FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE GOALS
Each year, the Funders Collaborative works to identify critical needs and current opportunities where private funding may catalyze change in housing and homelessness. We are currently focusing our energy and investments around the following 3 (THREE) core goals:
All of the funding opportunities outlined in this RFP and in other funding opportunities hosted or shared by the Funders Collaborative this year will center around these goals.
We welcome eligible applicants for any or all of the opportunities below!
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First-ever Innovation Challenges Offer Nearly $5 Million for Game-Changing Housing and Service Solutions to Aid LA County’s Fight Against Homelessness
On June 7, 2018, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, thanks to generous financial support from the Watt Family Foundation, launched the LA Homelessness Challenge, which will award $400,000 for proposals to offer innovative service models for people experiencing homelessness in LA County. Concurrently, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative launched the Housing Innovation Challenge, a call for proposals that will award $4.5 million from the Measure H Housing Innovation Fund for creative and scalable permanent housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness in LA County. At a time of heightened partnership and collaboration in the region, these two efforts are designed to inspire and activate stakeholders and creative strategists across the region to contribute sustainable solutions to homelessness.
HAVE A BOLD IDEA ON HOW TO IMPROVE HOMELESS SERVICES?
The LA Homelessness Challenge is a partnership between United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Watt Family Foundation, with administration from the Home For Good Funders Collaborative. Now in its sixth year, the Funders Collaborative has coordinated investments from leading private and public funders to spark ideas, concepts, and systems that have gone on to become local and national standards. The competition aims to deliver a pipeline of service delivery solutions that can easily expand with more support. Two awards of $200,000 will be provided.
GOT AN INNOVATIVE IDEA ON HOW TO BUILD HOUSING FASTER & CHEAPER?
Call for innovative ideas from nonprofit and for-profit organizations to support faster and cheaper development of supportive housing. The Housing Innovation Challenge will make multiple $500,000 or $1 million awards for proposals aimed at delivering promising results for the County’s most vulnerable residents through faster, cost-effective construction, rehabilitation and creative finance models. Projects must result in the production of permanent housing for homeless families or individuals in LA County.
ARE YOU A NONPROFIT IN NEED OF CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT?
Open application for organizations with capacity building needs serving individuals experiencing homelessness and supportive housing developers. Opportunity for assessment, technical assistance, and one-time organizational capacity costs.
For more information on funding opportunities currently available through LAHSA, please visit: https://www.lahsa.org/funding/
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.