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    2021 Funders Forum

    Banner with FTEH logo and text that says: 2021 Virtual Funders Forum: Housing Policies and Partnerships Rooted in Justice

    On March 23-24, we held our 2021 Funders Forum: Housing Policies and Partnerships Rooted in Justice, which focused on housing justice policy priorities at the national, state, and local levels, and opportunities for public-private partnerships. 

    Under a new Presidential Administration, housing and homelessness advocates are working to proactively push for policies and practices that are rooted in evidence and justice. And, as the country continues to grapple with the effects COVID-19 and racism has on homelessness, it is important for philanthropy to lean into public-private partnerships.

    See below for details and resources from the event. A blog post with reflections from the Funders Forum is coming soon.

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  • Five Black and Latinx Grassroots Leaders Addressing Housing Affordability

    Funders Together pushes philanthropy to both fund grassroots organizations that are working on housing justice and to make sure that their voices are being included in policy conversations. On March 30, Funders Together and California YIMBY hosted a briefing to introduce funders to five Black and Latinx led/serving grassroots organizations that want to work deeper in housing affordability issues and center racial equity in the process. Here are the profiles of the five organizations who shared how increased capacity can transform housing policy.

     

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  • Staying Focused on Racial Equity: Philanthropy’s Role in Implementation of American Rescue Act Dollars

    Organizers and advocates won groundbreaking victories in investments through the American Rescue Plan. The bill notably moves away from trickle-down economics and instead gives direct support to households in need and makes tremendous progress prioritizing the needs of people who are struggling with unemployment, housing instability, and health care coverage.

     

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  • Funder Call Recording: Advancing Housing Justice Policies with the Biden Administration

    A new federal administration presents new and unique opportunities to advance racial and housing justice to end homelessness and housing instability. As philanthropy looks to engage with the Biden-Harris administration, funders must focus on ensuring that people with lived expertise are centered to help to build racially just housing infrastructure and that there are strong accountability measures to maintain it.

     

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  • 2021 Funders Forum Agenda

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    This agenda is subject to change without notice.

    Quick Links & Helpful Info

    • Tell us what you're hearing on social media! Use the hashtag #FTEH2021 on Twitter to be a part of the conversation.
    • If you have not received your Zoom link, please email Lauren Samblanet at [email protected]
    • See the Technology and FAQ page

     

    Tuesday, March 23

    2:00 ET
    Opening and Welcome
    Rename yourself in the participant box to reflect your full name and pronouns. Turn your webcam OFF and use the chat box to ask questions during the plenary.

    Resources

     2:15 ET
    Plenary: Advancing a National Policy Agenda for Housing Justice

    With a new presidential administration in office, housing and homelessness advocates have new opportunities to push for policies and processes rooted in evidence and justice. To kick off this year’s Funders Forum, national homelessness and housing leaders will discuss their top policy priorities and how the work happening in local communities can both support this national advocacy and be informed by it. 

    Speakers:

    • Jeremie Greer, Executive Director, Liberation in a Generation, and contributing author to Housing Policy Playbook - he/him
    • Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessnessshe/her 
    • Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalitionshe/her 
    • Amanda Andere, CEO, Funders Together to End Homelessness (moderator) - she/her  

    Resources:

    3:00 ET
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    Participants will be able to self-select their breakout if they have Zoom version 5.3.0 or higher. Funders Together staff will assist participants who are not able to self-select their breakout rooms.

    Please turn ON your webcams and unmute yourself if you have a question or comment.

     
    Breakout A1: Mobilizing Philanthropy at the Local Level to Advance Housing Policy

    Local policy and advocacy efforts are critical to implementing policies and processes that will support people experiencing homelessness and housing instability. We know that funders all across the country are working together locally and are increasingly engaging in policy and advocacy. In this breakout session, Funders Together members will share how they are building the scaffolding to move a funders network toward really pushing for racially equitable policy changes, how they’re bringing funders together to follow the policy agenda of organizers, and mobilizing foundation leadership across a state to do joint advocacy.

