Board of Directors
Leslie Strnisha |Vice-Chair|
Nancy Frees Fountain
Barbara "Bobbie" Ibarra
Miami Coalition for the Homeless
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News from Funders Together
Funders Together Prepares for
1st-Ever Funders Institute in July
What is the Funders Institute? The 2013 Funders Together to End Homelessness Funders Institute: Harnessing Potential, Powering Change is an inspiring and unique event designed to bring funders from across the country together to engage in discourse about catalytic, outcomes-focused philanthropy and funders' roles in systems change. It is planned, produced, and promoted in partnership with our members and the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
The 2013 Funders Institute includes our Harnessing Potential, Powering Change Pre-Conference Session, issue-focused discussion groups, opportunities to participate in our national Communities of Practice, and a closing a cocktail reception. Funders Institute participants who register for the National Conference on Ending Homelessness will receive a Funders Institute Kit with information about the Powering Change Workshop Track designed especially for Funders as well as funders-only special events.
Who Participates? The Funders Institute is open to all members of Funders Together, as well as staff, board members, and trustees of foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, and individual philanthropists. Membership in Funders Together is not required to attend the event, however, we strongly encourage anyone interested in this event to join us and discover the benefits of being part of a national network of more than 150 funders from across the country who are committed to ending homelessness. Sign up and join us!
Please Note: Funders Institute registration is $175.00 for non-members. The price of registration includes the pre-conference session, issue-focused discussion groups, opportunities to participate in national Communities of Practice, and the closing cocktail reception. Register now by contacting Bevin Shagoury. Space is limited.
Visit our Events Calendar and Funders Institute page to learn more as we get closer to these exciting events!
News from Our Members
At the recent Council on Foundations Conference in Chicago this past month, Sonya and Tom Campion of the Campion Foundation received the prestigious Woody Wickham award for their creative support of the film, To The Arctic. After attending a gala dinner, the Campions participated in a panel discussion as honorees of this award.
The film, narrated by Meryl Streep with songs by Paul McCartney, chronicles an unforgettable journey of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic Wilderness they call home.
Woodward (Woody) A. Wickham was Vice President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a legendary philanthropic leader in the independent film and media fields. The Woody Wickham Award is given to honor an exceptional documentary film, and pay tribute to a man who was a passionate advocate for media in the public interest. Congratulations, Sonya and Tom!
David Wertheimer Blogs:
Thinking More Broadly About a Place to Call Home
In the shadow of sequestration and increasingly constrained public sector resources, the goal of ending family homelessness seems to move continually further out of reach. Even without new budget cuts, the numbers are daunting: Today, public housing subsidies are not available for more than three-quarters of the Americans who could... Read More.
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News from Our Friends
Registration Opens for
The National Alliance to End Homelessness's 2013
Don't wait to register for this important annual conference on ending homelessness by visiting the National Alliance to End Homelessness's registration page. Previous conferences have reached maximum capacity for registration several weeks in advance of the registration closing date--this is a crucial conference you don't want to miss. In addition, Funders Together is launching its first-ever Funders Institute in conjunction with this event. Learn more and register today!
USICH: Three Ways to Accelerate Ending Veteran Homelessness
Iain De Jong Guest Blogs:
Last year I visited 37 different communities related to my work on ending homelessness. When I consider that my presence in some of these places was to provide a keynote or seminar that attracted people from many other cities, the number of communities I connected with climbs into the hundreds, if not thousands...Read More.
Imagine if your pillow was a cold concrete slab. It was for too many people I met on the night of the 2013 Washington, D.C. Point-in-Time count. With a scarf and a clipboard, I joined Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric K. Shinseki, Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and others to conduct a census of people who were spending the night on the street in D.C. with low temperatures in the 30s...Read More.
|Tools & Resources|
New Report: The National Alliance to End Homelessness: The State of Homelessness in America 2013
The State of Homelessness in America 2013 examines trends in homelessness between 2011 and 2012 as well as the economic, housing, and demographic context in which homelessness changes over time. The report shows that, overall, the homeless population decreased by less than 1 percent, but this is not the full story. While the number of people experiencing homelessness as part of a family increased slightly, the number of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and those identifying as veterans decreased significantly. Read the Report Here.
Youth homelessness is a seemingly intractable problem in Canada. In communities across the country, people are increasingly aware of the sight of young people who are without a home, sleeping in parks, sitting on sidewalks or asking for money. What do we know about these young people, and what should we do? Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice
aims to fill a gap in the information available on this important issue by providing an easily accessible collection of the best Canadian research and policy analysis in the field. Download the Free E-Book Here.
from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
The commitment to end homelessness compels communities to focus their resources on solutions that work, while encouraging well-designed innovations for continuous improvement. The USICH Solutions Database
is a searchable source of up-to-date information drawn from around the country that federal, state, and local partners can use to further their collaborative efforts to end homelessness. Access the Database Here.
| Program Director, Membership & Resource Development
if you plan to attend any of the following in-person events, and we'll put you in touch with other grantmakers in homelessness.
Upcoming Webinar: Opening Doors to Innovation
May 8, 2013
On this webinar you'll learn more about Housing First as a clinical practice from healthcare providers in both community and VA-based settings. You'll also hear from a local transitional housing provider for Veterans who innovated their program with Housing First principles to enhance the success housing Veterans experiencing homelessness. Join this free webinar on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm ET and be a part of the conversation on Twitter at #usich.
Register and Learn More Here.
May 21-22, 2013
CEP's 2013 National Conference will provide foundation CEOs, trustees, and senior managers with resources and knowledge to maximize their philanthropic impact. Join your peers for thought-provoking conversations, new research from CEP, and insights from thought leaders outside philanthropy. More information-including rates, schedule, and hotel accommodations-is available at the Center for Effective Philanthropy's website.
A special pre-conference seminar for CEP assessment tool subscribers will be held May 20, 2013. The event will provide an opportunity for candid, confidential conversations about interpreting and acting on results. The seminar will include small-group discussions as well as interactive sessions focused on the leadership challenges of moving from data to impact.
May 29-31, 2013
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC) will be held May 29-31, 2013 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
For more than fifteen years, the WREC has been a leading forum for family self-sufficiency and poverty researchers, State and local administrators, practitioners and program operators and Federal officials and policymakers to network with peers and discuss cutting-edge research on family self-sufficiency and social welfare programs and policies.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONFERENCE | VIEW THE 2013 DRAFT CONFERENCE AGENDA AT A GLANCE
"Advancing the Policy & Practice
of Crisis Response Systems"
Monday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The University of Pennsylvania and the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs invite you to attend a two-day conference showcasing the latest research from Australia, Canada, Europe, and the U.S. in advancing the policy and practice of homelessness crisis response systems. Learn more and register here.
Online registration is now open.
Funders Together to End Homelessness's
July 22-24, 2013
Promote Effective Solutions to Homelessness.
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