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Funders Briefing Lunch at the Housing Ohio Conference

On Monday, April 8 at 12 p.m. join Funders Together to End Homelessness, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, and the Nord Family Foundation for a special funders convening in conjunction with the 2019 Housing Ohio Conference hosted by the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO).

Tony Richardson, Executive Director, Nord Family Foundation, and Angela D’Orazio, Senior Program Officer of Housing, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, will lead us in exploring strategic ways philanthropy can be a key player in local efforts to prevent and end homelessness as well as how funders can work together to ensure all Ohioans have access to safe and affordable housing.

Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together, will provide updates from recent meetings with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), give insight to the final FY19 federal budget and FY20 proposed budget, and discuss national trends on innovative grantmaking in housing and homelessness.

The free event will take place at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel on Capitol Square during the 2019 Housing Ohio conference. The luncheon is a separate event for funders only. 

Registration for this event is now closed.


Please note: This event is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, corporate giving programs, and United Ways. If you have questions about participating, please contact Lauren Bennett, Director of Communications, at [email protected]  

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April 08, 2019 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E State St
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
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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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