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


Collaboration is at the heart of being successful in the work to preventing and ending homelessness. Funders who collaborate together and partnerships that are built on public and private relationships provide a critical backbone to support and ensure that efforts build strong and sustainable programs throughout communities can positively influence and effectively create systems change.

We encourage you to see the various ways philanthropy is partnering together and with the public sector:


Homelessness Funder Collaboratives

At Funders Together, we support the dedicated collaboration of committed foundations, United Ways, and corporate partners who work as one to prevent and end homelessness in their communities. Learn about collaboratives focused on working together and increasing the power of philanthropy in communities.

Public-Private Partnerships

No one sector alone can prevent and end homelessness: it takes the dedication and commitment from entities across the sector coming together with common goals. Read more about the importance of these partnerships and some examples from across the country. 

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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