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Funder Call: Opportunities to Support Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:30pm ET, 2:00 - 3:30pm CT, 1:00 - 2:30pm MT, 12:00 - 1:30pm PT

Co-Sponsored by: Grantmakers in Aging

Funders Together to End Homelessness and Grantmakers in Aging recently partnered to host a webinar on the unique opportunity for funders to support older adults to remain in their homes and out of the overcrowded and expensive systems that often contribute to housing instability. Speakers addressed the need to implement targeted strategies to meet the needs of older adults experiencing homelessness.  

This Funders Call will allow participants to explore deeper some of the strategies that are being implemented to support older adults experiencing homelessness, as well as advocacy opportunities to better serve those aging.  Participants will be placed in small groups where they will be able to dialogue with speakers working to support this vulnerable population. Speakers will provide an overview of their work and participants will be able to ask questions and dive deeper into how funders can support aging adults experiencing homelessness. This will be an interactive call that will allow participants to get to know some of the key partners working with this population. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the shifting policy and practice landscape related to individuals over 50 who are experiencing homelessness. 
  • Identify gaps in care for older adults experiencing homelessness and provide several innovative examples of how to address those gaps and generate learning to improve care.


  • Donna Butts, Executive Director, Generations United
  • Dennis Culhane, Ph.D., Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy and Co-Principal Investigator for Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy
  • Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice In Aging
  • Patti Prunhuber, Senior Housing Attorney, Justice In Aging

Length: 90 minutes

How to Register

Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. A Funders Together staff person will approve your registration, and you will receive a link from Zoom to join. 

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.   

October 20, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs · · 617.245.0314 x104

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  • Isaac Manchego
    published this page in Programming 2021-10-11 15:02:51 -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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