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

Funder Call: Engage with National Partners in the Movement to End Youth Homelessness

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. 

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.   


December 07, 2021 at 12:30pm - 2pm
Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs · · 617.245.0314 x104

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  • Isaac Manchego
    published this page in Programming 2021-11-12 16:39:42 -0500

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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