A Bold and Dynamic Grantmaking Response to Systemic Racism
Why the grantmaking of the Zarrow Families Foundation is now in the hands of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Philanthropic Response Following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the destruction has been devastating and the complete impact of these storms remain to be seen. Those affected face a long road of uncertainty, especially those in poverty or already experiencing homelessness. Philanthropy can and should address the short-term needs to provide safety and protection for people in the path of these storms, but should also focus on a long-term response aimed at rebuilding in ways that address the needs of people with the lowest incomes and/or who are experiencing homelessness.
Below is a list of responses and resources by and for those involved in the work to end homelessness in response to this record-breaking storm.
In addition, Funders Together to End Homelessness is committed to sharing how we can support the identified needs of Texas and Florida and surrounding areas. We are currently working with our members local to the area and will provide timely updates and resources that can further aid in the development of both short and long term responses. Please check back and watch your email for more detail.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy - Hurricane Harvey Resources
Center for Disaster Philanthropy - Hurricane Irma Resources
Disaster Philanthropy Playbook
Florida Philanthropy Network - Hurricane Irma
United Philanthropy Forum - How To Respond To Hurricane Harvey
United Philanthropy Forum - How To Respond To Hurricane Irma
From Our Partners
Council on Foundations - Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response
Department of Housing and Urban Development - Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty - Statement on Hurricane Harvey
National Low Income Housing Coalition - Hurricane Harvey's Devastation
National Low Income Housing Coalition - Disaster Recovery Updates
National Low Income Housing Coalition - Hurricane Housing Recovery
Lessons Learned from Disaster Recovery
Conrad N. Hilton - In Practice: Response to Hurricane Katrina
New York Regional Association of Grantmakers - Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking
Collaborative Funding to End Homelessness: Lessons from Home For Good
Completing its fifth year of funding, the Home For Good Funders Collaborative evaluation outlines lessons learned and next steps for the Los Angeles County collaborative.Read more
Ending Youth Homelessness: What Funders Need To Know
Initial Learnings from Foundation for Youth SuccessRead more
The Importance of Collaboration in Strategic Philanthropy
How does strategic philanthropy differ from non-strategic philanthropy? What is the role of collaboration? The Episcopal Health Foundation shares its thinking.Read more
The Shepherds in Blue: How a Partnership Between Philanthropy and Houston Police is Guiding People Home
With support from Funders Together Houston, The Frees Foundation, and The Simmons Foundation, the Houston Police Department created a Homeless Outreach Team and documented their efforts in a documentary called The Shepherds in Blue.Read more
NAEH Front Door Strategies
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This collection of resources from the National Alliance to End Homelessness provides information about best practices and implementation strategies for front door strategies, such as coordinated intake, prevention, and diversion. By implementing these strategies, communities can decrease entries into homelessness.
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