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Funder Call: Questions and Challenges in Supporting Cash Transfer Programs

Tuesday, March 22, 2022| 2:00 ET, 1:00 CT, 12:00 MT, 11:00 PT

Cash transfer programs give people experiencing housing instability both financial support and agency to meet their immediate needs. As more funders think about how to financially support cash transfer programs, we know there are a lot of questions about implementation, buy-in and support, and capacity. 

The National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH) has been convening a flexible funding peer network across the country and, in partnership with Caravan Studios, is working to create a platform and accompanying guidance to support others in advancing cash transfers. During this funder call on March 22, Funders Together will build on our January cash transfers webinar and provide an opportunity for philanthropy to dig deeper on the questions they raised during that webinar. 

Our partners at NASH and Caravan Studios will first talk about cash transfer pilots to support housing stability for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors from our partners, and then we will moderate a conversation to hear what questions and challenges funders are encountering in supporting cash transfer programs and share challenges that providers are facing. This conversation is designed to both provide an opportunity for real time peer learning, as well as help inform the development of future resources.  

Call Objectives: 

  • Hear what cash transfers and flexible funding support looks like for supporting the housing needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors 
  • Learn and share with other funders about common questions and challenges philanthropy faces when supporting cash transfer programs 
  • Help inform guiding resources on implementing cash transfer and flexible funding programs 


  • Moderator: Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer, Funders Together to End Homelessness 
  • Sarah Washburn, Director of Community Experience, Caravan Studios 
  • Peg Hacskaylo, Founder/CEO, National Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (NASH) 
  • Christie Bevis, Program Manager, Safe Shelter Collaborative, Caravan Studios 


How to Register

Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. Once staff approve your registration request, you will receive a link directly from Zoom. We encourage you to use the button included in this email to create a calendar invitation for yourself.

Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and 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, Chief Strategy Officer.    


About Our Partners

National Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (NASH) - a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that survivors of domestic and sexual violence have a full range of safe housing options, through improved access, increased resources, and innovative solutions, ultimately catalyzing a safe housing movement. Our vision to is create a world where safe housing is a human right shared by everyone. 

Caravan Studios - a division of Tech Soup, builds technology tools and solutions that help communities organize, access, and apply local resources to their most pressing problems. Using a 5-step community design methodology, participating community members identify the issues they want to address and then help design and test potential solutions, thus ensuring that scaled solutions are made by and for the target communities.



This funder call will take place via Zoom meetings. If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please reach out to Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer.


March 22, 2022 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer ·

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  • Stephanie Chan
    published this page in Programming 2022-02-16 09:33:56 -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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