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

Webinar: Indigenous Self-Determination, Decolonization, & Housing Justice 

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT

Houselessness is a significant challenge for Indigenous Peoples as a direct result of systemic racism perpetuated by colonization, broken treaties, forced assimilation, and boarding schools. The longstanding implications of colonization, structural and institutional racism, and displacement have further exacerbated this crisis.  

In our aspiration to become a pro-Indigenous organization, Funders Together is honored to showcase our colleagues at NDN Collective to learn more about their work taking place in the realm of housing justice, Indigenous self-determination, rematriating grants, and community-led solutions. This session will address how NDN Collective is creating self-determination programs to aid healing from colonization, political violence, racist policies, and intergenerational trauma, helping people find purpose and stability. We will learn how NDN Foundation was formed to rematriate wealth and resources back to Indigenous hands, under Indigenous control, and get insight from organizers on the ground who continue to address gaps in city services and advocate for systematic change. 

“As Indigenous Peoples, we are not homeless, our land is our home. We are houseless.” - NDN Organizer 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn more about the transformative work taking place at NDN Collective  
  • Gain insight into successful Indigenous-led grant rematriation tactics that can be applied to all levels of giving frameworks
  • Acquire knowledge from experts in the field working to support unhoused relatives using sustainable community-centered and led models  


  • Angelica (Angie) Solloa (she/her), Digital Organizer, NDN Collective 
  • Sunny Red Bear (she/her), Associate Director of Organizing, NDN Collective  
  • Thalia Yarina Carroll-Cachimuel (she/her), Director of Movement & Strategic Partnerships, NDN Collective 


Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. You will receive your unique Zoom link once a Funders Together staff person has approved your registration.

Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members of Funders Together. Government funder 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 Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer.  


This webinar will take place via Zoom. Registration will be open until March 28. If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please reach out to Michael Durham.

This call will last 60 minutes.  

March 28, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Michael Durham ·

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2024-02-08 14:00:17 -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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