FTEH Blog: Homelessness Ends Here
11/26/12 Author: admin
By Anne Miskey, Funders Together Executive Director
More and more communities across the country are recognizing that there is incredible power in funders working together. They can magnify the work they do and create real and lasting impact, through their funding, through advocacy, and by building bridges with the public sector and with other systems of care.
11/16/12 Author: admin
By Kayleigh Meyers, Calgary Homeless Foundation
What does an end to homelessness look like? The city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada is on the road to finding out. Calgary is in the fifth year of its 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, which is administered by the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). Calgary is the first city in Canada to establish a 10 Year Plan.
11/09/12 Author: admin
By Tom Nurmi, William S. Abell Foundation
In 1970, after returning from a year in Vietnam (as a noncombatant, happy to say), the last thing I wanted to do was to dwell on my experience there. I wanted to—and did—move on with my life.…
11/08/12 Author: admin
By Anne Miskey, Funders Together to End Homelessness
It’s hard to believe that the election is finally over after months and months of often bitter and acrimonious campaigning. We can now all take a moment—but only a very brief moment—to stop, to reflect, and to take a deep breath before once again moving forward boldly, fearlessly, and with purpose to help the most vulnerable in our country.…
11/06/12 Author: admin
By David Wertheimer, Funders Together and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
It isn’t every day that the work I do at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is called “audacious,” but when one of our partners described our collective efforts to end family homelessness in Washington State with precisely this word, I took it as a compliment. And I actually think she meant it that way.