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
"We are thrilled to welcome FTEH San Diego to our growing network. FTEH San Diego has already made great strides in identifying areas of need in the community and working together to come up with solutions, and we are impressed by the pooled resources it has amassed so quickly. This is what systems change looks like! No one has enough money or resources to end homelessness on his or her own. That’s why the work of FTEH San Diego and funders networks around the country is so important. Through collaboration, partnerships, and pooling of resources, FTEH San Diego is ready to create lasting change in the community."
- Funders Together National
Major philanthropists and grant makers have formed an alliance called Funders Together to End Homelessness-San Diego (FTEH-SD) to invest in effective systems change with the goal of ending homelessness throughout San Diego County. FTEH-SD is comprised of private foundations and United Way of San Diego County.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.