    Speakers:  

    • Emily Krisciunas, Director, Chicago Funders Together to End Homelessness (CFTEH) - she/her  
    • Jazmin Segura, Program Officer, Common Counsel Foundation – she/her 
    • Rebecca Allen, Senior Program Officer, Melville Charitable Trust – she/her 

    Resources

     
    Breakout A2: Supporting Community-Led Work and a Vision for Change

    Philanthropy has been having more and more conversations about building relationships and trust, funding grassroots organizing, and shifting power to communities and people to get us closer toward equity and justice. Incrementally more and more funders are starting to shift their strategies and grantmaking to do this, but we also know that this work, while crucial, is also not easy. In this session, we’ll hear from funders who are supporting the vision of organizers and taking steps to shift power. This conversation will go deep about how our work on housing and racial justice pushes us (as it should!) to navigate different perspectives between community, foundation staff, and board and what funders are learning about visions for new systems that are equitable and just.

    Speakers:

    • Paula Carvalho, Program Officer, Youth Homelessness, Raikes Foundation – she/her
    • Brian Paulson, Senior Program Officer, Pohlad Family Foundation – he/him
    4:00 ET
    Adjourn

    Day 1 of the Funders Forum will adjourn directly from the breakout sessions. Breakout rooms will remain open until a quarter past the hour in case participants wish to wrap up conversations.

     

    Wednesday, March 24

    2:00 ET
    Welcome and Opening

    Rename yourself in the participant box to reflect your full name and pronouns. Turn your webcam OFF and use the chat box to ask questions during the plenary.

    Resources

     2:15 ET
    Pop-Up Talks

    “Pop-ups” are a way for our network to quickly hear work that philanthropy and our homelessness and housing partners are engaged in across the country. These are brief, 5-minute presentations designed to share information and invite follow-up conversations after the program is over. 

    Speakers:

    • The HealthSpark Foundation in Montgomery County, PA, will share how they are supporting research to redesign their county’s coordinated entry system to create an equity-centered intake and triage tool that is more culturally responsive and antiracist than their current tool, used by many across the country.
      • Presenter: Emma Hertz, Director of External Affairs, HealthSpark Foundation - she/her
    • Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a national funder collaborative, will describe its support of narrative change work that links the three related crises of our times – COVID-19, the housing crisis, and our country’s racial reckoning. FHO will describe the evolution of its work to move housing out of a commodity context into a common good/human right framing – starting with field scans and analysis of how housing is currently framed, to specific message testing on housing, to its current support of work that equips housing justice fellows with practical communications tools and supports, informs systems-change policy work, and embeds these messages in arts and culture.  
      • Presenter: Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie, Project Direcotr, Funders for Housing and Opportunity - she/her
    • With new leadership at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, there are new opportunities to advance racial equity in housing and homelessness. Richard Cho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services at HUD, will share brief remarks about work already underway and priorities for the new Secretary.
      • Presenter: Richard S. Cho, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development - he/him
    • Anthony Love, Interim Executive Director at the United State Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), will share some brief remarks about priorities and areas of focus for USICH. 
      • Presenter: Anthony Love, Interim Executive Director, US Interagency Council on Homelessness - he/him
    2:40 ET
    Roundtable Conversations

    Roundtable conversations are open, generative conversations for funders to share what they’re working on or thinking about and to gather ideas and thought partnership on questions or challenges. Please select the conversation that is most useful and relevant to your work.

    1. Building Infrastructure for Public-Private Alignment on Narrative and Messaging Change
    2. Working with CoCs to Build a More Equitable Homeless Crisis Response System
    3. Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Messaging Efforts
    4. Providing Thought Partnership to HUD on Preventing and Ending Homelessness and Advancing Racial Equity

    Participants will be able to self-select their breakout if they have Zoom version 5.3.0 or higher. Funders Together staff will assist participants who are not able to self-select their breakout rooms.

    Please turn ON your webcams and unmute yourself if you have a question or comment.

    3:15 ET
    Transition Break
    3:25 ET
    A New Deal to End Youth Homelessness

    Ending youth and young adult homelessness will require transformation and re-orientation toward justice in the nation’s major systems serving young people—systems currently rooted in structural racism. The New Deal to End Youth Homelessness is a federal policy proposal that offers a roadmap to transform how young people, particularly Black, Brown, Indigenous, and LGBTQ young people, are supported in our society. During this closing plenary, leaders who helped create the New Deal to End Youth Homelessness will share their transformative vision for ending youth homelessness and how the process to achieve that vision must also be rooted in justice. 

