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

Funder Call: August 2 Office Hours for Philanthropy - Funders Together Membership Onboarding

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 | 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT 

This is an informal opportunity to engage our FTEH team and ask any burning questions that have arisen. If you are new to our network or need more clarity on what FTEH is all about, join us for this free virtual offering. If you are familiar with our work and just need to brush up on how best to engage our team and our members only resources, register for this member onboarding refresher. 

We will guide you through our members only resources and support you in finding the tools that you need to feel supported in your work. Our Chief Strategy Officer, Stephanie Chan and our Director of Membership & Programs, Tia Smith will be your virtual tour guides for this funder call.  

Who can join this call? 

This call is for Full Members and New Members of the FTEH network.   

What will be discussed?  

Bring any questions, topics, feedback, or ideas to this call. If there’s something specific you know you want to talk about, please give us a heads up by sharing in the registration process or reaching out to staff. Ideas may include: 

  • Questions about membership and how to engage with Funders Together 
  • Seeking feedback on something you’re working on  
  • A question about an emerging issue in your community  
  • Ideas for Funders Together’s future programming, resources, partnership, and field-building work
  • What Funders Together staff think about (insert topic here) or what we’re dreaming about 
  • Anything else, really! 


Please RSVP for this funder call using the button below. You will receive your unique Zoom link once a Funders Together staff person has approved your registration.   


Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to foundations, grantmaking staff at United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members of Funders Together. Government employees/funders 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 Tia Smith, Director of Membership & Programs.  


This funder call will take place via Zoom. If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please reach out to Jack Zhang, Programs and Communications Manager.  

This call will last 1 hour. Attendees are welcome to stay for part or all of the call.  

August 02, 2023 at 2:00pm - 2pm
Stephanie Chan · · 617.245.0314 x105

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2023-06-28 14:13:10 -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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