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

Co-Sponsored Webinar: Funding Like You Want to Win: Philanthropy & Movement Investments

Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT

Host: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Co-Sponsors: Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial CountiesGrantmakers In HealthHispanics in Philanthropy
Northern California GrantmakersPhilanthropy New York, Southern California Grantmakers


As foundations put the finishing touches on their 2024 grantmaking portfolios, nonprofit organizations at the forefront of the movement for social justice are also planning their 2024 strategies to build power, disrupt the status quo, transform narratives, and secure more equitable outcomes for their communities – but will they be funded to put those plans into action?

Every historical movement, from civil rights to marriage equality has required sustained effort over time, including developing campaign frameworks, deploying organizers, conducting research and message testing, and navigating legislative and judicial systems. As a sector, philanthropy is uniquely positioned to underwrite these capacities and ensure that movements have the resources needed to weather oppressive forces - including in many cases, a well-funded opposition.

From homelessness, to economic inequality, to xenophobia and racism, the challenges our nation faces will not be solved overnight. The adage “fund us like you want us to win” is one that funders should take to heart as they pursue agendas to improve community wellbeing.

In this conversation we’ll hear from leaders at the forefront of efforts to build a more inclusive, healthier, safer and prosperous multi-racial democracy, as well as learn foundations that have embraced movement-centered strategies.



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This webinar will take place via Zoom. Register by 5pm PT on Wednesday, March 13. If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please reach out to GCIR.

GCIR will make available the list of webinar participants to presenters upon request, unless the registrant requests to remain anonymous (to register anonymously for this program uncheck the box "show in roster").

This call will last 60 minutes.  


March 14, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3pm

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2024-02-20 15:25:49 -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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