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

Our Board

Our board members are among the most innovative and effective homelessness grantmakers in the country and are an important resource for our members. 

 

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Alicia Lara

Community Partners
Board Chair

 

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Tony Richardson

The George Gund Foundation
Board Vice Chair

 

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Debbie Reznick

Polk Bros. Foundation
Board Secretary

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Bill Major

Zarrow Family Foundations
Board Treasurer

 

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Darnell Cadette

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

 

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Bianca Carter

Trinity Church Wall Street

Read more about Bianca.

 

 

     

Angela D'Orazio

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Read more about Angela.

 

 

     

Elisa Harrigan 

Meyer Memorial Trust

Read more about Elisa.

 

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Katie Hong

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Read more about Katie.

 

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Andrea Iloulian

Chief Executive Office, County of Los Angeles

Read more about Andrea.

 

 

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Kelli King-Jackson



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Susan Bass Roberts

Pohlad Family Foundation

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Charles Rutheiser

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Read more about Charles.

 

 

     

Susan Thomas

Melville Charitable Trust

Read more about Susan.

 

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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