    Speakers:

    • Marcella Middleton, Co-director, A Way Home America – she/her
    • Kevin Solarte, Director of Cross-System Initiatives, NIS Center for Housing Justice – he/him

    Resources:

    3:55 ET
    Closing Remarks

    We will wrap up the 2021 Funders Forum with closing remarks from Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness.

    4:00 ET
    Adjourn

  • Making the Case for the Equitable Evaluation Framework™

    As our philanthropic members increasingly center equity within their work, the staff of Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), PEAK Grantmaking, and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) recognized an opportunity to apply an equity lens to a tool that already exists in the toolbox of most funders: evaluation.  

     

    Through meetings and conferences we attended over the past few years, we were drawn in by the Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI), which asked us to imagine, “What might be possible if evaluation was conceptualized, implemented, and utilized in a manner that promotes equity?”

     

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  • 2021 Funders Forum FAQ

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    We're excited that you will be participating in the 2021 Virtual Funders Forum! We wish we could be together in person, but we're looking forward to the great content and conversations that will take place virtually on March 23-24.

    If your question is not answered here or you do not have your Zoom link, please reach out to Lauren Samblanet, Knowledge Management and Communications Manager, at [email protected].

     

    Technology Platform & Call-In Info

    We will be using Zoom Meetings for all parts of our virtual Funders Forum. Participants will receive an email from Zoom with their unique call-in information no later than March 8 and will receive reminders each week, the night before, and morning of the Funders Forum.

    We recommend using the links in the email from Zoom to create calendar events for yourself. Participants' call-in information is unique to them and should not be shared with anyone else.

    For best results, we recommend updating your Zoom to the latest versions, which will allow you to self-select into the breakout sessions you wish to join. If you are unable to self-select into a breakout room during the convening, a Funders Together staff person will help move you into a breakout session manually.

    • Desktop client or mobile app: version 5.3.0 or higher
    • Chrome OS: version 5.0.0 (4241.1207) or higher

    Logging in to the Funders Forum

    • Rename yourself: Please rename yourself in the participant list so that it reflects your first and last name and your organization.
    • Connect phone audio to computer: If you use your phone for audio in addition to joining via computer, please link your phone and computer by entering in your participant ID. You can find your participant ID in the pop up when you log in on your computer or by clicking the arrow (^) next to the mute/unmute button at the bottom of your screen.

    Will there be captioning available?

    Captioning will be available on Tuesday, March 23 during the plenary session, however there will not be captioning during the breakouts. On Wednesday, March 24, captioning will be available for both hours of the event.

    Will the Funders Forum be recorded?

    Parts of the Funders Forum will be recorded and available to Full Members of Funders Together after the event. Full Members will need to be logged in to the Funders Together website in order to view the recordings. If you are not a Full Member of Funders Together and would like to learn more, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.

    Key Dates

    January 12, 2021 Registration opens
    March 19 at 11:59p ET Deadline to request a refund
    March 22 at 1:00p ET Deadline to request a registration transfer
    March 22 at 1:00p ET Online registration closes
    March 23 and 24, 2:00p ET 2021 Funders Forum

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy

    Transferring Your Registration

    • If you can no longer attend the Funders Forum and would like to transfer your entire registration to a colleague, please email Lauren Samblanet. We will accommodate transfer requests through 1pm ET on Monday, March 22, 2021. 
    • Please note that this option is only for transferring your whole registration to a colleague. If you can only attend part of the Funders Forum and wish for a colleague to also attend, they will need to have their own separate registration.  

    Canceling Your Registration

    • Because we do not need to factor in space and food costs for this virtual Funders Forum, we are able to have a more lenient cancelation and refund policy for this event. We will accept registration refund requests through Friday, March 19 at 11:59 pm ET.  There will be no partial refunds. 
    • If you can no longer attend the Funders Forum and would like to request a refund, please contact Lauren Samblanet 

  • Webinar Archive: The Inflow Pilot: Cross-system Collaborations to Drive Measurable Reductions into Homelessness

    We cannot end homelessness if we also do not understand and address the inflow of people into the homelessness system. Funders Together has heard an interest from our members to learn more about inflow work happening around the country. Funders Together is excited to share the work of one of our partners, Community Solutions, who is partnering with Built for Zero communities to develop and test replicable models to drive reductions in inflow in a diverse set of BfZ communities. 

