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Co-sponsored webinar: ABFE Briefing: COVID-19 Communities of Color Needs Assessment Phase 1 Update

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT

Join leaders from various sectors as they provide insight on the initial findings of this ground-breaking research regarding Covid-19's impact on communities of color.

This snapshot of COVID-19's impact (the potential adverse outcomes related to physical and mental health, finances, employment, entrepreneurship, education, food access, housing, vaccination intent and messaging, racial stress and discrimination) on Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, and Native Hawai'ian and Pacific Islanders was led by the Alliance on National Psychological Associations for Racial and Ethnic Equity (The Alliance) - researchers of color centering people of color in their data collection and policy recommendations. The National Urban League has assembled The Alliance to develop this body of work. Recently, they have presented these preliminary findings in a series of meetings with Congressional tri-caucus members.


  • Update foundations, trustees, philanthropy-serving organizations and elected officials on this ground-breaking project
  • Offer participants an opportunity to pose questions on phase one and subsequent phases of this work.
  • Identify additional thought partners who are interested in implementing solutions based upon the research findings.

Funders Together is excited to co-sponsor this webinar in partnership with ABFE.


CHANGE Philanthropy; Council on Foundations (COF); Funders Together to End Homelessness; Grant Makers in Aging (GIA); Grantmakers in Health (GIH); National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

Length: 2 hours

June 01, 2021 at 3:00pm - 5pm

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  • Stephanie Chan
    published this page in Programming 2021-05-19 17:42:01 -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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