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

We've Moved!....To A Virtual Office


The move to a virtual environment puts Funders Together in a position to better serve philanthropy in the work to prevent and end homelessness. Read on to see why we made this move and where we are!

Since Funders Together to End Homelessness began, Boston has been “home”. The city was central to many founding members and at the time, provided the right environment to facilitate our work.

To reflect our widespread membership and provide better opportunities to serve philanthropy, Funders Together has moved to a virtual environment in 2017. We have staff spread across two states on the east coast, including Massachusetts and North Carolina, with our CEO Amanda Andere based in Washington, D.C.

Since joining Funders Together last year, Amanda has focused on increasing our presence in D.C. with our partners and policymakers working at the national level. It was decided that to facilitate this growing presence and to be intentional about being where our members are, becoming a virtual organization was the right "move". This new environment allows staff to best maximize our time and resources as we meet with members, partners, and public officials across the country regarding philanthropy’s work to prevent and end homelessness. We always aim to be accessible for funders and by becoming a virtual organization, we create additional opportunities to learn about what is happening in the field so we can offer more targeted in-person events and generate additional educational resources. 

We encourage you to to take a look at our Where We Will Be page to see if we will be coming to a community near you. We would love to meet up for coffee or dinner to talk about your work and how we can best support you. And as always, please continue to feel free to reach out at any time to keep us updated on chances to connect with you and/or peers in your area!

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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