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At Funders Together, we believe that we can end homelessness in the United States and philanthropy will play a critical role in this effort.
But first, we must come together to share what works, learn from each other, and challenge each other to develop innovative, long-lasting solutions.…
by Sharon McDonald, Director for Families and Youth at the National Alliance to End Homelessness
This blog post originally appeared on the National Alliance to End Homelessness’s website.
Data on youth homelessness is notoriously lacking. However, we estimate that around 550,000 youth under the age of 25 are homeless and on their own at some point each year.…
by Rob Podlogar, The Siemer Institute for Family Stability
I’ve recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where I had the opportunity to participate in the United Way Worldwide National Tocqueville Award ceremony and to reflect on the power of individual philanthropy and the impact donors are making on a national level.…
900 Heads Are Better Than 1: Reflections on the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference on Youth & Family Homelessness
by David Wertheimer, Gates Foundation
What happens when you bring together more than 900 of the nation’s leading players in the work of ending family and youth homelessness from the non-profit, government, advocacy and philanthropic sectors?
The answer? Remarkable things.
Last week, this happened in Seattle, at a conference organized by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.…
Posted by Funders Together
At this week’s NAEH 2013 Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness, Funders Together hosted several events as part of our Networking Series: Where Catalytic Philanthropy Begins With Conversation. On the evening of February 20th, the Medina Foundation graciously sponsored and co-hosted a Funders Networking Reception at their offices in Seattle, providing an opportunity for members to connect the evening before the conference kick-off.…