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

Webinar: Intervention Through Prevention: Supporting Trauma-Informed Care, Evaluation, and Prevention Strategies

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 1:30pm ET, 12:30pm CT, 11:30am MT, 10:30am PT 

As Funders Together and our network work toward housing justice as our north star, we are examining how our members and partners are working to transform systems and present a spectrum of solutions ranging from new supportive housing options for those leaving jails and prisons to eliminating the prison industrial system that perpetuates cycles of harm.  

In this third webinar of the series, we will focus on how philanthropy is partnering with community organizations to interrupt the systems that perpetuate housing instability, criminal legal system involvement, and other collateral consequences that prevent housing justice. 

Together with the MacArthur Foundation and one of their grantee partners, we'll explore their new prevention initiative, Just Home Project, which seeks to support marginalized communities by limiting their interactions with the criminal legal system. We will highlight one of the four cities that they are working in and begin to envision a more liberated future through a prevention lens. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn examples of how decreasing community interactions with the carceral system to help prevent homelessness
  • Understand partnership dynamics that can deepen community connections 
  • Explore ways philanthropy can support prevention efforts in various communities


  • Adrienne Yandell, Senior Community Development Manager, Partner Tulsa
  • Allison Clark, Associate Director, Impact Investments, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Jacob Beaumont, Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives, Housing Solutions
  • Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer, Funders Together to End Homelessness (moderator)


Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. You will receive your Zoom link once a Funders Together staff person has approved your registration.  


Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate or membership status, please contact Carey Cabrera, Membership and Knowledge Coordinator.


This webinar will take place via Zoom meeting. If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please reach out to Jack Zhang. This webinar will last 75 minutes. 

October 24, 2023 at 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Stephanie Chan · · 617.245.0314 x105

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2023-09-22 14:08:36 -0400

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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