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

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  • published Health System Funders for Housing Justice 2020-11-17 09:36:20 -0500

    Health System Funders for Housing Justice

    The Health System Funders for Housing Justice is generously supported by CommonSpirit Health  

    Overview 

    During COVID, we have seen how important housing is to allow people to safely social distance from others and practice safe hygiene activities, such as handwashing, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Given that an analysis on unemployment projects a 40-45% increase in homelessness, it will take coordinated, collaborative efforts to prevent people from becoming homeless, to support the healthcare needs of people currently experiencing homelessness, and to move people experiencing homelessness into safe, stable housing. 

    Funders Together to End Homelessness, with the generous support of CommonSpirit Health, is launching the Health System Funders for Housing Justice, which will center on the inextricable link between healthcare and homelessness systems and the belief that housing is healthcare. 

    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 

    Who should participate? 

    This network is open to health systems interested in coordinating resources and strategies to better prevent and end homelessnessIndividual participants must meet the following criteria 

    • Believe that housing is healthcare and understand how homelessness and housing instability affect health outcomes. 
    • Have positional authority in their organization to direct or influence how investments are made at a regional or national level. 
    • Have positional authority in their organization to engage in or direct the engagement of policy and advocacy activities.  
    • Be able and willing to meet the participant expectations outlined below. 

    Participant Expectations 

    The success of this community of practice depends on the full commitment of each participant. While we understand that conflicts will always arise, we also hope participants will commit to: 

    • Participating in a pre-survey, an intake interview, and other periodic check-in calls with facilitators 
    • Attending monthly videoconference meetings and biannual virtual convenings. 
    • Sharing and learning in real time with peers and colleagues. 

    How to Join 

    If you are interested in joining the Health System Funders for Housing Justice or have any questions about the network, please reach out to Tabitha Blackwell at tabitha@funderstogether.org. 


  • Funder Call: Engaging Funder Networks and Collaboratives in Policy and Advocacy

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT

    Funder networks and collaboratives provide the opportunity for philanthropy to create a greater impact in communities through advocacy and policy. However, when each foundation has its own advocacy priorities, it can be difficult to create a common agenda for the funder network or collaborative 

    Funders Together is hosting a call to discuss how funder networks and collaboratives can build a political agenda to help advance housing justice. During this call, you will have the opportunity to hear how other funder networks and collaboratives are engaging in advocacy.

    This call is open to members of both established networks and collaboratives, as well as to those that are newly interested in convening funders in their communities.  

    Learning Objectives

    • Share how funder networks and collaboratives have engaged in policy and advocacy.

    • Understand how funder networks and collaboratives are able to create a collective agenda.

    How to Register

    Please register for this webinar through the button below. Once confirmed, you’ll receive call-in information directly from Zoom, which will be resent the day before and day-of the program. If you have any questions about registration in the hour before this webinar, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Knowledge Management and Communications Manager.

    Please note: Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.

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  • published United Way of Ventura County in Member Profiles 2020-11-02 17:45:26 -0500

    United Way of Ventura County

    United Way of Ventura County logo  
    702 County Square Drive, Suite 100
    Ventura, CA 93003
    (805) 485-6288
    https://vcunitedway.org/                                                

    Primary Contact

    Eric Harrison
    President & CEO
    eric.harrison@vcunitedway.org

    Organization Type

    United Way

    Mission

    To improve lives by inspiring and mobilizing the caring power and resources of our community.

    Other Contacts

    Maya Naylor
    Accountant
    maya.naylor@vcunitedway.org


  • Voices for Justice In the Movement to End Homelessness

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    As part of our Commitment to Racial Equity and in light of the racial justice awakening in this country, Funders Together is sharing statements, articles, and other resources that highlight the voices of Black leaders in the fields of philanthropy, homelessness, and intersecting systems. While it’s important for white leaders to speak up, we can further our commitments to racial equity by listening to, learning from, and incorporating the recommendations of Black leadership into not only our grantmaking but also into the structures of our organizations.

    Funders Together features these statements in bi-monthly emails. To be added to that mailing list, please email Lauren Samblanet at lsamblanet@funderstogether.org. These emails are only available for members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, corporate giving programs, and philanthropy-serving organizations.

    This page will be continually updated to include each statement that we highlight.

    Susan Thomas: A Personal Reflection by Melville Trust President Susan Thomas

    In her recent personal reflection, President of the Melville Charitable Trust and Funders Together board member Susan Thomas, discusses how our nation's policies impact Black and Brown communities, and the connection between healthcare, housing, low wages and homelessness.

    Read Funders Together's write-up.
    Read Susan's reflection. 

    Tony Richardson: Foundations, Act on What You Control to Confront Racism

    Funders Together board member and Executive Director of The Nord Family Foundation, Tony Richardson highlighted in his blog for The Center for Effective Philanthropy, how foundations can be more actively addressing racial bias and working toward racial equity.

    Read Funders Together's write-up.
    Read Tony's blog post.

    True Colors United for Black Lives

    In the youth and young adult homelessness space, we often hear the phrase nothing about us without us, which means that youth and young people with lived expertise of homelessness should not just be included in the designing of solutions to homelessness, but also have real decision-making power. True Colors United, a Funders Together partner, put this important value into practice in both the process used to create their statement, True Colors United for Black Lives, and in the statement’s content.

    Read Funders Together's write-up.
    Read True Colors United for Black Lives.

