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Webinar: COVID-19 Relief Package: What Philanthropy Needs to Know and Act On

Friday April 3 | 2:00pm ET | 1:00pm CT | 12:00pm MT | 11:00am PT

With the passing of the COVID-19 Relief Package, it is critical for philanthropy to work closely with state and local governments to coordinate responses and resources to ensure the safety of people experiencing homelessness and to prevent people from experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to COVID-19.  

This webinar will provide an update from national partners about what the final bill includes and what was left out, what needs and concerns they’re hearing from communities across the country, and how philanthropy should be engaging in public-private partnerships to leverage resources and maximize COVID-19 response efforts in communities to support people experiencing homelessness and service providers. We'll also look at how funders are supporting their communities and critical questions or areas for concern that we are thinking about.

Webinar objectives: 

  • Understand the urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness and housing instability as it relates to the outbreak of COVID-19. 
  • Learn about specific actions philanthropy can take to coordinate resources and responses in light of the recent COVID-19 Relief Package.
  • Hear and think about equity implications of COVID-19 and our response to the pandemic.


  • Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness 
  • Ann Oliva, Senior Advisor to the Homelessness Field 
  • Chris Ko, Director of Homeless Initiatives for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles 
  • Kollin Min, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Please note: Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). This webinar is open to any private funder, regardless of membership status with Funders Together. If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.  

April 03, 2020 at 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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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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