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

Upcoming Events and Webinars

Funders Together programming is designed to connect and educate funders, United Ways, and philanthropy serving organizations who are working to advance housing and racial justice.

Please use the green buttons above to register for upcoming Events and Webinars, explore 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, Chief Strategy Officer at [email protected]

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, September 04, 2024 at 02:00 PM

    Webinar: Washington State Reduced Youth Homelessness 40% and You Can, Too

    Wednesday, September 4, 2024 | 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00pm PT

    Washington State reduced homelessness among unaccompanied youth and young adults by 40% after launching a concerted campaign to do so in 2016. While we will not rest on our laurels, we celebrate this life-saving success, especially in the context of the regression represented by the Supreme Court’s ruling on Johnson v. Grants Pass.

    Join this discussion to hear the funder perspective on Yes to Yes, a lauded public-private partnership. After an overview of what the project accomplished, we will focus on how funders worked in collaboration and adapted to feedback in real time, highlighting the cross-system (education, criminal-legal, foster care, etc.) work that proved essential. The conversation will highlight transferable lessons that funders in other states can embrace, including strategies applicable across all age groups of people living with housing instability.

    Learning Objectives 

    • Describe three accomplishments of Yes to Yes in Washington State
    • Name an example of how Yes to Yes’ funders adapted their approach based on feedback from partners in real time
    • Understand how other states can replicate Washington’s success

    Speakers 

    • Sheila Babb Anderson (she/her), Campion Advocacy Fund, President, Housing & Homelessness
    • Paula Carvalho (she/her), Program Officer- Youth Homelessness, Raikes Foundation
    • Marie Groark (she/her), Managing Director, Schultz Family Foundation

    Registration  


    Please
    RSVP for this webinar using the button below. You will receive your unique Zoom link once a Funders Together staff person has approved your registration. 
     

    Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members of Funders Together. Government 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 Carey Cabrera, Membership and Knowledge Coordinator.

    Technology


    This webinar
     will take place via Zoom meeting. If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please
    reach out to Michael Durham, Director of Networks. 

    This call will last 1 hour.


    Co-Sponsors: 

    Grantmakers for Education | Grantmakers for Thriving Youth | Youth Transition Funders Group

  • Thursday, September 05, 2024 at 03:30 PM

    Local Learning: Improving the Lives of Children and Families – The Hidden Gem of the Tax Code

    National Harbor, MD | Thursday, September 5, 2024 | 3:30pm - 6:00pm ET 

    Host: Tax Equity Funders Network

    This event will be held in conjunction with the 2024 Prosperity Summit taking place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in the Washington, DC area. 

    As Funders Together continues to mobilize philanthropy to leverage its resources and power to realize housing justice, we know that private resources pale in comparison to what governments bring to bear. And no tool is more powerful to liberate public resources than the tax code, including on the federal, state, and municipal levels.  

    We are proud to co-sponsor the Tax Equity Funders Networks convening along with other national partners to explore how philanthropy can affect tax policies that promote economic and racial justice, preventing and reducing homelessness in turn.  

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify opportunities for funders to scale their impact through tax credits and tax-system-focused strategies
    • Share how funders focused on equity, economic mobility, and improving outcomes for children, youth, and families work together to promote more inclusive and equitable tax policies that build prosperity for all
    • Provide lessons learned from early childhood, housing, childcare, health and mental health funders who are using tax-focused strategies to achieve their goals
    • Foster the opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and action planning.

    Registration:


    Please RSVP for this event by using the registration button below. Registration is through the Tax Equity Funders Network. The event will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland. If you have any questions, you may contact Ami
    ([email protected]).

    Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

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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