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  • Webinar Archive: Re-imagine LA: Dismantling Systemic Racism by Investing in Health, Housing, and Jobs

    In unprecedented times, we need historic measures. Measure J to Re-Imagine LA would set a national precedent, permanently investing billions of dollars directly toward the health, housing, and economic justice that our communities, particularly our communities of color, have been calling out for.  



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  • 2020 Virtual Funders Institute Technology FAQs

    We're excited that you will be participating in the 2020 Virtual Funders Institute! We wish we could be together in person, but we're looking forward to the great content and conversations that will take place virtually on August 11-13. We've put together this guide to help answer any technology questions or concerns you might have.

    If your question is not answered here, please reach out to Lauren Samblanet, Knowledge Management and Communications Manager, at [email protected].

    Find the Funders Institute agenda here.

    Technology Platform & Call-In Info

    We will be using Zoom Meetings for all parts of our virtual Funders Institute. Registered participants will receive call-in information directly from Zoom for each day that they have registered. (i.e. If you registered for all three days of the Funders Institute, you will receive three emails from Zoom, one for each day.) Participants' call-in information is unique to them and unique to each day they've registered for.

    Participants will receive emails from Zoom with their unique call-in information about a week and a half before the Funders Institute, as well as the night before each day and the day-of. We highly recommend using the links in the email from Zoom to create calendar events for yourself.

    Logging in to the Funders Institute

    Rename yourself

    • Please rename yourself in the participant list so that it reflects your first and last name and your organization.

    Connect Phone Audio to Computer

    • If you use your phone for audio in addition to joining via computer, please link your phone and computer by entering in your participant ID. You can find your participant ID in the pop up when you log in on your computer or by clicking the arrow (^) next to the mute/unmute button at the bottom of your screen.

    Do I need to turn on my webcam? How do I ask questions or share comments?

    Plenaries

    • The first hour of each day will be a plenary conversation. You do not need to turn on your webcam for this conversation unless you are a speaker.
    • Participants will also be muted upon entry. If you have questions for speakers or staff or comments you'd like to share with all participants, please use the chat box function.

    Breakout Sessions

    • After each the plenary, there will be concurrent breakout sessions. We encourage participants to turn on their webcam for these breakouts and to take themselves off mute to ask questions and share their thoughts.
    • Each breakout conversation will have a Funders Together staff person to assist with facilitation and technology.

    How do I choose my breakout sessions?

    Be on the lookout for an email that contains a link for you to select your breakout sessions or click here to select your breakout session preferences.

    We will be populating breakout sessions in advance on the back end of Zoom so that participants do not have to worry about multiple links during the Funders Institute. If you do not fill out the breakout session form in advance, staff will reach out to follow up with you directly. If we still do not hear from you, we will assign you to a breakout session.

    How will breakout sessions happen?

    After the plenary, we will use the breakout rooms feature in Zoom for our concurrent breakout sessions. A few helpful tips about breakout rooms:

    • There will be a Funders Together staff person in each breakout session who will introduce themselves and help facilitate.
    • Your chat box becomes private to only people in your breakout room.
    • If you want to leave the breakout session and join a different one, hit "Leave Room" in the bottom right. That will bring you back to the main session, and Stephanie Chan can help move you to a different room.
    • After the breakout sessions, we will bring everyone back together for a few closing remarks.

    Tell me more about the networking reception on Wednesday, August 12.

    On Wednesday, August 12 starting at 4:30 ET (3:30 CT / 2:30 MT / 1:30 PT), we'll have a virtual networking reception. We'll kick this reception off with a poetry reading by Philip Metres, followed by remarks and fun, generative conversation.

    All participants, regardless of which day(s) they have registered for, are invited to join the networking reception. All registered participants will receive an email from Zoom with unique call-in information. Please feel free to add this to your calendar or ignore it based on your ability to participate.

    Will the Funders Institute be recorded?

    Plenaries will be recorded and made available to Full Members of Funders Together after the event. Full Members will need to be logged in to the Funders Together website in order to view the recordings. If you are not a Full Member of Funders Together and would like to learn more, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.


