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

Co-Sponsored Webinar: Emergency Action to Protect Workers Amidst the Coronavirus Crisis

Tuesday, March 24 | 2:00pm ET | 1:00pm CT | 12:00pm MT | 11:00am PT

Co-hosted by NFG’s Funders for a Just Economy, Economic Opportunity Funders, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative & Funders Together to End Homelessness

As the world continues to face the massive public health and economic crises related to the coronavirus, funders are considering how best to respond in this moment particularly to support workers, their families, and vulnerable communities. Join NFG’s Funders for a Just Economy (FJE), Economic Opportunity Funders, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative & Funders Together to End Homelessness to hear experts Roxana Tynan of Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), Nadia Marin-Molina of National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), and Nafisah Ula of Jobs with Justice (JWJ) share their latest thinking on emergency actions and policies to support and impact these communities at the local, state and federal levels. Following their initial thoughts and reflections, we will open the discussion so participants can share their emergency responses to the coronavirus public health and economic crises, ask questions, and share strategies toward a coordinated and comprehensive response.

March 24, 2020 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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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