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Local Learning: Pathways to Housing Justice: Accelerate Action!

Bay Area - Hybrid | Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM PT
In-Person Location | 160 Spear St., Ste 360, San Francisco, CA

Host: Northern California Grantmakers

Northern California Grantmakers | Together for Good

Co-Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation, Funders Together to End Homelessness


Introduction to Pathways to Housing Justice

Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to co-sponsor Northern California GrantmakersPathways to Housing Justice, 3-part series on Intersectional Solutions. We all deserve a decent place to live. It’s a matter of basic justice and a measure of who we are as a community. 

Having a stable, affordable home impacts our health, ability to find and keep a job, success at school, and connection to our communities. Our whole community does better when everyone has good, safe housing.

Housing justice is also racial justice. Generations of exclusionary policies and institutional racism have created an unjust housing system that falls hardest on Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. Addressing the Bay Area’s housing crisis means taking on the underlying inequities baked into how housing is developed and delivered.

There is a path forward, and it’s not one size fits all. No one sector, city, or county can tackle it alone. We can be proud of the progress we have made over the past few years, building broad coalitions that can secure legislative victories, invest in affordable housing, and support advocacy and power-building work.

Together, we can develop an intersectional approach and thrive in our collaboration for effective solutions. It’s up to all of us to fight for housing justice, and philanthropy has an important role to play as we build a Bay Area that moves all of us forward. 

Accelerate Action!


In the final session of this series, Northern California Grantmakers will highlight successful local, regional, and state philanthropic housing efforts and share information on actions philanthropy can take to support housing advocacy, and power-building efforts.


How to Register

Please RSVP for this event by using the registration button below. This event will last 60 minutes. After registering, you will receive a Zoom link for the webinar.


September 13, 2023 at 1:00pm - 3pm

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2023-06-15 15:36:41 -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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