Funders Together recognizes that our vision for housing justice on a national level, including its aspirational values and concrete policy implications, requires implementation at the local level. Any community’s unique history, politics, and relationships determine our success. If we expect regions’ homelessness providers to act in coordination and align behind racial justice values, so should funders.
What We Cannot Do Alone: Assembling Regional Funder Networks for Housing Justice aims to support our members in mobilizing funders at the local level. This resource helps funders understand:
- how to make the case for regional funder networks,
- the range of structures, staffing, models, and activities typical of FTEH networks,
- various Funders Together’s networks in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore, and
- eight recommendations for anyone exploring a new network.
If you represent a community looking to stand up a new funder network on housing justice, email Michael Durham, Director of Networks, for support.
During this webinar, we presented the key recommendations from the new report and enjoyed deep conversation with the directors and member representatives from Funders Together San Diego and Chicago.