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

Save The Date: 2020 Funders Forum

The 2020 Funders Forum, in conjunction with the 2020 Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults national conference, will take place February 19 in Oakland, CA. 

Joint registration to both the Funders Forum and the Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults conference will once again be available through Funders Together! Funders should register for both the Forum and full conference through our registration pages when available.

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 February 19 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]

February 19, 2020 at 9:00am - 4:30pm
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
United States
Google map and directions
Tabitha Blackwell ·

Will you come?

Showing 4 reactions

  • Valerie Currie
    rsvped 2020-01-31 15:51:29 -0500
  • Jackie Downing
    rsvped 2019-10-20 20:26:47 -0400
  • Trina Newell
    rsvped 2019-10-17 15:20:13 -0400
  • Melissa Stafford Jones
    rsvped 2019-09-14 13:49:30 -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

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or email.