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

November 2017 Programming Edition



Save the Date: 2018 Funders Forum
February 28, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Mark your calendars for our 2018 Funders Forum on Wednesday, February 28, in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness in Los Angeles! Watch your email and check our event page for more information, including agenda and speakers. We hope you will join us to learn and network with other funders working to prevent and end homelessness.

Don't forget, registration for the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness will close early. We encourage you to attend the full conference and register as soon as possible.



November 16, 3 p.m. ET | Webinar: Key 2020 Census Milestones - Preparing to Invest in a Fair and Accurate Count

Now is the time to prepare for the 2020 Census, and your participation is vital to ensuring the census is fair and accurate. Census data is used to determine political representation and the allocation of government resources for the next 10 years. With declining resources and a new, online format, it is essential that we work with our communities to make sure that individuals at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness are accurately counted.

Learn more about important milestones before and during the 2020 Census and ways your foundation can support "Get Out the Count" activities, including participation in state and local Complete Count Committees. Join this webinar on Thursday, November 16, at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT, to hear from funders who engaged in this work during the 2010 census and are preparing for the 2020 census. This webinar is led by Funders' Committee for Civic Participation and is co-sponsored by Environmental Grantmakers Association, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Grantmakers in Health, and United Philanthropy Forum. Please register for the webinar on Eventbrite.


December 14, 1 p.m. ET | Webinar: Built for Zero - A National Campaign Helping Communities to End Chronic and Veteran Homelessness

Following the 100,000 Homes Campaign, Community Solutions discovered that the rate of chronic homelessness increased nationally, despite reaching its goal of achieving housing for over 100,000 people. Looking for deeper impact, the organization has launched Built for Zero, a bold step to ending chronic and veteran homelessness.

Join this webinar on Thursday, December 14, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, to hear from Beth Sandor, the leader of this coordinated effort, who will help us explore how this national campaign is developing real-time data, accelerating the spread of proven strategies, and how it has helped seven communities end veteran homelessness and three communities end chronic homelessness. We will also highlight how philanthropy has aided in this change work and answer the pressing question, “How can funders help sustain this national momentum?”

This is the first in a two-part series. In part two, we will hear directly from two communities that have reached zero – one in chronic and the other in veteran homelessness.



In addition to our Funders Together programming, check out these partner events that Funders Together will be at, representing and highlighting philanthropy's work in the efforts to prevent and end homelessness. If you are attending any of these events or would like to attend and meet up, please contact Amanda Andere or you can RSVP directly on the Where We Will Be page.

Click on the map below to see what events we will be at in the coming months!



employment.jpgSecure Jobs: More Than A Program, It's About Systems Change
Sue Beaton, The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation

If you are interested in new strategies around workforce development and its connection to housing stability, please visit the page for Funders Together’s new Community of Practice, Foundations for Employment and Housing. Funders like The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Building Changes, McGregor Fund, Melville Charitable Trust, The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Siemer Institute, and Valley of the Sun United Way are already signed on to join this two-year community.

If you are interested in joining Foundations for Employment and Housing, please contact Jennifer Olney at [email protected].


National Low Income Housing Coalition Webinar: FY18 Budget Outlook for Affordable Housing Programs
NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) invite you to join advocates from across the country to learn about the current status and outlook for the FY18 budget process and how advocates can effectively communicate with policymakers and the public about the need for increased federal investments in proven affordable housing and community development programs. The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 16, at 2:30 p.m. ET; click here to register.

Webinar Recording: Engaging Healthcare Partners to Advocate for Housing
On Monday, October 16, we examined why the Kresge Foundation made investments in an effort to bring healthcare partners on board to advocate for housing stability, the impact of these investments, and how funders can take a leading role in making the housing and health connection. We also took an in-depth look at how to engage health-focused partners in our work to end homelessness and spoke to a community who has been successful in meeting this challenge, and tools and resources available to replicate solutions across the country.

Partner Resource from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness - Emerging Strategies for Addressing Racial Inequities in Our Efforts to End Homelessness
USICH shares ideas and strategies - including how to use data - to address racial inequities from discussions at its Thought Leadership Convening on Ending Family Homelessness, held in New Orleans in August.

Partner Resource from CSH - The LIHTC Story and its Impact on CSH Supportive Housing Investment
This story map shows the impact of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit over the last three decades, on the development of affordable and supportive housing, the economy, and society. "Of the housing [CSH has] supported, nearly 80% moved forward because of the LIHTC." Now, bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to strengthen and expand the LIHTC.

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