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

Myassa Jones-Bey

Membership & Program Coordinator

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Myassa is the Membership and Program Coordinator. She gained her administrative and coordination skills working in various sectors including the school system, government agencies and property management (to name a few). She first experienced working with nonprofit organizations in 2008 when she interned with a grant organization at The Executive Office of The Mayor. This sparked a passion within her to become more involved with human rights especially in regard to women’s empowerment, youth and child development and racial equity. She is currently building a women’s support group that promotes positive relationships between women, community outreach and personal development.

She is a DC Native. She enjoys spending time with her children and close friends and creative outlets like painting, singing, tattooing and writing.

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  • Lauren Samblanet
    published this page in Staff 2021-04-08 15:38:46 -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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