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2023 Funders Institute

Monday, July 17, 2023 - 9:00am to Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 9:30am EDT
NW Washington, D.C.
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The challenges facing the pursuit of housing justice persist across our work at all levels: local, state, and national. Threats to undo and counteract progress surround us on all sides – including within our own institutions – and have direct, harmful consequences on people, especially Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color. This calls into question: What does accountability really mean and look like in the movement for housing justice? How can philanthropy exercise authentic trust and cede power to people who are most impacted in order to advance a more just and liberated world? 

Join us for the 2023 Funders Institute on July 17-19, 2023, as we focus on accountability and trust. Together, we will examine the opportunities and challenges of holding our institutions, partners, and ourselves accountable to the values of housing justice and explore the role of trust in our grantmaking practices. 

During the Funders Institute, we will: 

  • Seek to understand principled struggle and consider the difference between cancel culture and public truth-telling. 
  • Discuss the responsibility to hold public officials, philanthropic peers, national advocates, and community partners accountable.  
  • Participate in candid conversations about how philanthropy should shift its grantmaking practices to be rooted in trust, and importantly build trust with people who are most impacted. 
  • Examine what it means to be Pro-Black and Pro-Indigenous in our housing justice work. 
  • The Funders Institute will be held in conjunction with the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ 2023 National Conference on Ending Homelessness at the Washington Hilton at Dupont Circle.
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