FTEH Blog: Homelessness Ends Here
10/30/12 Author: admin
By Aimee Hendrigan, Melville Charitable Trust
I attended a lively funders event on October 11 in Hartford, CT: “How Catalytic Philanthropy is Aligning Resources to End Homelessness,” which was co-sponsored by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Funders Together to End Homelessness, and the Melville Charitable Trust. About 40 funders from across the state were there and ready with plenty of ideas and questions.
10/22/12 Author: admin
By Bill Pitkin, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and David Wertheimer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Despite different geographic and population focuses in our homelessness initiatives, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation are unified in our belief that philanthropy can play a critical role in preventing and ending homelessness. And, our foundations have engaged expert researchers to evaluate our current homelessness initiatives, and we each recently released extensive reports from these efforts.
10/15/12 Author: admin
By Amanda Cloud, The Simmons Foundation
In September, I had the pleasure of traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the 2012 Zarrow Mental Health Symposium and Mental Health America Annual Conference. With a theme of Housing to Recovery: Building Community, Building Lives, the event brought together individuals and organizations from across the United States for conversations around housing, collaboration, research, and advocacy. In addition to hosting the conference, The Zarrow Group of Foundations also held an opening night reception honoring local donors committed to a community campaign to end homelessness in Tulsa.
10/01/12 Author: admin
By David Wertheimer, FTEH Board Chair
I encourage all of us in the philanthropic sector who care about homelessness to use our own voices to make known to those running for office at the local, state, and federal levels what is important to us. Regardless of which party or candidates you support on November 6th, all of them—and all Americans—will benefit when they hear from us that ending homelessness must be a high priority for our nation.