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

Member Call: Building a Funder Network or Collaborative

Thursday, January 31 | 1pm EST | 12pm CST | 11am MST | 10am PST

In the past several years, funder networks ancollaboratives have been emerging in communities across the countryMore and more funders are asking how they can work together to harness philanthropy’s collective influence and leverage funds to make the most impact on efforts to prevent and end homelessness locally. 

Join us to learn more about what it takes to start a funder network or collaborative, as well as explore various models and structures for each. This call will provide some lessons learned and opportunities to engage funders around networks and collaboratives. During the call, you will also discover how Funders Together can support you in starting one in your community.  

Please RSVP below if you are able to attend. We look forward to an engaging discussion!

Please note: This call is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]  

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January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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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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