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September 2017 Programming Edition



Last Chance! Youth Network Convening

September 25-27, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio

Funders Together’s NEW youth network will be gathering in Cleveland later this month. Please register TODAY if you plan to join us.

This convening will provide a unique opportunity to network and share with funder colleagues who are working across the country to prevent and end homelessness for youth and young adults. Attendees will also hear from leaders in Cuyahoga County who are involved in A Place 4 Me, the collaborative initiative working to prevent and end youth homelessness. These small group settings allow attendees to get to know other funders who are working on similar issues and who can provide insight for your own work.

Registration is closing soon, so REGISTER TODAY! Visit the event page to learn more or register. 


Employment and Housing Convening with Heartland Alliance
October 18-19, 2017
Washington, D.C.

This fall, Funders Together to End Homelessness invites you to join Heartland Alliance, USICH, and other funders for a special event in Washington, DC. This event will lift up what Heartland Alliance has learned since 2009 in promoting employment and quality jobs as key elements in the fight to prevent and end homelessness and specifically learnings from national efforts to support systems collaboration work with five communities nationwide through the Connections Project. The Connections Project is a three-year project aimed at expanding systems-level innovations and partnerships in communities with the goal of increasing employment and economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers. The event will draw on the lessons learned, successes and challenges faced by these communities and will seek to engage leaders to identify future needs and directions for this work.

During this convening Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to host a funder-only dialogue that will allow the Foundations for Employment and Housing Community of Practice participants and other funders interested in workforce and housing stability to share their own work and learnings.

After the convening, funders interested in continuing the conversation and identifying action steps will be invited to join Funders Together’s new Community of Practice, Foundations for Employment and Housing. Funders like Building Changes, McGregor Fund, Melville Charitable Trust, Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, and others are already signed on to join this two-year community.

If you are interested in joining Foundations for Employment and Housing or learning more about this event, please visit the Community of Practice page or contact Jennifer Olney at [email protected]. 


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

Mark your calendars for February 28th for our 2018 Funders Forum in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness in Los Angeles! More information will be available soon on our Events Page so check back often and watch your emails for more details! 


September 14, 2pm ET | Webinar: Advocacy Update - What's Next For the Federal Budget?

As the end of the federal fiscal year draws near, we are asking: how will the newest developments with the federal budget affect homelessness and related programs as well as philanthropy's work to end and prevent homelessness? On this webinar, experts from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, National Alliance to End Homelessness, and National Health Care for the Homeless Council will share what they know about the federal budget, what to keep an eye on, and how philanthropy can be engaged.


September 21, 12pm ET | Webinar: Innovative Solutions to Connect Health and Housing

In this webinar, we will learn why the connection between health and housing is essential to the work to prevent and end homelessness and how to work across sectors to talk to health funders about investing in housing opportunities. We will also showcase innovative initiatives from Alliance Healthcare Foundation and Missouri Foundation for Health and hear key takeaways from each on how to replicate these solutions across the country. 


September 28, 2pm ET | A Conversation with our CEO: Making Progress on Ending Family Homelessness

Join Funders Together CEO, Amanda Andere, as she conducts an open conversation with Brittani Manzo and Robert Pulster of USICH about the recent Thought Leadership Convening on Ending Family Homelessness. This convening brought together local leaders who are driving progress toward ending family homelessness. The attendees discussed the key strategies and challenges as well as opportunities around solutions to support other communities across the country. During the call, we will also discuss what is next for philanthropy working towards ending family homelessness and some of the upcoming opportunities to engage with other funders as well as local and national partners. 


Partner Webinar: Dreams in Limbo: A Look at the Future of DACA, Young Immigrants, and How Funders Can Respond

The Trump administration announced on September 5, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated in March 2018. How are DACAmented immigrants, as well as their supporters and allies, responding to this policy setback? What legislative options and trade-offs are being contemplated? What immediate and long-term needs and strategies should philanthropy prioritize? On Thursday, September 14th at 4pm ET, learn more on this webinar hosted by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees.



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!

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