  • 2020 Funders Institute Agenda

    The 2020 Funders Institute will take place virtually August 11-13 from 2:00-4:00 ET | 1:00-3:00 CT | 12:00-2:00 MT | 11:00-1:00 PT each day. We hope you will also join us on August 12 at 4:30 ET (3:30 CT / 2:30 MT / 1:30 PT) for a virtual networking reception. Participation in the virtual networking reception is open to any registered participant, regardless of day(s) they have registered for.

    Participants will receive unique call-in information directly from Zoom for each day they have registered for the Funders Institute and will receive reminders with call-in information the evening before and the day of. Please reach out to Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, if you have questions.

    We will be updating this agenda on a regular basis. Please note that this agenda is subject to change without notice.

    If you have registered for the Funders Institute, complete this form to tell us which breakout sessions you wish to attend.

    Tuesday, August 11 | Designing Strategies for Housing Justice

    2:00 ET

    Welcome and Opening

     

    PLENARY: Pushing for Racial and Housing Justice through Strategic Policy and Advocacy 

    When we reflect on all that’s happened in 2020 to date, many of us focus on the outbreak of COVID-19, the reckoning with racial injustice across the country, and a long road to economic recovery. The events of this year present us with opportunities to push for racial and housing justice during the rest of this year and into 2021. This conversation will name concrete activities that can inform a strategic agenda to build political and public will to see the investments and policies needed for housing justice.   

    Speakers:

    3:00 ET

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

     

    Breakout 1A: How Philanthropy is Supporting Local and National Messaging and Narrative Work to End Homelessness

    At past Funders Together convenings, we've invited researchers, people with lived expertise, and organizers to talk about changing the narrative and building public will to end homelessness. But, how are funders involved in this work? In this breakout session, we'll hear from two funders: Elisa Harrigan, from Meyer Memorial Trust, about how they supported the messaging that helped a local ballot measure to tax wealthy households for homeless services get passed in Portland, OR. We'll also hear from Aimee Hendrigan and Sarah Armour-Jones, from Melville Charitable Trust, about the national narrative campaign they have launched to shift perceptions about homelessness and housing.

    Speakers:

     

    Breakout 1B: Pushing for Housing Justice When Political Will Isn't Aligned

    We know what is needed to end homelessness: investments in permanent, affordable housing. Low-barrier shelters and services that do not discriminate based on gender. Policies and resources that are equitable and support the most marginalized people. But, what can philanthropy do when the political will in your community isn’t aligned? How can philanthropy help use their influence to push for equitable policies and stand against discriminatory, racist, and harmful practices?

    Join this breakout conversation for brainstorming and peer coaching from other funders who understand what it’s like to work in communities where equitable practices and policies are not part of the political discourse. 

    4:00 ET

    Adjourn

    Wednesday, August 12 | Internal Shifts Toward Racial Equity and Systems Change

    2:00 ET

    Welcome and Opening

     

    PLENARY: Shifting Toward Systems Change and Racial Equity: A Conversation About Moving the Board and Grantmaking Strategy 

    It’s constant and evolving work to focus our grantmaking strategy on systems change and racial equity and to bring the board along on that journey. In this discussion with foundation leaders, we’ll hear how they have been educating their boards and reorienting their grantmaking strategy in equitable systems change and what they found helpful in that journey. 

    Speakers:

    3:00 ET

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

     

    Breakout 2A: Working Toward Racial Equity in Our Organizations

    Funders have been working for several years to shift their organizational culture and grantmaking to be more equitable. But, what does this look like for members of Funders Together? In this breakout session, we’ll hear from funders about what they’ve been working to change in their organizations to make them more diverse, inclusive, and equitable and have an honest conversation about how philanthropy can hold itself accountable to these values. 

    Speakers:

    • Lindsay Hill, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Raikes Foundation
    • Kristin Aldana-Taday, Program Officer, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

     

    Breakout 2B: Funding Commitments to Support Black Lives

    After the current protests for Black lives started in May, many of our organizations put out statements in support of Black lives. A few foundations have also decided to back those statements through dedicated funding for Black people and Black-led organizations. In this conversation, we’ll hear about three foundation that have made dedicated funding commitments to the Black community and talk about what the work looks like now that those announcements have been made.

