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  2. 2. Funders Together<br /> Funders Together seeks to end homelessness by harnessing philanthropy’s expanding potential for impact and change. <br />
  3. 3. Who We Are <br />A 501(c)(3) not for profit organization comprised of grantmakers who work to end homelessness<br />Founded in 2004 by 5 foundations, 2 corporations, and 2 implementing partners<br />Board members havecommitted $250 million to ending homelessness<br />
  4. 4. 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 />
  5. 5. What We Believe<br />“Philanthropy can experiment and test, working in partnership with government to find the best solutions, but the plight of the homeless is a societal responsibility which the society as a whole must be asked to meet.”<br />-- Frank Melville,Founding Board Chair, Melville Charitable Trust<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 />
  6. 6. Operational Objectives<br />Promote proven, evidence-based grant-making and program related investments to end homelessness<br />Support the survey, research and evaluation needed to advance cutting edge practices and polices<br />Advocate for the increase of local, state and national resources specifically devoted to ending homelessness<br /> <br />
  7. 7. Operational Objectives<br /> Align the funding from our national and locally based foundations, financial institutions and businesses in support of the new and historic federal plan to:<br />Finish the job of ending chronic homelessness in five years<br />Prevent and end homelessness among veterans in five years<br />Prevent and end homelessness for families, youth and children in ten years<br />Set a path for ending all types of homelessness<br />Funders Together to End Homelessness • 220 Newbury Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116 • 617.236.2244 • www.FundersTogether.org<br />7<br />
  8. 8. National Board<br />William S. Abell Foundation,Tom Nurmi (secretary)<br />Butler Family Fund, Martha Toll<br />Campion Foundation, Sonya Campion<br />Fannie Mae, Joe Weisbord<br />Paul and Phyllis Fireman Foundation, Deborah Fung (treasurer)<br />Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, David Wertheimer (vice-chair)<br />Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Bill Pitkin<br />Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nancy Barrand<br />Melville Charitable Trust, Robert Hohler (chair)<br />Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, Terri Donlin Huesman<br />Polk Brothers Foundation, Debbie Reznick<br />Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Leslie Strnisha<br />
  9. 9. Join Funders Together <br />Email request to join to: alexis@funderstogether.org<br />Or, fill out the simple online application at: www.funderstogether.org/signup<br />Funders Together to End Homelessness • 220 Newbury Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116 • 617.236.2244 • www.FundersTogether.org<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Partner Voices<br />“Ending homelessness is about empowerment. It’s about finding ways to help people to help themselves. It is about applying diligent and thoughtful guidance that enables each individual and each family to acquire self-reliance and independence. The people who help make that happen are among the most talented and dedicated and patient that I have ever worked with.”<br />G. Robert Hohler<br />Executive Director<br />Melville Charitable Trust, Hartford, CT<br />
  11. 11. Partner Voices<br />“What unites us all, what powers us all... is the vision of a society where everyone has a place that they can call home. It is a vision we all believe can be achieved. We are sure that some day, sooner rather than later, others will look back upon this time and say: In such a great country, with such unbelievable resources, what on earth took them so long?”<br />Stephen Melville<br />Board Chair<br />Melville Charitable Trust<br />Hartford, CT<br />
  12. 12. Partner Voices<br />“Chronic homelessness is an issue that cuts across many funders’ interests – from health and health care, mental illness, and child welfare to prisoner reentry, poverty, and community development. No single funder or provider can solve it alone, and we cannot solve it without the involvement of both the private and public sectors.”<br />RisaLavizzo-Mourey<br />President<br />Robert Wood Johnson Foundation<br />Princeton, NJ<br />
  13. 13. Partner Voices<br />“It is important to ask what the key interventions are that seem to be making a difference. You will not be surprised to hear among these key interventions are supportive housing and an emphasis on getting the most people with disabilities into housing. Moving people out of the shelter system more quickly both reduces the need for beds and reduces homelessness.”<br />Nan Roman <br />President<br />National Alliance to End Homelessness<br />Washington, DC<br />
  14. 14. Partner Voices<br />“Society has at times given up on our most vulnerable populations and incorrectly concluded that nothing can be done to address their issues, or to solve the cycle of despair resulting in long-term homelessness. We know differently – there are proven solutions that work. Effective, cost-efficient models that move vulnerable people off the streets and into affordable, permanent housing where they can receive the support they need to heal and build better lives.”<br />Deborah DeSantis<br />President and CEO<br />Corporation for Supportive Housing<br />New York, NY<br />
  15. 15. Funders Together to End Homelessness • 220 Newbury Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116 • 617.236.2244 • www.FundersTogether.org<br />15<br />Funders Together: <br />Homelessness Ends Here<br />