Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego

Funders Together

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URGENT NEWS: SAN DIEGO HOMELESS SENIORS COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego, a collaborative of San Diego Grantmakers, has established a fund to pay for hotel rooms for homeless seniors and others who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.


There are over 2000 homeless people in San Diego who are age 65+ living on the streets and in crowded shelters.  In order to protect these seniors from illness and to flatten the curve, we need to quickly move them into hotel rooms.


The County of San Diego, and other government entities, are securing hotel rooms for people who have already contracted COVID-19. This fund expands upon those efforts by targeting people who are high-risk but have not yet gotten sick. Homeless seniors are especially vulnerable to becoming ill, and, once ill, face increased morbidity. We need to act now to prevent them from getting sick in the first place.


To contribute to this fund, please contact Amy Denhart or use the link below.

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Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego (FTEHSD), a collaborative of San Diego Grantmakers, is a regional collaboration of grantmakers that combine and align resources to actively end homelessness in the county.

FTEHSD's goal is to build a San Diego County network of funders who are committed to solving homelessness through leadership, education, and advocacy; strategic collaboration, alignment and focus of resources; and effective promotion and replication of evidence based practices in our community. It is part of the national Funders Together to End Homelessness network.

View FTEHSD's current funding priorities. Specific funding opportunities will be announced periodically.

Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego Members

Listserv | Members of this collaboration may email one another using fteh[at]sdgrantmakers.org.

 

About Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego  

Purpose: To promote an effective and efficient system of housing and services to help end homelessness in San Diego County.

Goal: To build a San Diego County network of funders who are committed to solving homelessness through leadership, education, and advocacy; strategic collaboration, alignment and focus of resources; and effective promotion and replication of evidence based practices in our community.

Objective: Expand philanthropic engagement in the systems change work needed to end homelessness in San Diego County.

Download the Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego Fact Sheet

FTEHSD Members: 

Major philanthropists and grant makers have formed an alliance called Funders Together to End Homelessness-San Diego (FTEHSD) to invest in effective systems change with the goal of ending homelessness throughout San Diego County. FTEHSD is comprised of private and public funders.The former Homelessness Working Group connected to the national Funders Together to End Homelessness group and joined the growing group of public and private partners supporting the activities to end homelessness in the region.  The group works to coordinate existing community resources – including funds, services, mental healthcare and job readiness assistance – and align them more effectively to help break the cycle of homelessness. Read the press release announcement of this funding collaborative.

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Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego works to end homelessness in San Diego by investing in the homeless crisis response system. We make grants by invitation only to organizations or programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Follow Housing First practices, and have low barriers to entry.

  • Target System Change, Advocacy and/or Permanent Housing.

  • Comply with or are working toward complying with the RTFH Community Standards.

  • Are located in or serve the San Diego Region.

If you believe that your program does meet our criteria and our 2019 funding priorities, please complete the Letter of Interest explaining your program and how it fits the criteria.

Program Evalution Tool for Funders

This tool can be used to score a program's compliance with the RTFH Community Standards.

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Meetings & Materials

FTEHSD meetings are only open to members of this group. Contact Director of Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego Amy Denhart at amy[at]sdgrantmakers.org or (858) 875-3331 for more information about how to get involved with this funding collaboration.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, September 3, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, October 1, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, November 5, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Thursday, December 3, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

News

June 29, 2020
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Bethel AME), a longstanding community pillar and San Diego's oldest African American church, has signed on as the first faith-based partner to build affordable housing on their property through Yes In God's Backyard (YIGBY). 
 
June 15, 2020
Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego (FTEHSD), a San Diego Grantmakers collaborative, is pleased to announce three recent grants to address homelessness in our region. 
 
April 23, 2019

In the Funders Together to End Homelessness 2017 “Four Cities” study, two of the top five success drivers in cities that significantly reduced homelessness were Political Will and Public Opinion. In order to build more political will and influence public opinion, Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego recently awarded $120,000 to two programs that build advocacy capacity.

March 18, 2019

Last month, 11 people who were formerly homeless were able to attend the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) conference thanks to a scholarship program by Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego. These 11 scholarship recipients won their awards because not only do they have experience of being homeless and understanding of the challenges, but they are now working in the field to end homelessness.