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Webinar: SPARC Phase One Study Findings

People of color are dramatically more likely than white people to experience homelessness in the United States. Addressing racial inequities in homelessness means fundamentally changing the conversation we are having about the root causes of housing instability, risk for homelessness, barriers to exiting homelessness, and access to housing, community supports, and opportunities for economic mobility for people of color.  

In March 2018, SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) released findings from the first phase of their work to understand and respond to racial inequities in homelessness. During this webinar, Marc Dones and Jeff Olivet will provide an overview of these findings and share what they mean for the field of homelessness.  

Join us for this webinar, which will help kick off and provide grounding for a suite of racial equity programming from Funders Together.

Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]  

October 25, 2018 at 2:00pm - 3pm
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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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