Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc

aka Funders Together to End Homelessness, Funders Together, FTEH   |   Boston, MA   |  www.funderstogether.org

Mission

Funders Together to End Homelessness will mobilize its members to utilize the voice, influence, and expertise of philanthropy in ways that will advance lasting solutions to ending homelessness, including addressing its underlying causes like structural and racial inequities, and helping create policies and systems that center people with lived experience.

Ruling year info

2010

CEO

Amanda Andere

Main address

89 South Street Suite 803

Boston, MA 02111 USA

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EIN

27-3033048

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Professional Societies, Associations (S03)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Funders Together to End Homelessness aims to provide support to philanthropy and encourage its members to utilize the voice, influence, and expertise of philanthropy in ways that will advance lasting solutions to ending homelessness, including addressing its underlying causes like structural and racial inequities, and helping create policies and systems that center people with lived experience.

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Funders Together Strategic Goals

Advocacy
Funders Together to End Homelessness will strengthen philanthropy’s voice and impact in advocacy and policy to prevent and end homelessness.

What this means for our members: Funders Together will provide philanthropy-oriented resources on what it means to engage in or fund advocacy efforts. We will also educate our members on various advocacy opportunities and how they can be involved within the legal limitations. Funders Together will advocate on our members’ behalf around public policy issues and participate in opportunities with policy makers at both the local and national level when appropriate.



Programming
Funders Together to End Homelessness programs and resources are utilized by philanthropy to make a significant contribution to the movement to prevent and end homelessness.

What this means for our members: Funders Together will provide tailored and timely programming opportunities for members in the form of in-person events, webinars, online resources, small group calls, and email alerts. These programs and resources will keep our members abreast of FTEH and partner happenings, alert them to opportunities to network and learn with peers, and advance knowledge of best practices in the field.



The FTEH Network
Funders Together to End Homelessness will operate in a more networked way with our members and partners so that individuals will be more connected with one another for learning and action through more of a movement-building approach.

What this means for our members: Funders Together will provide networking and learning opportunities in which members can connect and collaborate at the local and/or national level on homelessness initiatives. Through our in-person events, communities of practice, and funder networks, members can connect on issue-focused learnings as well as explore the prospect of working together on a wide range of issues.



Addressing Racial Inequity
Funders Together to End Homelessness will engage philanthropy to address racial inequity in homelessness, recognizing that unequal access to housing is the biggest inequity issue.

What this means for our members: By naming racial inequity in homelessness as a priority, Funders Together is committing to helping our members start a learning journey to understand the history and current structural issues that lead to racial inequities within homelessness. We will provide resources and spaces for discussion that will help us learn about racial inequity and work together to change our field.



Operational Sustainability
Funders Together to End Homelessness has a strong diversified income stream and plans for long-term effective governance and talent development.

What this means for our members: In order to serve the homelessness and philanthropic fields to the best of our ability, Funders Together must work hard to maintain an active and diverse board, talented and knowledgeable staff, and long-term financial sustainability. We will always strive to improve our operational sustainability so we can continue to provide quality networking opportunities and useful resources for our members

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Private Sector Achievement Award 2012

National Alliance to End Homelessnes

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2013

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2014

Council on Foundations - Member 2012

Council on Foundations - Member 2013

Council on Foundations - Member 2014

Goals & Strategy

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Our Vision
Because of the contributions from Funders Together to End Homelessness to this work, homelessness is a rare, short-term, and one-time event, and housing and services opportunities are not conditioned by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other personal characteristics.

Funders Together to End Homelessness provides critical resources, learning and networking opportunities to our members to increase their knowledge, capacity, and effectiveness in their individual and collective work to prevent and end homelessness. We act as a vehicle for members to be part of a broader movement and bring greater financial and intellectual resources to the work to end homelessness.

Funders Together brings philanthropy together around best practices and innovation to ensure investments are maximized as funders in communities around the United States work towards solutions to prevent and end homelessness.

Funders Together to End Homelessness:
- Encourages and supports our members in risk taking and learning faster together.
- Inspires by connecting members doing critical work across the United States to each other as well as members with a local focus to national efforts.
- Highlights available opportunities for funders to be part of policy change and bring the collective philanthropic voice to advocacy at both the local and national level.
- Provides tailored learning that allows philanthropy to consider the role in best practices and emerging topics around preventing and ending homelessness.

In 2010, Funders Together became a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on building a national network of funders who are committed to solving homelessness through:

- Leadership, education, and advocacy;
- Strategic collaboration and grantmaking; and
- Effective promotion and replication of best practice models in their communities and across the nation.

Funders Together members have individually and collaboratively invested millions of dollars in pursuit of our mission to end and prevent homelessness. Our members have supported innovative demonstration programs, Housing First, permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, and health care and social service delivery that have become best practice models for solving homelessness. Our members are also actively engaged in systems change work, investing and participating in cross-sector collaborations to end homelessness at the local, state, and federal levels.

2018 was a year of growth, expansion, and impact for Funders Together. Our renewed commitment to racial equity, advocacy and policy, and working at the intersections created a comprehensive and well-rounded learning environment for members and partners alike and helped to advance philanthropy’s role in ending homelessness.

Because of Funders Together programming, events, communities of practice, and regional networks, we create the conditions for funders to learn together and from each other the best ways for philanthropy to prevent and end homelessness. As a result of our programming, our members report feeling more focused, gaining new ideas to bring back to their communities, and being pushed to think about homelessness in new ways. Our members trust Funders Together to be a place to come for the latest information, best practices, and thought leadership, and our members often invite peers in their community to our programming to collaborate more effectively.

In terms of advancing policy, Funders Together has seen an increase in desire for advocacy learning opportunities from our members and many have been taking steps to become more attentive to and focused on ways to be engaged in advocacy and policy. Members have accessed the policy and advocacy resources we provided this year more than any other year. And, in surveying our members, we have consistently heard that our advocacy and policy work has helped inform changes in how funders engage in advocacy and policy. In addition, partners have noted that philanthropy’s engagement in advocacy and policy have helped secure “wins” for housing and homelessness programs in the federal budget over the past year.

Additionally, many of our partners and members call on Funders Together to lead conversations about racial equity and homelessness, indicating that Funders Together is a trusted source to do this work. Through our racial equity work, members and partners are not only learning more about structural racism that leads to inequity but are also starting to understand why we must disaggregate data, focus conversations on structural racism, and move away from talking about only diversity and inclusion.

Financials

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Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/1/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Janice Elliott

Melville Charitable Trust

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Katie Hong

Raikes Foundation

Term: 2018 -

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes