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Philanthropy Northwest Webinar: The Foundation for Success is Housing Stability

Friday, November 1 | 1:00pm ET | 12:00pm CT | 11:00am MT | 10:00am PT


Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to organize a webinar for Philanthropy Northwest about the intersection of homelessness with other systems. This webinar is designed for Philanthropy Northwest members but is open to all funders, regardless of location. 

If you care about health, education, workforce development, domestic violence, economic mobility, criminal justice, or building vibrant communities, you also care about housing and homelessness. Housing stability influences outcomes across many sectors, and there is research to prove it 

In this webinar, Funders Together to End Homelessness will share how housing and homelessness are connected to almost all other systems and how, no matter what your funding priorities are, you can and should think about the role housing stability plays in the success of your community. Two funders from the Pacific Northwest will share how they think about the role housing plays in their grantmaking portfolios, even if they aren’t focused specifically on housing and homelessness.  

At the end of this webinar, we hope you will: 

  • Understand how housing and homelessness intersect with nearly all other sectors, 
  • Have learned from other funders about how they incorporate housing stability and homelessness into their grant portfolios, and 
  • Walk away with new ideas or questions you can ask your grantees and community around their work and housing stability. 

Please note: This webinar is open to private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy serving organizations and their members. The specific examples we will share will come from the Pacific Northwest, since this webinar is a collaboration between Funders Together to End Homelessness and Philanthropy Northwest, but the general content and framing will be relevant to all, regardless of geographic location.  

If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times are in eastern time. If you are logged in, time should reflect your current time zone.

November 01, 2019 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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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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