders. 

Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, 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, please contact Tia Smith, Director of Membership and Programs.  

Questions? Send questions to Michael Durham, Director of Networks. 

April 18, 2023 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2023-02-15 14:26:25 -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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