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

Funders Together programming is designed to connect and educate funders, United Ways, and philanthropy serving organizations who are working to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

Please use the green buttons above to register for upcoming Events and Webinars, learn about our Learning Communities, and see Where Staff is Traveling.

Everyone is able to learn more about our work through recaps of our past events. You must be logged in to view our webinar recordings.

If you have any questions or are interested in co-hosting or sponsoring a program or event, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]

Interested in creating and supporting dynamic spaces for funders to engage with, learn from, and network with one another? Consider becoming a Networking and Learning Opportunities Sponsor! Contact Lauren Bennett for more information.

Current Learning Communities

At Funders Together, we work to facilitate information sharing and scale best practices. One of the ways we do this is through issue- and community-based learning communities. Learn more about these learning communities here.

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Upcoming Webinars and Events


If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times below are in eastern time.  If you are logged in, times below should reflect your current time zone.

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 03:00 PM

    Funder Call: Opportunities to Support Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:30pm ET, 2:00 - 3:30pm CT, 1:00 - 2:30pm MT, 12:00 - 1:30pm PT

    Co-Sponsored by: Grantmakers in Aging

    Funders Together to End Homelessness and Grantmakers in Aging recently partnered to host a webinar on the unique opportunity for funders to support older adults to remain in their homes and out of the overcrowded and expensive systems that often contribute to housing instability. Speakers addressed the need to implement targeted strategies to meet the needs of older adults experiencing homelessness.  

    This Funders Call will allow participants to explore deeper some of the strategies that are being implemented to support older adults experiencing homelessness, as well as advocacy opportunities to better serve those aging.  Participants will be placed in small groups where they will be able to dialogue with speakers working to support this vulnerable population. Speakers will provide an overview of their work and participants will be able to ask questions and dive deeper into how funders can support aging adults experiencing homelessness. This will be an interactive call that will allow participants to get to know some of the key partners working with this population. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain the shifting policy and practice landscape related to individuals over 50 who are experiencing homelessness. 
    • Identify gaps in care for older adults experiencing homelessness and provide several innovative examples of how to address those gaps and generate learning to improve care.

    Speakers:

    • Donna Butts, Executive Director, Generations United
    • Dennis Culhane, Ph.D., Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy and Co-Principal Investigator for Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy
    • Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice In Aging
    • Patti Prunhuber, Senior Housing Attorney, Justice In Aging

    Length: 90 minutes

    How to Register

    Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. A Funders Together staff person will approve your registration, and you will receive a link from Zoom to join. 


    Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs.   

  • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 at 03:00 PM

    Webinar: Key Health and Housing Policy Opportunities to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

    Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:30pm ET, 2:00 - 3:30pm CT, 1:00-2:30pm MT, 12:00 - 1:30pm PT

    There is growing recognition of the value of coordinating health care, affordable housing, and social services for people with complex health needs and histories of housing instability, including people experiencing homelessness and those leaving prisons and jails. Increasingly there is interest across hospitals, managed care organizations, local governments, public housing authorities, social service providers, state Medicaid agencies, and state housing entities to work together to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of vulnerable populations. This is raising unique issues at the intersection of housing, health policy, and financing.

    At the same time, a new administration is in place and setting new priorities for expanding access to health and housing, including ensuring approaches are creating equitable access. This webinar will provide an overview of the current health care and housing policy landscape, including identifying key issues that health and housing organizations can mobilize to support, and the status of legislative issues that are currently being considered by the Administration and Congress.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the current federal-state policy landscape at the intersection of health and housing
    • Learn how Medicaid can be maximized to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness and what other policy solutions are needed to address Medicaid ‘gaps’
    • Identify key policy and/or legislative proposals being prioritized by advocates and those being advanced by the administration and Congress

    Speakers:

    • Alexa Eggleston, Audacia Consulting LLC (Moderator)
    • Jennifer Sullivan, Director of Housing and Health Integration, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
    • Anna Bailey, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


    How to Register:

    Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. A Funders Together staff person will approve your registration, and you will receive a link from Zoom to join. 


    Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs.

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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