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Local Learning: Funder Meeting at Housing First Partners Conference

Tuesday, April 12  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm PT

Join Funders Together for an in-person meeting during Housing First Partners Conference in Seattle. If you're attending the conference or based in the area, we hope you'll join us for this intimate networking and learning experience. This is a great opportunity to be in person with a small group of funders and to learn and network and be in community with one another, and the agenda will be designed around attendees' most pressing questions. 



  • Date and time: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm PT, with optional outdoor networking reception to follow offsite from 4:30 – 6:00 PT. 
  • Who should attend: Philanthropy based locally in King County and/or the Pacific Northwest, as well as philanthropy attending the Housing First Partners Conference.  
  • Capacity and COVID-19 precautions: This meeting will be capped at 20 people. We plan to follow the HFPC COVID-19 protocols, which include mandatory vaccination or negative PCR test in the case of medical or religious exemption, as well as masking unless actively eating or drinking. 

You do not need to be registered for the Housing First Partners Conference to attend this meeting or the optional outdoor happy hour. Funders Together will be represented by our CEO, Amanda Andere, and our Chief Strategy Officer, Stephanie Chan. Please reach out to Stephanie if you have any questions. 


RSVP Today

This meeting will be capped at 20 people, so if you are interested in attending please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot. Meeting room and reception location will be shared with those who RSVP.


April 12, 2022 at 1:00pm - 4pm
Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer ·

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  • Stephanie Chan
    published this page in Programming 2022-04-06 10:58:38 -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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