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

Co-sponsored Webinar: 2020 Census Funder Learning Series: Effective Strategies for Business Engagement

Monday, May 13 | 3:00pm ET | 2:00pm CT | 1:00pm MT | 12:00pm PT

This discussion, presented by the Funders Census Initiative, will focus on strategies to engage and build partnerships with the business sector around the 2020 Census. Presenters will share resources, approaches to census engagement, and insights into how to mitigate potential barriers, with a focus on Get Out the Count.

Presenters include: 

  • Jeffrey Connor-Naylor, ReadyNation
  • Kelly Brough, President & CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Gabriel Vaca, Chief Operating Officer, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 
  • Deborah Marino, Senior VP, Corporate Relations, SWBC
  • Florencia Gutierrez, Senior Research Associate, Annie E. Casey Association

Meredith Higashi, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Philanthropy Northwest

This briefing is only open to funders, philanthropy-serving organizations, and philanthropic advisors.

Co-sponsors: Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Forefront, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Grantmakers In Health, NY Funders Alliance, Philanthropy Northwest, United Philanthropy Forum

May 13, 2019 at 3:00pm - 4pm
Lauren Bennett ·

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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