The Divest/Invest Framework: What Does It Mean for Funders Working in Housing and Homelessness? - A Webinar Hosted by Funders Together to End Homelessness

Monday, November 4, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Funders Together to End Homelessness, who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

Cities of all sizes across the country are facing gentrification and affordable housing shortages due to rising rents, stagnant wages, and laws that criminalize homelessness and target low-income renters experiencing housing instability. Public resources that are currently invested in policies and laws that target and criminalize people experiencing homelessness should be instead invested to protect and produce more quality, accessible, affordable housing, health care, education, and other infrastructure to support thriving communities and housing stability.  

Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to partner with Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) to share how funders can use the divest/invest framework to think about their grantmaking and to talk about the intersection of the criminal justice and homelessness systems. 


  • How funders can help build more just, thriving communities by investing in institutions and enterprises that value low-income residents
  • How funders can guard against policies that criminalize people for being homeless and protect residents from displacement
  • What the divest/invest framework is and how funders can use it to shape their grantmaking
  • The importance of grassroots organizing in advocating for better policies around homelessness, affordable housing, and criminal justice reform
  • Why housing and homelessness funders should build relationships with groups who are not "homeless organizations," but who are working on housing and homelessness issues from different angles


Designed for

All interested funders. Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at  


Registration is required by November 3rd.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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