As part of the planning phase for the Partnership, we conducted a community listening tour with nonprofit providers, advocates, funders, and government representatives to identify opportunities for private philanthropy to make a meaningful difference in accelerating our community’s response. Based on what we learned, the Partnership is focused on increasing the availability of philanthropic capital for grants and offering investment options to help finance the development of deeply affordable and supportive housing.
Our Investment Vehicles
The Partnership invests in nonprofits working with individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness. It provides flexible funding to fill critical gaps, often small expenses, that can create big barriers to obtaining and maintaining stable housing (e.g., costs for transportation to view units, rental application fees, basic household furnishings, moving expenses, etc.). It also supports innovative programs, emerging needs and advocacy efforts focused on strengthening policies that impact housing and homelessness.
The Partnership intends to hold a competitive grant cycle in 2019. Information on this grant cycle will be made available in August.
The Partnership strives to raise $10 million in investments to help Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. build and preserve units for hundreds of people across the region. While your charitable giving fund investment earns a fixed return, it will aid in bringing financial resources to assist in the fight to end homelessness and housing insecurity by increasing the production of deeply affordable and supportive housing.