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.

  • Monday, July 25, 2022 at 09:00 AM through July 27, 2022
    Washington Hilton - Dupont Circle

    2022 Funders Institute

    Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to announce our 2022 Funders Institute from July 25-27, held in conjunction with the2022 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Join us in person in Washington, DC for a program designed to create space for deep peer-to-peer and peer-to-expert connections.  

    Logistics

    Date & Time  

    • Monday, July 25 | 9:00 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 3:15, with optional reception off-site at 5pm 
      • Please note, the Funders Institute will break from 12:00 – 1:00 for lunch on your own and from 1:00 – 1:45 for the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s opening plenary, which those who opt for joint registration are eligible to attend.   
    • Tuesday, July 26 | 9:00 – 10:30 am 
    • Wednesday, July 27 | 8:30 – 9:30 am 

    Location  
    Washington Hilton 
    1919 Connecticut Ave NW 
    Washington, DC 20009 

    Registration  

    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. 

    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.  

    Please note that the registration for the Funders Institute and joint registration for the NAEH conference 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. 

    Agenda  

    View the working agenda here.

    COVID-19 Safety Precautions & FAQ 

    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. Funders Together is also planning to require masks indoors during our Funders Institute except when actively eating or drinking.  

    Read more about our COVID-19 precautions and other FAQ. 

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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