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

Funder Toolkit

At Funders Together, we believe that we can end homelessness in the United States and philanthropy will play a critical role in this effort.  But first, we must come together to share what works, learn from each other, and challenge each other to develop innovative, long-lasting solutions.

The Funders Together Learning Series is designed for funders.  This series will inform your grantmaking and advocacy efforts through blog posts, fact sheets, toolkits, webinars, and in-person meetings.  

We plan to keep adding to these materials and invite you to suggest ideas for materials that you, as a funder, would find helpful to your work in homelessness or a related area.  Please contact us with your ideas.


Newest Resource:


Funders Together's 2015 Policy Platform


Most Popular Resource:


Grantmakers Toolkit to End Homelessness


Other Resources by Population:

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Other Resources by Solution:

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Not seeing what you're looking for?  Do you have a suggestion for a resource that would be helpful for your work?  Contact us.


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  • Alexis Perlmutter
    published this page 2015-03-19 20:45:06 -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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