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

Our Staff

Funders Together to End Homelessness is a virtual organization. Our staff is located throughout the United States, and frequently travels to meet with members and partners across the country.

If you are interested in meeting with Funders Together staff, please let us know or check out our Where We Will Be section to see if we are coming to your area!

 

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Amanda Misiko Andere

CEO

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Washington, D.C.
Email: [email protected]
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Amanda can answer your questions about: partnerships, public policy and advocacy efforts, racial equity and justice, Funders Together speaking engagements, and member networking.

 

     

Lauren Bennett

Director of Communications and Policy

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North Carolina
Phone: 617.245.0314 x107
Email: [email protected]

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Lauren can answer your questions about: national public policy and advocacy efforts, California state policy, overall communications strategy, and media requests.

 

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Stephanie Chan

Chief Strategy Officer

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Washington, D.C.
Phone: 617.245.0314 x105
Email: [email protected]

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Stephanie can answer your questions about: our strategic framework, strategy implementation, housing justice as racial justice, and networking.

 

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Michael Durham

Director of Networks

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Tennessee
Phone: 617.245.0314 x102
Email: [email protected]

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Michael can answer your questions about: regional and issue-based networks, in-person programming, and communities of practice.

 

     

Tia Smith

Director of Membership and Programs

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Tri-State Area
Email: [email protected]

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Tia can answer your questions about: becoming a Funders Together member, membership benefits, in-person programming, and national program planning.

 

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Holly Sullivan

Finance Manager

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Massachusetts

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Isaac Manchego

Knowledge and Membership Coordinator

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Minnesota
Email: [email protected]

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Jack Zhang

Programs and Communications Manager

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Tri-State Area
Phone: 617.245.0314 x103
Email: [email protected]

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Jack can answer your questions about: programming and logistics, Funders Together website, blog posts, social media, email communications, logo and photo requests.

 

 Interested in working for Funders Together? Check out our careers page here.

 

 

 

 

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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