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.

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 02:00 PM

    Co-Sponsored Webinar: Stability Starts at Home: Strategies to End Student Homelessness

    Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT

    At the EdFunders 2023 annual conference, attendees stated that housing was at the top of the list of pressing concerns among intersectional issues affecting education. This bears out in the data: homelessness rose overall by 12% in 2023 according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education, which uses a more instructive definition of homelessness, identified 1,205,292 public-school students experiencing homelessness during some point of the 2021-22 school year – this a 79% increase from 2004-05 (
    NCHE). The widening gap between incomes and housing costs is largely responsible, a disparity caused and compounded by structural racism and other forms of oppression.

    This webinar will confront this crisis using a housing justice framework to address student homelessness, with an emphasis on youth and young adults. We will connect the dots between national advocacy on affordable housing, homelessness and education justice, featuring a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and showcasing their grantmaking strategies at this intersection. We'll also hear from an advocate for students experiencing homelessness whose personal experience informs his work.



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

    Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar


    This webinar will take place via Zoom. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the program time. By registering for this program, you agree to Grantmakers For Education's Learning Environment Commitment. This call will last 75 minutes. 

    Host: Grantmakers For Education

  • Monday, April 22, 2024 at 08:30 AM
    Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC , DC

    Co-Sponsored Event: Housing Not Handcuffs: Johnson v. Grants Pass Supreme Court Rally

    Washington, DC | Monday, April 22, 2024 | 8:30am - 12:00pm ET 

    Hosts: National Homelessness Law Center, National Coalition for the Homeless


    On April 22nd 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the case of Johnson v. Grants Pass. This sets the stage for the most significant Supreme Court case about homelessness in decades. At its core, this case will decide whether cities can arrest and fine people for things like sleeping outside with a pillow or blanket, even when there are no safe shelter options.

    Join Funders Together to End Homelessness, National Homelessness Law Center, the National Coalition for the Homeless, and a growing list of partners from around the country in a Day of Action Rally at the courthouse on the day of the oral arguments. We need your help to show SCOTUS, Congress, and the media that homelessness is not a crime and that ticketing and arresting people makes homelessness worse. The only solution to homelessness is ensuring that everyone has a safe and dignified home to sleep in.

    The rally will feature homeless activists, organizers, and advocates speaking on the impact of this case and what will happen if SCOTUS rules in favor of either Johnson or Grants Pass. 

    We are excited to announce that Amanda Andere, Funders Together CEO, will speak during the rally and join other homelessness activists, organizers, and advocates in vocalizing what is truly needed to end homelessness and acheiving housing justice in this country!

    About the Case

    Johnson v. Grants Pass is a class-action court case originally filed in 2018, when Grants Pass, Oregon began issuing tickets to people for sleeping on public property, even when there was no shelter available. A group of homeless individuals sued the city for criminalizing their state of homelessness, and the courts decided that it is cruel and unusual punishment to fine or arrest people for sleeping outside when they have nowhere else to go.

    Now, Grants Pass is trying to have that ruling overturned, giving them power to punish people for simply trying to survive. Grants Pass, like many cities in America, is thousands of housing units short of what is needed. That shortfall will not be solved by putting more people in jail or issuing more tickets. The solution to homelessness is safe, decent, and affordable housing for everybody.

    Learn more about this historic case at johnsonvgrantspass.com.


    • 8:30 - 9 AM: Lie-in at the Supreme Court
    • 9 - 10 AM: Breakfast with advocates from all across the country
    • 10 AM - 12 PM: Main rally with speakers, including FTEH CEO Amanda Andere


    Please RSVP for this event by using the registration button below. Registration is through the National Homelessness Law Center. The event will take place at the Supreme Court of the United States (First Street NE between East Capitol Street and Maryland Avenue).

    Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

  • Monday, April 22, 2024 at 08:30 AM
    Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC , DC

    Johnson v. Grants Pass Supreme Court Rally

    Amanda Andere, Lauren Bennett, and Carey Cabrera will be at the Housing Not Handcuffs: Johnson v. Grants Pass Supreme Court Rally in Washington, D.C. on April 22. If you are also attending the rally or will be in the area, reach out to Lauren

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2024 at 12:30 PM

    Co-Sponsored Webinar: Solving California’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Innovative Policy Approaches

    Thursday, May 8 | 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT, 1:30pm MT, 12:30pm PT

    Hosted by: Rise Economy

    Co-Sponsored By: Common Counsel FoundationThe California EndowmentCalifornia Community FoundationSan Francisco Foundation, Funders Together to End Homelessness

    Numerous bills and measures have been passed at the state and local levels in California over the last few years to support affordable housing and homelessness prevention. Yet public sector efforts alone cannot solve a housing crisis of this scale. States like New York, Illinois, and Massachusetts have laws that incentivize reinvestment by financial institutions to support their housing strategies, meet the financial needs of low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color, and increase integrity and accountability in financial services.

    It is time for California, with one of the largest economies in the world, to ensure that corporations profiting from doing business in the state play a strong role in deploying private capital to meet the housing needs of our communities.

    Join us for a funders-only virtual briefing and conversation with foundation, public sector and community leaders on the importance of corporate accountability in tackling the housing crisis. Presenters will share policy strategies to address the capital gap by increasing banking sector investment in affordable housing and BIPOC homeownership.

    Learn about innovative solutions and campaigns underway now that could generate significant resources and data to address the state's affordable housing crisis, stabilize neighborhoods, and build climate resilience.


    • Isaac G. Bryan, State Assemblymember, District 55
    • Holly J. Mitchell, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District
    • Jarrett Tomás Barrios, Senior Vice President of Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives, California Community Foundation
    • Paulina Gonzalez-Brito, Chief Executive Officer, Rise Economy
    • Aboubacar “Asn” Ndiaye, Executive Director, Northern California Land Trust
    • Leo Goldberg, Co-Director for Policy and Capacity Building, California Community Land Trust Network
    • Moderator: Dr. Manuel Pastor, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California and Director, University of Southern California Equity Research Institute


    Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. 

    This event is a peer learning opportunity for staff and trustees of grantmaking institutions and funder networks, and philanthropic advisors only.

    Once your registration is approved you will receive a confirmation with a link for the meeting. If you have questions about eligibility to register, please contact Sarita Ahuja

    The deadline to register is 5pm PT on Thursday, May 2.

    Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar


    This webinar will take place via Zoom. 
    This call will last 90 minutes. You will receive your unique Zoom link once a Rise Economy staff member has approved your registration.

  • Monday, May 13, 2024 at 11:30 AM

    Local Luncheon: Health Funders for Housing Justice in Phoenix

    Phoenix, AZ | Monday, May 13, 2024 | 11:30am 2:30pm MT

    All funders interested in the relationship between health and housing justice are invited to a special gathering in conjunction with the
    National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium. Optimizing the host organization’s leadership on homelessness and healthcare, Funders Together will gather funders to explore the unique role of philanthropy and health systems at the intersection.  

    This gathering is designed for members of Funders Together’s membership network, Health Funders for Housing Justice, but is open to any funder. 

    Registration for the NHCHC conference is encouraged but not required.  


    RSVP for this event by using the registration button below. The meeting will take place at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ. If you have any questions, email Michael Durham

    Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

    Special thanks to Raza Development Fund for sponsoring this gathering! 

    Logo for Raza Development Fund

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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