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Local Learning: Ending Homelessness Means Housing Justice: A Conversation with Amanda Andere

San Francisco, CA | Northern California Grantmakers

Funders Together is excited to co-sponsor this event hosted by Northern California Grantmakers.

Join Funders Together and Northern California Grantmakers on November 10th for a unique, in-person conversation with racial justice leader and Funders Together CEO Amanda Andere about the pursuit of housing justice in the Bay area. She’ll lead a conversation around the Funders Together to End Homelessness’ new strategic framework - which offers a definition of housing justice to reframe the work of ending homelessness in both theoretical and practical ways.

​We’ll explore how philanthropy can work to disrupt oppressive systems that cause people to lose their housing in the first place, even as we attend to the immediate crisis of people living without homes. 


Amanda Misiko Andere has spent over fifteen years working in the nonprofit and public sector as a leader committed to racial and housing justice through advocacy for systemic change. Prior to joining Funders Together to End Homelessness as their CEO, she served as the CEO of Wider Opportunities for Women, a national advocacy organization. Currently, she serves as a board member of theUnited Philanthropy ForumandEquity in the Center. Amanda is a founding member and on the leadership team for the National Racial Equity Working Group on Homelessness and Housing. She also serves on the Leadership Council for theDC Partnership to End Homelessness. As a former Co-Chair ofA Way Home America, Amanda is a co-conspirator in their work to end youth and young adult homelessness rooted in racial equity.  


When: Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Where: Northern California Grantmakers (160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco, CA)

Register here for the Re-Entry Webinar

Don’t miss the opportunity to escape the Zoom world and reconnect with your colleagues! All attendees must follow NCG's COVID-Health & Safety Protocols, which include showing proof of vaccination upon entry and wearing a mask while in NCG offices. You can read more about NCG's in-person event protocols here.  

November 10, 2022 at 10:00am - 12pm
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States
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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2022-11-02 10:45:37 -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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