    Join this conversation to learn more about Meyer Memorial Trust's Justice Oregon for Black Lives initiative, The Denver Foundation's Black Resilience in Colorado Fund, and The Zarrow Families Foundation's Commemoration Fund.

    Speakers:

     

    Breakout 2C: Systems Change in Employment and Housing

    At the end of 2019, Funders Together concluded Foundations for Employment and Housing, our two-year community of practice that explored how philanthropy can bring the employment and homelessness systems together for real systems change. In this breakout conversation, community of practice participants will share what they learned and what they’ve been working on at the intersection of employment and homelessness.  

    Speakers:

    • Brenyale Toomer-Byas, Senior Director for Economic Opportunity, Orange County United Way
    • Heidi Alcock, Director of Grant Development and Communications, McGregor Fund
    • Emily Harris-Shears, Senior Manager of Grantmaking & Capacity Building, Building Changes
    4:00 ET

    Adjourn

    Virtual Networking Reception

    4:30 ET

    Virtual Reception Kick-off

    This virtual reception is only to anyone registered for the Funders Institute, regardless of which day(s) they have registered for. We'll find joy through music and art and deepen relationships during this virtual networking reception.

     

    Guest Artist: Philip Metres, Poet

    Philip Metres has written ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon 2020), Sand Opera, and The Sound of Listening. Awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lannan Fellowship, three Arab American Book Awards, and two NEAs, he is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University.

    Thursday, August 13 | Action and Accountability for Racial Justice

    2:00 ET

    Welcome and Opening

     

    PLENARY: Uniting for Black Lives and Calling for Action: A Statement from True Colors United and the National Youth Forum on Homelessness 

    After the murder of George Floyd, our inboxes were flooded with messages of solidarity. One of the clearest statements we saw was from True Colors United (TCU), in which CEO, Gregory Lewis, handed the pen to TCU staff and members of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness to craft True Colors United’s Statement on Black Lives. This statement balances what we know about systemic racism with clear calls to action and shows why we must listen to LGBTQ people of color with lived expertise. During this plenary, we’ll hear from Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Senior Program Director at True Colors United, about how TCU staff and members of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness crafted this statement and why we must follow the lead of people with lived expertise to find justice. 

    Speakers:

    3:00 ET

    Action and Accountability

     

    In this breakout, participants will be broken up into triads to receive coaching, ideas, and advice about how to move forward a hope or dream to advance racial justice as a funder. This session will require active participation so that participants can receive the support they need to think through what it means to take action and be accountable in pushing for housing justice.

    Resource: Action and Accountability Instructions

     

    Asks & Offers 

     

    Before we close, we’ll harness the wisdom of the Funders Together network through an Asks & Offers exercise. Come prepared with a question you’d like resources or thought partnership on, as well as something you can offer to other funders.  

    Examples of asks could include:

    • Help strategizing on policy change in conservative communities
    • Racial equity consultants or trainers to lead specific conversations in your foundation
    • Examples of how you’ve pushed grantees to think about racial equity.  

    Examples of offers could include:

    • Sharing how your organization has incorporated racial equity into board meeting
    • Thought partnership around navigating difficult values conversations with grantees
    • A racial equity framework that your organization has used or developed 
    4:00 ET

    Closing

     


  • Webinar Archive: Racial Discrimination in the Lives of Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

    New research from the HOPE HOME study in Oakland, CA examines the relationship between race, racial discrimination, and the experience of homelessness for older adults. In his research, Dereck Paul, an MD candidate at the UCSF School of Medicine, identified how structural racism contributed to study participants becoming or staying homeless and how structural racism may increase susceptibility to homelessness.

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  • published 2020 Funders Forum in Past Events 2020-02-26 14:46:18 -0500

    2020 Funders Forum

    Event co-sponsor: 

    Thank you to our Networking and Learning sponsor!

      

    On February 19, 2020, we convened sixty funders in Oakland, CA for our annual Funders Forum to learn about philanthropy's evolving role in catalyzing solutions to ending homelessness. Held in conjunction with the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference, convening participants heard about policy changes happening at the national and local levels, how different groups are thinking about narrative change, the latest evaluation findings about rapid rehousing and diversion efforts, and much more.

    Resources related to specific conversations are linked below.

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Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness