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| JANUARY 31, 2013 |
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Board of Directors
David Wertheimer  
Seattle, Washington 

Leslie Strnisha |Vice-Chair|
Deborah Fung |Treasurer|
Tom Nurmi |Secretary|
Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Ann Woodward |Clerk|
Boston, Massachusetts
Nancy Barrand
Princeton, New Jersey
Sonya Campion
Seattle, Washington 
Nancy Frees Fountain
Houston, Texas

Barbara "Bobbie" Ibarra

Miami Coalition for the Homeless 

Miami, Florida


Bill Pitkin
Los Angeles, California
Debbie Reznick
Chicago, Illinois
Martha Toll
Washington, D.C.
Joe Weisbord
New York, New York

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>Recruitment begins for a Communications & Policy Director
>Announcing the launch of our Networking Series!
>FTEH Participates in Florida Philanthropic Network Summit 


>Board Member Bobbie Ibarra blogs about Criminalizing Poverty
>Board Chair David Wertheimer & Board Member Martha Toll Meet the Australian Minister for Housing & Homelessness
>FTEH Member Tricia Raikes blogs about Homeless Youth 


News From Our Regional Funders Networks

>Funders Together Houston's 1-Year Anniversary Meeting


News From Our Members

>Homes for All: The Miami Coalition for the Homeless Receives Grant
>The Boston Foundation awards $225,000 to Boston's Pine Street Inn 


News From Our Friends

>Overwhelming registration numbers for NAEH's National Conference
>CSH Releases a new 2013-2015 Strategic Plan

>CSH & NAEH publish new report on Ending Family Homelessness


>Linking you to upcoming events, conferences, & opportunities!

Special Announcementsspecialannouncements
Recruitment Begins for a New 
Communications & Policy Director!
As FTEH enters into an exciting new year, we've begun recruiting for a crucial role on our team: a talented and dynamic Communications & Policy Director. We seek a true team player with proven skills in developing, managing, and implementing a strong and successful communications platform. As we move forward with our search, we ask our Members and Board to send any fantastic candidates our way, and to feel free to spread the word about the work we're doing. A complete job listing can be found here and we welcome any reposting and sharing. 


Announcing the Launch of Our Networking Series!


Since 2010, we have hosted more than two dozen successful networking events for hundreds of funders in 18 states across the United States. In light of the partnership, collaboration, and replication of best practices resulting from these events, we are formalizing this series as a service we provide to Members of Funders Together and invited guests.


The Funders Together Networking Series is designed to connect funders who are working to improve the lives of vulnerable people throughout the United States. Our networking events provide you with the opportunity to develop strategic relationships, exchange valuable information, and highlight your work. We host and facilitate breakfasts, lunches, and evening receptions in conjunction with major conferences on philanthropy and homelessness, as well as by request. If you are interested in co-hosting or sponsoring a networking event, please contact Allison Silva by telephone or email.


Check out our Events Calendar to see what's coming up in the series.

Stay tuned for more special announcements regarding services that Funders Together is launching to help you maximize the impact of your work. 



FTEH Participates in 

Florida Philanthropic Network Summit


The Florida Philanthropic Network's fifth annual Statewide Summit on Philanthropy will bring together Florida grantmakers of all types to engage in thought-provoking conversations about Florida philanthropy's leadership role. The Summit will address trends and challenges confronting Florida's leaders and closely examine the many roles, models and ideas that are emerging. 



Funders Together to End Homelessness is proud to be a part of this event, with Anne Miskey as a panelist in the conference workshop: How Philanthropy Can Lead Cross-Sector Collaboration, occurring from 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013. This event will be preceded by The Florida Funders Networking Breakfast, occurring the morning of the 31st from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.




