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Funders Together Overview

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Funders Together Overview

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  2. 2. Funders Together<br /> A national network of foundations and corporations supporting strategic and effective grantmaking to end homelessness<br />
  3. 3. Who We Are <br />An affinity group of foundations and corporate donors<br />Founded in 2004 by 5 foundations, 2 corporations, and 2 implementing partners who committed $37m to ending homelessness<br />Have 120+ organizational members and $75 million+ committed to ending homelessness<br />
  4. 4. 155,000 chronically <br />homeless individuals<br />760,000 homeless <br />on a given night<br />3.5 million experience homelessness in a year<br />13.4 million people live in six million worst case needs households <br />25.8 million in unassisted renter households at &lt; 50% AMI <br />(1/3 of all renters)<br />Homelessness in America<br />
  5. 5. How We Work<br />National in scope, regional in approach <br />Share best practices in funding, collaboration, and advocacy across the country<br />Support the work of our implementing partners, the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the National Alliance to End Homelessness<br />
  6. 6. What We Believe<br />Homelessness is a solvable problem<br />Investments now save money in the long run<br />Housing and prevention work and are cost-effective<br />Philanthropy can not do it alone<br />
  7. 7. Goals<br />Build a national network of funders who support proven, evidence-based programs<br />Support the study, research and collaboration needed to refine and improve practices and polices<br />Advocate for the increase of local, state and national resources<br /> <br />
  8. 8. Long Term Goals<br />Create the systems change needed to end homelessness for 2 million Americans<br />Raise and leverage at least $100 million for housing and services by the end of 2010<br />Create 90,000 more units of supportive housing by 2014 (60,000 of the overall goal of 150,000 have already been developed)<br />
  9. 9. Funders Together<br />Creating local and regional networks that:<br />Invest in best practice, evidence-based<br /> programs and projects to end homelessness;<br />Fund research and pilot programs;<br />Support initiatives and collaborations that encourage systems efficiencies;<br />Advocate for public resources devoted to housing and services.<br />
  10. 10. National Steering Committee<br />William S. Abell Foundation, Tom Nurmi<br />Barr Foundation, Melinda Marble<br />Butler Family Fund, Martha Toll<br />Campion Foundation, Sonya Campion<br />Corporation for Supportive Housing, Deb DeSantis<br />Fannie Mae, Joe Weisbord<br />Paul and Phyllis Fireman Foundation, Deborah Fung<br />Frey Foundation of Minnesota, Jim Frey<br />Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, David Wertheimer<br />Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Bill Pitkin<br />Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,Nancy Barrand<br />Melville Charitable Trust, Robert Hohler (chair)<br />National Alliance to End Homelessness, Nan Roman<br />Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, Terri Donlin Huesman<br />Rockefeller Foundation, Darren Walker<br />Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Leslie Strnisha<br />

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