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

Health System Funders for Housing Justice Community Page

If you have any questions, please reach out to Michael Durham, Director of Networks at [email protected]

Network Goals 

Health System Funders for Housing Justice participants will: 

  • Map out and prioritize opportunities for health systems to have an impact on the homelessness system at state and national levels 
  • Create an action agenda for the network that includes investment opportunities, advocacy and policy priorities, and partnership recommendations 
  • Build trust and a structure among participants for sustained collaboration after Funders Together’s facilitation formally ends 

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  • Tabitha Blackwell
    published this page 2021-02-24 11:12:54 -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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