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Co-Sponsored Webinar Series: Three Years Later, Funding Social Movements Matters More Than Ever

Part 2: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT

Funders Together is excited to co-sponsor this webinar hosted by Philanthropy New York.

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During the 2020 uprisings against anti-Black racism and amidst a global pandemic, every sector in the United States, including philanthropy, condemned systemic injustice and committed to implementing more equitable policies and practices within their institutions. Three years later, it remains vital for foundations to support social change movements, from emergence to infrastructure to sustainability. Join us for a two-part virtual, interactive sessions to explore social movements, the needs of movement leaders, and promising practices from funders. 

In partnership with the Building Movement Project, Philanthropy New York will dig deep into their latest reports and toolkits (Move the Money and Funding Movement Infrastructure) for peer-to-peer reflection and hands-on practice.

Learning Objectives

  • A deeper understanding of the characteristics of social movements
  • Ideas and practices that meet the needs of movement leaders
  • Approaches to overcome barriers that arise in supporting social movements
  • Resources to catalyze conversations within foundations about resourcing social movements





This is a two-part session (May 9 and June 13). We encourage you to attend both sessions, so when you register for session one, you will automatically be registered for session two on June 13. Discussions will build on previously discussed topics and build a space for peers to share processes, learn, and practice together. The sessions will be recorded. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to each session. Registration is required by May 8th.

Members of Philanthropy New York: Please register by signing in to the Philanthropy New York website.

Non-Members of Philanthropy New York: Please email [email protected] with name, title, and organizational affiliation. Please indicate you were invited by Funders Together to End Homelessness. 

This webinar is 90 minutes.

June 13, 2023 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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  • Lauren Bennett
    published this page in Programming 2023-04-21 13:31:17 -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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