Funders Collaborative

The Home For Good Funders Collaborative is one of the strongest engines fueling our collective impact initiative.

Founded in 2011 with a $1M challenge grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the group brings together public agencies and private philanthropy to invest in solutions to homelessness in L.A. County.

The coalition promotes public and privately-funded opportunities to a broad network of individuals and organizations who regularly convene to discuss and align on the allocation of resources for housing and homelessness.

Ultimately, the Funders Collaborative seeks to expand the resources available for pilot and proven solutions to homelessness; support grantseekers who are transforming the housing and homelessness space; and promote resource coordination around strategies to end homelessness in L.A. County.

Since its inception, the Funders Collaborative has raised and aligned more than $62 million in private funding, leveraging more than $5 billion in public resources.

To view open funding opportunities, please visit Grantseekers.


The Funders Collaborative has been the largest and most comprehensive effort to coordinate and align private funding with public sector dollars to reduce and end homelessness by:

  • Building the unprecedented level of public and political will in Los Angeles to address homelessness
  • Serving as a catalyst toward the planning and adoption of coordinated, comprehensive county and city plans to combat homelessness
  • Seeding systems change, including the Coordinated Entry System (CES), which streamlines housing placements across the county

Our community has been able to:

Expand Supportive Housing Pipeline in L.A. County

  • Provided nearly a decade of capacity-building support for core housing developers in L.A. County, which doubled the size of the supportive housing pipeline prior to the passing of Proposition HHH
  • Coordinated $5M in investment to test sixteen bold solutions around modular, small lot, ADU and other housing opportunities to reduce cost and time for supportive housing development
  • Provided philanthropic support for a new streamlining team housed in the Office of the Mayor to support cross-departmental coordination and policy action to shorten the construction timeline

Strengthen Infrastructure of Homeless Service System

  • Supported launch of a standard, core curriculum for new hires to the homelessness sector for quality and consistency in case management that is now embedded in and supported by public systems
  • Invested in testing new positions that are now core, regional coordination roles supported through Measure H
  • Coordinated $5M joint public-private Capacity Building RFP that supported assessment, technical assistance, and infrastructure in organizations providing services and support for residents in need
  • Supported expansion and diversification of homeless sector leadership through multi-year public fellowship program and launch of a program to recruit, equip, and retain leaders of color

Spark Innovation and Evaluate Solutions for Scale

  • Coordinated first systemic pairing of private and public funds to dedicate vouchers to chronically homeless clients, ensuring resources for the most medically vulnerable
  • Seeded launch of HPRI table to coordinate and promote responsive research aligned with community priorities   
  • Invested in countywide expansion of the Coordinated Entry System, L.A. County’s central system to end homelessness now institutionalized through public investment

Integrate Systems of Care for More Effective and Efficient Service Delivery

  • Funded piloting of new types of system coordination positions, including housing navigators in emergency departments and cross-hospital liaison positions, many of which are now directly supported through private and public hospital systems  
  • Expanded health services in-field during the COVID-19 pandemic through health clinic investments to expand health pathways

Funders Collaborative Grantees