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Welcoming Carey Cabrera to the Funders Together Team!

We are excited to announce that Carey Cabrera joined Funders Together as our Membership and Knowledge Coordinator in August 14, 2023. Welcome to the Funders Together team! We officially met earlier this month in Atlanta, Georgia for our annual in-person staff retreat and look forward to working together in our mission to achieve housing justice. 

LB_Headshot_4.jpgCarey is Funders Together’s new Membership and Knowledge Coordinator. Through this role she helps the organization track information and to use that knowledge to inform membership processes, programming, and communications. She believes in housing for all and the power of relationships.

Carey cares deeply about creating coalitions that work towards a better world. She hopes to bring her experience in managing community networks to Funders Together. Previously she has worked in housing justice from different angles including case management, affordable housing legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing and public service. Carey graduated from Wellesley College where she studied Sociology, focusing on urban studies, immigration, and economic and racial inequity.

Please join us in welcoming Carey into Funders Together!

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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Blog 2023-09-29 15:35:09 -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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