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.
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]
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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.
Upcoming Webinars and Events
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Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 2:00pm ET / 1:00pm CT / 12:00pm MT / 11:00am PT
Young people who experience homelessness have significantly higher rates of emotional, behavioral, and immediate and long-term health problems. Numerous studies have outlined the negative outcomes for individuals under the age of 24 experiencing homelessness. Communities are exploring how to work more upstream and provide supports that can help prevent youth homelessness, while addressing their unique health needs. Addressing social determinants of health, such as housing instability, can be challenging, long-term endeavors. Some health systems, funders, and nonprofit organizations, however, are exploring ways that they can support affordable housing.
The webinar will explore the intersection of health and homelessness among young people. We will discuss some promising programs and projects that are currently happening and upcoming at this intersection. We will also highlight some programs addressing the medical needs for some specific subpopulations of young people experiencing homelessness, such as pregnant young women and system-involved youth.
- Explain the shifting policy, programming, and practice landscape related to individuals under 24 years old experiencing homelessness.
- Identify gaps in care for young people experiencing homelessness and provide several innovative examples of how to address those gaps and generate learning to improve care.
- Provide several key perspectives from medical, research, and practitioners on the importance of a comprehensive and holistic care delivery approach that is centered on creating equitable access to young people experiencing homelessness.
- Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs, FTEH (Moderator)
- Kelly Kelleher, MD, Pediatrician and Professor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Barbara Poppe, Barbara Poppe and Associates
- Natasha Slesnick, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Administration, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
How to Register:
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 Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 12:00pm ET / 11:00am CT / 10:00am MT / 9:00am PT
As communities around the country battle evictions and the increasing lack of affordable housing, the challenges of preventing and ending homelessness for certain populations have become more pronounced. With the closure of schools and the decline of additional community supports due to COVID, the youth homelessness movement has evolved. Organizations working with young people experiencing homelessness are working to continue to address youth homelessness effectively with age and culturally appropriate models of accommodation and supports.
This call will provide funders the opportunity to meet with national youth homelessness partners to hear how they are approaching their work in the coming year. Funders will also discuss how they can better engage with young people with lived expertise to advance their work both nationally and locally. Participants will be able to have small group discussions with each national organization to learn what key work they are looking to move forward over the next year, as well as provide possible ways for funders to engage to advance the work of the greater movement.
- Engage with organizations that are leading the work in the national youth homelessness work to hear what work they have in the coming year
- Learn about opportunities for funders to advance the national and local efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness
- Explore the policy and advocacy efforts that are happening within the youth homelessness movement and opportunities to partner with key stakeholders
National Partners Participating:
- Youth Collaboratory
- True Colors United
- National Youth Forum on Homelessness
- Chapin Hall
- A Way Home America
- Rapid Results
- Point Source Youth
How to Register:
Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below.
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.
California Homelessness & Housing Policy Funders Network Webinar: Power Building Strategies to Advance Housing Justice Policy
Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:15pm PT
This session will last 75 minutes.
This summer, the California Homelessness & Housing Policy Funders Network came together to establish a shared knowledge around philanthropy’s role in building power for equity and justice and how it relates to moving homelessness and housing policy in California.
How do we take that knowledge and apply it to grantmaking strategies to build and shift power? During this webinar led by racial justice organizers at Liberation House, we will discuss the various power building strategies funders should support and how these strategies can advance homelessness and housing policy change in California. We'll also hear lessons learned from a funder peer around their work to shift and build power to advance equitable policies that intersect with housing justice.
- Understand the various strategies to build and shift power to influence policy change
- Learn how to influence your foundation to support power building and implement strategies to advance policies that address homelessness and lack of affordable housing
- Jonathan Lykes, Liberation House
- Tashira Halyard, Liberation House
To register for this webinar, please use the register button below.
Participation is limited to private funders in California. Only private funders (e.g. foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy serving organizations, and members of Funders Together) located in California or who do grantmaking in California will be allowed to participate. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email Lauren Bennett.
The California Homelessness and Housing Policy Funders Network is generously supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.