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Save the Date: 2019 Funders Institute

The 2019 Funders Institute, in conjunction with the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, will take place July 22-24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. This year’s Institute will focus on racial equity and the role philanthropy plays in addressing racial disparities in housing.

Joint registration to both the Funders Institute and National Conference on Ending Homelessness will once again be available through Funders Together! Funders who wish to attend just the Funders Institute on July 22 will still have the option of registering for the Monday-only portion of the Institute. 

More information, including registration and a working agenda, will be available soon and you can be the first to know! RSVP below if you’d like to be notified when registration opens. In the meantime, be sure to save July 22-24th in your calendars!


**Please note: This convening is only open to private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy serving organizations. If you have questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]

July 22, 2019 at 9:00am - July 24, 2019
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Carol Thornton Natasha Lifton Christine Gendron Russell Johnson Kristin Aldana-Taday Mike Schwartz Amy Kleine Cynthia Pritchard Denise Durel Janice Elliott Amy Denhart

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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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