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May 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 

Sonya Campion
Seattle, Washington 
Janice Elliott
Boston, Massachuetts
Nancy Frees Fountain
Houston, Texas
Katie Hong
Seattle, Washington

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

Funders Together 
Funders Together is supported by generous grants from several of our member foundations. We encourage members to make a donation or a grant to help support our mission and services.

Funders Together is a 501(c(3) nonprofit organization.
To make a donation, contact Bevin Shagoury at
>Who's Who at the Funders Institute: See Our Current RSVP List
>Funders Institute Sponsors and Partners
>Funders Together Thanks Members for Donations & Membership Dues

News From Our Friends

 Events Calendar

>More Upcoming Events, Conferences, & Opportunities

Special Announcementsspecialannouncements
Who's Who at the Funders Institute:
Our Current RSVP List:
The Butler Family Fund
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
The Weinberg Foundation |The Low-Income Housing Coalition
Building Changes | The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Foundation
Valley of the Sun United Way | National Alliance to End Homelessness
The Campion Foundation |The Mayor's Task Force, Atlanta
The Siemer Institute for Family Stability | The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
United Way of Greater New Haven | The Technical Assistance Collaborative
The Simmons Foundation | United Way of King County
United States Bank Foundation | United Way of Forsyth
The Wilson Foundation | St. Luke's Episcopal Health Institute
Center for Collaborative Health |The Hilton Foundation
The Oak Foundation | The United States Health & Human Services Department
The Miami Coalition for the Homeless | The Polk Brothers Foundation
The William S. Abell Foundation | The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Melville Charitable Trust | Funders Together Houston
Our Sponsors:
The Melville Charitable Trust & The William S. Abell Foundation
Learn more about ways you can support the Institute.
Our Partners:
A special recognition for our grantors & dues-paying members.
The Pierce Family Foundation
The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota
The National Alliance to End Homelessness | The Polk Brothers Foundation
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Melville Charitable Trust
Raikes Foundation | The Butler Family Fund
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation
The William S. Abell Foundation | Fannie Mae
The Frees Foundation
Contact Allison Silva if you'd like to be recognized as a partner.  

Funders Together Thanks Members for

Generous Donations & Membership Dues
We thank the following foundations for their generous support of our efforts:


Loeb Family Charitable Foundations


Welcome To Our New Members:
Loeb Family Charitable Foundations
Newest Dues-Paying Members:
Pierce Family Charitable Foundation


Learn more about the many ways you can support Funders Together!


View our Membership Dues Form here.

News from Funders Together newsfunders
Anne Miskey Guest Blogs


Philanthropy has taken a huge step forward, as many of the members of FT have shown - but there is still much to learn, and work to be done if we are to truly solve homelessness. That's why we're excited to hold our first-ever Funders Institute this summer with our partners at the Alliance.                                  ...Read More.

  Register Now For Our
1st-Ever Funders Institute in July



Pre-Conference Session*

Monday, July 22 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Networking Breakfast

Keynote Address: Bryan Samuels, Commissioner, ACYF


Panel Discussions and Interactive Tabletalk Sessions

*You must be registered for the Funders Institute


Powering Change Workshop Track*

(Recommended for Funders)

Monday, July 22nd, 12p.m. - Wednesday, July 24th, 1 p.m.

National Conference on Ending Homelessness Workshop Track

*You must be registered for the National Conference on Ending Homelessness


Communities of Practice Meetings*

Monday, July 22nd | 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.|Youth Homelessness Tuesday, July 23rd | 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. |United Ways

*You must be registered for the Funders Institute


Closing Reception*

Tuesday, July 23rd | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wine, beer, and light fare will be served while funders relax and connect.

*You must be registered for the Funders Institute


Registration: Complete our Electronic Registration Form today and e-mail it to

by June 15th, 2013.


Space is limited.
News from Our Members newsfrommembers

Deborah Fung from the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Foundation Blogs on Foundations: Catalysts of Change
There are many problems that neither government nor philanthropy can solve by themselves. But when foundations work well, catalyzing the power of government and private actors, they can do amazing things. They can catalyze systemic changes that empower the most vulnerable. Reich's skepticism aside, even modest foundations are capable of creating solutions to some of our most intractable social problems. That's because solutions don't always require a lot of money. A new idea can create fundamental change...  


Rob Podlogar of the Siemer Institute Blogs on Success, Stability, & Support for Children & Families
Photo Credit: Siemer Institute
I've recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where I had the opportunity to participate in the United Way Worldwide National Tocqueville Award ceremony and to reflect on the power of individual philanthropy and the impact donors are making on a national level.  


Public & Private Funders Collaborative Working To End Homelessness In Los Angeles Releases Evaluation Report:


 "Home For Good Funders Collaborative:

Lessons Learned from Implementation and Year One Funding"

For many years, chronic homelessness has been a significant issue in Los Angeles County. While numerous nonprofit organizations, foundations, and the public sector have been working to address chronic homelessness for a long time, there had not been a coordinated public and private effort for the services and resources needed to address the issue. That changed in 2011 when public and private funders came together as part of the Home For Good campaign to create a more coordinated approach to funding permanent supportive housing (PSH) for chronically homeless people through the creation of the Funders Collaborative. Read the Evaluation Report.


 Sharing Your Stories


Funding an innovative project? 

 Looking to leverage funding

Have exciting news about your work in homelessness? 
We'd love to highlight your work.
Share your news with other funders in our Blog & Bulletin  
    | Contact| Bevin Kathleen Shagoury | Program Assistant| 


News from Our Friendsfriendnews 

Registration Open for
The National Alliance to End Homelessness's 2013
Early registraton is nearly over and lodging at a discounted conference rate has been expanded--don't wait any longer 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!
Tools & Resourcesresource


Homeless Hub Report: Which Comes First: Sexual Exploitation or Other Risk Exposures Among Street-involved Youth?


In this report by Homeless Hub, researchers look at youth who are at serious risk of sexual exploitation, and the relationship between exploitation and homelessness. Approximately 1 in 3 homeless youth report being exploited, and Indigenous, refugee and immigrant, and LGBTQ youth are at an even greater risk. Despite these risks, there is little research that has looked at those under the age of 19, even though many homeless youth are subjected to multiple risks in adolescence or earlier. Read this Research Report.


Interagency Council on Homelessness Releases Report:

The Housing First Checklist: A Practical Tool for Assessing Housing First in Practice

 As Housing First approaches become adopted more widely, the need for clarity increases around what the Housing First approach entails and how to know whether a particular housing program or community approach is truly using a Housing First approach. Robust tools and instruments are available which can quantitatively assess and measure a housing program's fidelity to Housing First, and recent research has attempted to rigorously evaluate Housing First implementation. Policymakers and practitioners will benefit from this practical, easy to use guide to identify and assess the implementation of the core components of the Housing First approach. Use this Resource.


Visit our Tools & Resources webpage to learn more. 

Events Calendarsavedates

Please Contact 
Allison Silva | 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.


"Advancing the Policy & Practice
of Crisis Response Systems"

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.





"Reframing For the Future"

Washington D.C., July 22-24, 2013
Online registration is now open. Early registration recomended!
For more details, visit the registration page.


Funders Together to End Homelessness's
Washington D.C., July 22-24, 2013


Visit our website's Events Calendar for up-to-date information, or recommend an event and we'll share it.

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with other funders like you, 
 and promising practices, and help 
Your voice can help make the difference 
in your community and across the country.


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Editor | Bevin K. Shagoury