Born from our youth-focused community of practice, Foundations for Youth Success, the Funders Network for Youth Success is a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to prevent and end youth homelessness. Members of the Funders Network for Youth Success have access to:
- Resources, such as webinars, member calls, newsletters, articles, and blog posts
- Opportunities to learn about philanthropy's unique role in supporting youth-led organizations
- Networking opportunities
- Opportunity to engage in advocacy with other funders
- Connection to key national partners
The Funders Network for Youth Success is open to all full and basic members of Funders Together who are currently investing or interested in best practices and solutions to youth homelessness or intersecting issues, such as education, and juvenile or criminal justice. There is no fee associated with joining the network and members can join at any time. To join, please email Director of Networks Michael Durham at [email protected].
Youth Homelessness Funder Strategy Circles
Launched in 2024, the Funders Network for Youth Success hosts bimonthly forums to discuss emerging issues affecting philanthropy’s role in preventing and ending youth homelessness. This is the opportune place to showcase your work, ventilate struggles, get input from colleagues, and build relationships with others in similar roles.
All members of Funders Together to End Homelessness are eligible; simply fill out this form, after which you will receive a calendar invitation from Michael Durham.
Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday every other month at 2:00 ET, 1:00 CT, 12:00 MT, 11:00 PT.
Funders Together to End Homelessness has collected resources that provide you a snapshot of the current youth homelessness landscape for funders. This includes an archive of youth-homelessness-specific newsletters and webinars all in once place.