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COVID-19 Policies and FAQs

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If there are other questions you have, please reach out to Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer. 

COVID-19 Protocols

General Policies

Because we are sharing space with the National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Funders Together will follow the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ COVID-19 safety protocols, which includes a requirement to provide proof of being up to date on all vaccinations for COVID-19 prior to admittance to the conference venue.  

To ensure the safety of staff and attendees, Funders Together is also requiring masks to be worn indoors during our Funders Institute, except when actively eating or drinking. Masks will not be required during outdoor gatherings or meetings.  

  • Funders Together will require masks to be worn indoors during the Funders Institute except when actively eating or drinking. Funders Together will not require masks during outdoor gatherings. 
  • Please note that in the rest of the conference hotel, masking is optional. 
NAEH Conference Registrants

If you are registering for the NAEH conference through Funders Together, we will send you the National Conference on Ending Homelessness vaccination attestation form and waiver of liability form to sign through DocuSign. 

People registered for the NAEH conference will also need to bring proof of vaccination (card, photo of vaccination card, or app) to receive a wristband from a NAEH health checkpoint.

Other Questions

How many people will there be at the Funders Institute?

  • We are expecting roughly 50 people at the Funders Institute. 

What else are you doing to keep participants safe?

  • Funders Together is encouraging our participants to take a rapid test before attending the Funders Institute, even if you feel well. We will have a limited number of masks and rapid tests at our registration table for those who need one. 
  • We encourage participants to practice community care and consent by asking other participants whether they are comfortable with hugs or handshakes and for individuals to also enforce their boundaries if not comfortable with physical contact. 


Joint registration to both the National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Funders Institute will be available through Funders Together. Funders who register for both the Funders Institute and National Conference through Funders Together will receive $50 off the registration fee for the National Conference on Ending Homelessness. 

  • Dues-paying members: $875 
  • Non-dues paying members and non-members: $1,075 

Funders can also register for just the 2022 Funders Institute on Monday. This option allows you to attend Monday portion of the Funders Institute, including our funders networking reception, but does not allow access to the NAEH conference, the plenary, or the funder workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

  • Dues-paying members: $200 
  • Non-dues paying members: $400 

Please note that the registration for the Funders Institute and joint registration for the 2022 National Conference on Ending Homelessness is exclusively for private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer at Funders Together to End Homelessness.  


Cancellation and Transfers 

Monday, June 27 at 1pm ET 

Joint registration for Funders Institute and NAEH conference closes 

Before June 30, 2022 

Funders Together will process cancellation and transfer requests for JOINT registration before June 30. Cancel or transfer your Funders Institute or NAEH conference registration by emailing Stephanie Chan 

Thursday, June 30, 2022 

Joint registration payment due date 

June 30, 2022 – July 8, 2022 

Cancel or transfer your Funders Institute by emailing Stephanie Chan 

Submit request to cancel or transfer your NAEH conference registration by completing the NAEH Cancel Registration Form ($150 cancellation fee) 

After July 8, 2022 

Cancel or transfer your Funders Institute by emailing Stephanie Chan 

Submit request to cancel or transfer your NAEH conference registration by completing the NAEH Cancel Registration Form (no refund) 

Friday, July 15, 2022 at 1pm ET 

Deadline to register for the Funders Institute 

Deadline to transfer or cancel Funders Institute registration; after this date no Funders Institute refunds will be given 


To cancel a registration, send a request to Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer. Refunds for paid registrations are subject to approval and a cancellation fee. You will receive an email when your refund has been processed.  



  • In the registration form, there is an opportunity to let us know what accessibilities you need.  
  • Currently, we are not planning on a having a virtual option to participate in this year’s Funders Institute.  

Will the Funders Institute be recorded? 

We will record any keynotes or presentations, and recording will be available to Full Members of Funders Together after the event. That said, we are planning to have much of the 2022 Funders Institute be small, discussion-based conversations that will not be conducive to recording.  


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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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