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

Funder Call: Funders Networks and Collaboratives Centering People with Lived Expertise

Thursday, April 28 | 2pm EST | 1pm CST | 12pm MST | 11am PST

As philanthropy works to reimagine its role in the work to prevent and end homelessness, a critical part of the process is exploring how philanthropy can provide ways for people with lived expertise to be in decision-making roles.

Join us for this network and collaborative focused member call as we bring leaders from both emerging and established networks and collaboratives together to learn and share ways people with lived expertise inform and influence the work. During the call, we will hear from funder collaboratives about how they are approaching this work and also explore how Funders Together can continue to support the work of your community's funders collaborative or network, as it develops its resources focused on how funders can effectively center lived expertise in their work.

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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.   

April 28, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs · · 617.245.0314 x104

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  • Tabitha Blackwell
    published this page in Programming 2022-03-28 16:44:37 -0400

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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