The Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative is a member organization comprised of grant makers and intermediaries committed to working together to prevent and end homelessness in Minnesota. The Collaborative brings a strong working relationship with policymakers and the unique contributions of philanthropy to support the implementation of Heading Home: Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
As representatives from organizations charged with making charitable investments to improve the well-being of individuals and communities, we believe that safe, affordable and stable housing is a precursor to achieving all other measures of well-being, including good health, educational success, economic self-sufficiency and racial and gender equity. We believe that philanthropy is uniquely positioned to innovate, incubate, and advocate.
Together, We Can Prevent and End Homelessness for all Minnesotans.
Starting in 2017, the Collaborative, along with state and community partners, will emphasize preventing and ending homelessness for highly-mobile and homeless students and their families.We believe that an approach that supports schools to reliably identify student housing instability, coupled with a targeted, culturally-sensitive, and coordinated response to connect families to additional resources, will advance shared goals of stable housing, educational achievement, equitable outcomes, and preventing homelessness before it occurs.