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

Workshop: The Funder's Role in Ending Youth Homelessness

Funders Only Workshop: The Funder's Role in Ending Youth Homelessness
June 17, 2019 | 1:45-3:45 p.m.
New York, New York

At the National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness, Funders Together to End Homelessness is hosting a funders only conversation to explore strategic and supportive ways philanthropy can engage in efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. Participants will have the opportunity to connect through small group discussions around utilizing data for solutions, supporting race and gender equity, and sparking and sustaining innovation. Participants will learn about the Funders Together to End Homelessness Youth Network and how members engage with their colleagues to support strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to prevent and end youth homelessness.   

Participants will:

  • connect with colleagues that are interested in supporting efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness.  
  • learn various roles philanthropy can play in centering young people experiencing homelessness in these efforts 
  • identify unique ways funders can mobilize innovative solutions to preventing and ending youth homelessness

To attend the session, funders must register for the Symposium through Point Source Youth.

June 17, 2019 at 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Tabitha Blackwell ·

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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