A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

August 2017 Programming Edition



Youth Network Convening: Register Now!

September 25-27, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio

Ready to learn and share ideas, challenges, and questions with dedicated peers aimed at addressing how to end homelessness for youth? Join our new Youth Network in Cleveland for our first in-person event!

During this convening, you will have an opportunity to network and share with funder colleagues who are working across the country to prevent and end homelessness for youth and young adults. You will also hear from leaders in Cuyahoga County who were involved in A Place 4 Me, the collaborative initiative working to prevent and end youth homelessness that led to a strong system response in the county. 

Registration is NOW OPEN! Visit the event page to learn more or register. 


Employment Community of Practice: Foundation for Employment and Housing Convening
October 18-19, 2017
Washington, D.C.

We are launching our second Community of Practice, Foundations for Employment and Housing to explore the connection between employment and homelessness and philanthropy's role. This Community of Practice will allow funders to build strong relationships with peers doing this work across the country. Funders like Building Changes, McGregor Fund, Melville Charitable Trust, Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, and others are already signed on to learn about best practices and innovation around employment and its connection to housing stability. After creating a shared knowledge, participants will identify ways to move this work forward through policy and practice.

The official kick off for the community is in October with its first convening in Washington, D.C. held in conjunction with Heartland Alliance's Connections Project update. Preference for the limited seating at this event will be given to members of the Foundations for Employment and Housing Community of PracticeIf you are interested but unable to commit to the community at this time please contact Jennifer Olney at [email protected].

Enrollment for the community is now open! Don't miss out as spots are limited and enrollment will close once we reach capacity. 


Save the Date! 2018 Funders Forum
February 28, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Mark your calendars for February 28th for our 2018 Funders Forum in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness in Los Angeles! More information will be available soon on our Events Page so check back often and watch your emails for more details! 


Webinar Recording: Employment and Homelessness - What You Need To Know

We know there is an important connection between employment and homelessness and funders have a unique role in this intersection. In this webinar, Funders Together and Heartland Alliance joined up to share how employment can serve as important tool in ending homelessness. We also shared information about our new Community of Practice, Foundations for Employment and Housing.


Coming Soon: Advocacy Update - What's Next For the Federal Budget?

As the end of the fiscal year draws nearer, we are keeping a close eye on what is happening with the Federal budget and what that means for homelessness. Congress will be meeting about the Federal budget again soon, and once we have more information, we will share what we know and what effect that will have on philanthropy's efforts in the movement to prevent and end homelessness. Keep an eye on your emails and the event page for a date and time!


In addition to our Funders Together programming, check out these partner events that Funders Together will be at, representing and highlighting philanthropy's work in the efforts to prevent and end homelessness. If you are attending any of these events or would like to attend and meet up, please contact Amanda Andere or you can RSVP directly on the Where We Will Be page.

 USICH.png   August 23-24: USICH Thought Leadership Convening on Ending Family Homelessness
New Orleans

Community_Solutions.png    September 6-9: Community Solutions Built for Zero Briefing 

 change-philanthropy-logo.jpg   September 17-20: Change Philanthropy Unity Summit 
New Orleans

 Many_navlogo-x2.png   September 20-21: MANY Connection 2017 - The UnConference

 TCF-Logo.png   October 3-4: True Colors 40 to None Conference

 GIST_logo.gif   October 10: GIST Philanthropy, Racial Equity and Fiscal Policy Meeting 
Washington, D.C. 

 heartland_alliance_logo.png                      October 18-19: Heartland Alliance Connections Project Convening & Foundations for Employment and Housing Initial Convening 
Washington, D.C.

 ft_homelessness_ends_here.png     October 23-25: Funders Together In-Person Board Meeting

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