    ABFE: We Must be in it for the Long Haul

    In June, ABFE, a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities and a critical partner of Funders Together, released their statement requesting action from philanthropy against anti-Black racism. 

    Read Funders Together's write-up.
    Read ABFE's statement.

     


  • published Cooper Housing Institute in Member Profiles 2020-10-28 13:09:01 -0400

    Cooper Housing Institute

     
    17782 Sky Park Circle
    Irvine, CA 92614
    www.cooperhousinginstitute.org                                                       

    Primary Contact

    Wilfred Cooper, Sr.
    Co-Founder
    wcoopersr@wncinc.com

    Organization Type

    Family Foundation

    Other Contacts

    Luz Romero
    HR Coordinator
    LRomero@wncinc.com


  • Thank you for registering for the 2020 Funders Forum and Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference

    Thank you for registering for the 2020 Funders Forum and National Alliance to End Homelessness’s Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference. Here is your receipt. We look forward to seeing you in February! A follow up email with event logistics will be sent closer to the date of the Funders Forum

    Hotel rooms fill up quickly, so please register for your hotel room today. 

    The National Alliance to End Homelessness room block at the Oakland Marriott City Center has sold out. Other nearby hotels include:

    In the meantime, please feel free to reach out with any questions to Stephanie Chan at stephanie@funderstogether.org


  • 2020 Funders Forum Only Registration

    FUNDERS FORUM ONLY REGISTRATION

    Use this page to register if you would like to attend ONLY the Funders Forum on Wednesday, February 19. This option allows you to attend the entire Funders Forum, including our funders networking reception, but does not allow access to the Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference

    • Funders Together dues-paying members and funding partners: $250
    • Non-dues paying members and non-members: $400

    Payment options 

    Register and pay online.

    Register below for only the 2020 Funders Forum. 

    (Please note: we are only able to process online registration payments via PayPal at this time.)

    Pay by check

    If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your registration payment to the address below with “2020 Funders Forum registration” in the memo line. Then, send us an email to let us know that you plan to pay by check and we will register you for the event. 

    Mail checks to:

    Funders Together to End Homelessness
    89 South Street, Suite 803 
    Boston, MA 02111 

    Please note that the registration for the Funders Forum and joint registration for the Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference is exclusively for private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation requests made by Monday, December 30th, 2019 will incur a $50 cancellation fee. Requests made between Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and Monday, February 3, 2020 will incur a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after Monday, February 3, 2020 will receive no refund.

    To cancel a registration, send a request to Lauren SamblanetMembership and Program Coordinator. Refunds for paid registrations are subject to approval and a cancellation fee. You will receive an email when your refund has been processed.

     

     

     

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  • Webinar Archive: Ending Homelessness Means Ending Urban Native Homelessness

    We know that people of color face disproportionate levels of homelessness. In some areas, like Seattle, WA, American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are seven times more likely to experience homelessness than their white counterparts. Moreover, American Indians/Alaska Natives are least likely to be referred to housing and least likely to be accepted to housing when referred.

     

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  • published Stoneleigh Foundation in Member Profiles 2019-08-12 10:55:48 -0400

    Stoneleigh Foundation

         

    123 S. Broad Street, Suite 1630
    Philadelphia, PA 19109
    https://stoneleighfoundation.org/

              


    Primary Contact

    Janet Kroll
    Strategy & Planning Officer
    jkroll@stoneleighfoundation.org

    Organization Type

    Private Foundation

    Mission

    The Stoneleigh Foundation’s mission is to improve life outcomes for our community’s most vulnerable youth by advancing change in the systems that serve them.

     


  • Funders Institute Only Registration

    Monday's Funders Institute Only

    Use this page to register for only the Funders Institute on July 22. This rate does not include the NAEH conference opening plenary, full NAEH conference, or funder workshops on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Cost of registration

    • Full (dues-paying) Members of Funders Together: $250
    • Basic (non-dues paying) Members or Non-members of Funders Together: $400

    How to register

    Register online by clicking the button below. We are only able to process online registration payments through PayPal at this time.

    If you are not able to use PayPal or prefer to pay by check, please follow the steps below to register:

    1. Email Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator, at lsamblanet@funderstogether.org with the following information for each participant:
      • First and last name, title, email
      • Dietary restrictions
      • Accessibility needs
      • Pronouns
    2. Mail a check with “2019 Funders Institute” in the memo line to the address below:

    Funders Together to End Homelessness
    89 South Street, Suite 803
    Boston, MA 02111

    Cancellation policy

    Registration for the Funders Institute only closes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.

    Cancellation requests made by Wednesday, June 5, 2019 will incur a $50 cancellation fee. Requests made between Thursday, June 6 and Friday, July 5, 2019 will incur a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations made later than Friday, July 5, 2019 will receive no refund.

    To cancel a registration, send a request to Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator. Refunds for paid registrations are subject to approval and a cancellation fee. You will receive an email when your refund has been processed.

    Please note this event is exclusively for private funders, including foundations, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about registration or your eligibility to participate, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator, at lsamblanet@funderstogether.org.

     

     

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  • published 2018 Funders Institute in Past Events 2018-07-31 11:46:24 -0400

    2018 Funders Institute

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    The 2018 Funders Institute was held in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. In addition to our one-day Institute, the event continued through the National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Each day featured workshop sessions planned by Funders Together with content and discussion exclusively for private funders. Below is the agenda for the Institute outlining the various sessions that were offered along with resources that supplemented the topics covered.

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