• Home For Good

2017-2018 Funders Collaborative RFP


Each year the Home For Good Funders Collaborative releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) to invest in seeding ideas and scaling innovations to end homelessness that are identified through an extensive research and stakeholder process.

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Each year the Home For Good Funders Collaborative releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) to invest in seeding ideas and scaling innovations to end homelessness that are identified through an extensive research and stakeholder process.

The RFP this year is framed around a central theme of “Preparing for Scale” with four key categories:

  • Research & Innovation
  • Strengthening Services & Providers
  • System Connections & Linkages
  • Community Engagement & Accountability

Under these categories, the RFP outlines submission information and instructions for five competitive areas open to proposals and two additional areas for renewal of major funding areas (Accelerating PSH and CES Regional Grants).


2017-2018 Funding Theme

The Funders Collaborative has seen our community adapt to working in new ways through coordinated systems of change, and has stood alongside our partners in supporting the development and expansion of this work. Last year, the City and County invested in alignment with its approved strategies in the Coordinated Entry System for the first time, at a significant level. With these additional supports also came additional strains on our infrastructure and highlighted concerns about provider and system capacity. As our community plans for an even greater influx of resources for housing development through Proposition HHH and homeless services through Measure H, the already growing demand on regional collaboratives and individual providers will continue to grow.

To ensure that our community is best positioned to take advantage of these opportunities and use continued and new resources as effectively as possible, the Funders Collaborative this year will focus all new and continued investments on the Preparing for Scale key areas.

Information Session WEBINAR

This webinar took place on April 11, 2017. For all those unable to join the conversation, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation is available for download.

Questions & FAQs

For any questions related to your submission, please first check the “Read the FAQs” linked to at the top of the page. This document is updated throughout the submission period as questions are collected.

If your question is not addressed on the FAQs, please email it to rfp@unitedwayla.org with the subject line “Home For Good RFP Question.” All relevant questions and responses will be included in the FAQ for all applicants to benefit from.

Questions will not be accepted after May 2, 2017 at 5pm PDT

2017-2018 Funding Opportunities

These opportunities are open to submissions and available for qualified organizations to apply for funding consideration. See RFP for details.


Funding Opportunity 1: Solutions Showcase


Funding Opportunity 2: Enhancing Regional Data Infrastructure

Funding Opportunity 3: Improving CES/City Integration
Funding Opportunity 4: Piloting/Scaling Systems Integration


Funding Opportunity 5: Reintegrating Residents into Community

These opportunities are only open to currently funded partners to request continued funding support: Accelerating PSH and CES Regional Grants.

For information on requesting continued funding, see RFP document.


The Home For Good Funders Collaborative has been a pivotal philanthropic force in our community’s progress to secure sufficient resources to end homelessness. This initiative of more than 30 public and private funders has been strategic and early supporters of systems change and testing solutions to bring to scale. Collectively, the members of the Funders Collaborative have committed over $33.5M in philanthropic investment, which has leveraged over $1BM in public resources. By pairing catalytic, innovative funding available through private philanthropy with more restrictive, yet larger and more sustainable public resources, our community has been able to unlock essential housing opportunities for those who need them most.

Submission Information

After completion, all applications and required attachments should be submitted by email rfp@unitedwayla.org all materials required under each funding opportunities prior to the deadline. All materials should be packaged together for submission. Include a subject line noting your organization and which funding opportunity you are applying to (e.g., “United Way Proposal – Improving CES/City Integration”) for each submission.

If you are submitting multiple proposals, please separate your applications to ensure they are processed most accurately. For any organizational attachments required across multiple submissions (e.g., financials), please submit a single set for review with one of your submissions.

Wherever noted, please use the provided templates available for download on this page. Submit all completed attachments in their original format (i.e., Excel, Word).