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

Webinar: What We Cannot Do Alone: Assembling Regional Funder Networks for Housing Justice

Wednesday, November 29
, 2023
| 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT

All politics is local, as the saying goes, and so, mobilizing for housing justice relies on implementation and coordination at the local level. Funders Together to End Homelessness’ regional funder networks do just that, gathering funders in relationships of accountability and support, pointed in the direction of our north star, housing justice.  

In this webinar, we’ll announce and share recommendations from a new Funders Together resource on regional funder networks, celebrating the existing ones and sharing their insights for prospective networks. Then we’ll have interview-style conversation with leaders from two powerful regional networks: Funders Together to End Homelessness – San Diego and Chicago.  

Funders and philanthropy-serving organizations interested in or in the process of forming regional funder networks should register for this discussion, along with those who belong to existing networks to benchmark with their peers.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe key considerations for forming a new regional network. 
  • Name one concrete first step a new funder network should undertake. 
  • Understand two models for structuring/staffing funder networks. 



Funders Together staff will approve your registration, and you will receive a unique Zoom link to join this webinar. To register for this webinar, please use the button below. 



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. 

Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or 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, please contact Michael Durham, Director of Networks.    

November 29, 2023 at 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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  • Jack Zhang
    published this page in Programming 2023-10-05 10:31:45 -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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