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

Why Join?


Because, together, we can end homelessness.

We know what works to prevent and end homelessness in America.  We know because communities across the country are coming together to implement housing-based solutions and supports, and we are seeing reductions in homelessness as a result.

Funders Together to End Homelessness believes ending homelessness is possible, and philanthropy can be a catalyst to help end it.  But first we must come together to share what works, learn from each other, and challenge each other, with the goal of leading our communities and our nation toward ending homelessness.

Joining the Funders Together network means adding your voice to more than 150 funders like you who are calling for philanthropy and the public sector to leverage their resources toward the greatest possible impact by investing in strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness.

When you join Funders Together and become part of the solution to homelessness, you gain access to:

  • Educational programming:  Participate in our funders-only workshops, site visits, and webinars focused on understanding homelessness and the solutions to end it.
  • National working groups:  Join or start a working group on a topic of interest. We recently launched our first group, focused on veterans homelessness.
  • Regional funders networks:  Consult with your peers in communities that have launched a  funders network to end homelessness.
  • Policy support:  As a 501(c)(3), Funders Together advocates for effective public policies related to homelessness, and also advises grantmakers interested in national and local advocacy work
  • Funder-focused tools and mentoring:  Make use of our newly revamped website, focused on the needs of funders, as well as our specialized resources and expert advice.
  • Latest information:  We keep you up-to-date on homelessness news, data, research, and more through our member bulletin as well as our blog, website, Twitter feed, and Facebook page.
  • Networking opportunities:  Join us for funders-only receptions and other activities at national conferences and regional meetings of affiliated organizations, including Council on Foundations and National Alliance to End Homelessness

We ask our members to participate in three easy ways:

  • Connect:  Join us and add your name to the growing network of funders working to end homelessness.  
  • Lead:  Participate in our member-focused activities, sharing with and learning from a dynamic and diverse network of your peers.
  • Build:  Help us spread the word about effective solutions to homelessness to other stakeholders in your community and across the nation.

If you represent a foundation—independent, family, corporate, community, public charity, operating—corporate giving program, or a United Way, you are eligible to join Funders Together.  In addition, we welcome individual philanthropists who give at least $25,000 annually to charity.

We are funded through generous grants, membership dues, and individual donations from our members.  If you are interested in becoming a Funders Together Funding Partner, please click here for more information.



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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