Ana Marie Argilagos 

Deputy Assistant Secretary

Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Deborah Fung

Executive Director

The Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation


Kollin Min

Program Officer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Anne Miskey

Executive Director

Funders Together to End Homelessness



Barbara "Bobbie" Ibarra

Executive Director

Miami Coalition for the Homeless


Next month's bulletin will feature a debrief from this event! Stay tuned!
News from Funders Together newsfunders

Bobbie Ibarra blogs: Criminalizing Poverty

From the early 1800's to the early 1900's, people throughout United States who could not afford a home we there confined to "poorhouses" or "workhouses," for the "crime" of being poor, and were required to remain there, performing hard labor under harsh conditions until they died or were discharged. Most of us look back on those days in disbelief, but today, communities all over the country are passing ordinances...Read More!  



David Wertheimer & Martha Toll Meet the Australian Minister for Housing & Homelessness 
At what we hope will be just the beginning of a vital, on-going dialogue, Funders Together learned about the important work taking place in Australia and shared more of our experiences here in the U.S., specifically focusing on the power of our sector to help promote solutions to homelessness through systems change...Read More!



Tricia Raikes blogs: 

A few years ago I was stopped on a freeway off-ramp on my way to a meeting in downtown Seattle.  As I sat there, I noticed a group of homeless people gathered under the overpass.  Then I saw something that shook me...Read More!

News from Our Regional Funders Networks newsfromregional


Funders Together Houston's 1-Year Anniversary Meeting 

Above: Houston Police Department's Homeless Outreach Team: connecting street homeless with housing and supportive services through problem-oriented policing.









We're thrilled to congratulate

Funders Together Houston on their one-year anniversary. "What FT Houston has accomplished in their first year is amazing," Anne Miskey, Executive Director of FTEH shared. "I had the pleasure of visiting them on their first anniversary and seeing catalytic philanthropy in action. The funders in that community have come together to work with one another and with government, providers and national partners to build a system for ending homelessness in Houston." More pictures, reflections, and more to come in next month's bulletin! Check out Funders Together Houston's latest Newsletter!

News from Our Members newsfrommembers

Homes for All: The Miami Coalition for the Homeless Receives Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation


 has been awarded a grant by the Wells Fargo Foundation to plan and further develop its Miami Homes For All initiative via collaborative resources. Modeled on best practices from Boston and Los Angeles, Miami Homes For All aims to enlist private and public funders to incentivize development of housing for households with extremely-low income, so as to address Miami-Dade County's severe shortage of housing that is affordable to these households.   


Miami Homes For All will also assist MCH in identifying multifamily properties that are in need of rehabilitation and vacant land suitable for development in those neighborhoods, with the ultimate goal of increasing their stock of affordable rental housing for ELI households. The grant will also allow MCH to help prevent homelessness through outreach and counseling in Miami's lower income neighborhoods of Liberty City, Wynwood and Buena Vista. 


The Boston Foundation awards $225,000 to 

Boston's Pine Street Inn 

This January, The Boston Foundation awarded $225,000 to the 

Pine Street Inn in Boston, Massachusetts, with the emphasis being to shift from a focus on emergency shelter to the long-term solution of permanent supportive housing. More news to follow in a February Blog Post! For now, read more from Pine Street's Stories of Hope Series!



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News from Our Friendsfriendnews 


Record Registration Numbers 
for NAEH Conference
Due to record-breaking numbers and high interest in the upcoming 
National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness, NAEH has been forced to close registration more than two weeks earlier than expected. Learn more about the conference or request to be placed on the waiting list.
CSH Releases a new Strategic Plan: 
Moving Beyond Stability
Released by the Corporation for Supportive Housing, this three-year plan [2013-2015] looks beyond homelessness to advance solutions that use housing as a platform to achieve stability, strength and success
for the people in most need. 


Tools & Resourcesresource
NEW REPORT: Ending Family Homelessness:

National Trends and Local System Responses 


Prepared by the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, this paper provides information on national trends that are suggesting significant changes in the country's approach to ending family homelessness and guidance for responding to these changes by creating well-designed local systems.


...Download and Read the Full Report

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