Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego

Funders Together

Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego (FTEHSD) 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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By implementing best practices, such as: 

  • Housing First: Providing people experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to live in a home as quickly as possible.
  • Permanent Supportive Housing: Linking permanent housing to supportive services necessary to help our most vulnerable achieve stability.
  • Rapid Re-Housing: Providing temporary financial assistance and services return those experiencing homelessness to permanent housing.
  • Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement System: A client-centered process that matches a person experiencing homelessness with the most appropriate housing option and prioritizes services based on individual need.

Grantseekers

We make grants by invitation only to organizations or programs that meet the following funding priorities:

  • Are located in or serve the San Diego region.
  • Comply with or are working toward complying with the RTFH Community Standards.
  • Follow Housing First practices.
  • Target System Change, Youth & Families, Advocacy or Emerging Opportunities.

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, February 7, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, April 4, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, June 6, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

News

August 17, 2016

Taking a cue from their peers in San Francisco, nearly two dozen local media outlets declared Aug. 17, 2016 "San Diego Homeless Awareness Day," covering stories about our region's homeless and the efforts to resolve this human crisis. Here's one of those stories tht focuses on why private philanthropy is crucial to preventing and ending homelessness, and how a local funder collaboration, Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego, is stepping up to fill this role and is encouraging others to join them. 

July 19, 2016

A group of philanthropists that combines and aligns their resources to help San Diego’s homeless has announced it will allocate $445,000 this year and is hiring a Director to oversee its work.