Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Home For Good Funders Collaborative: Updated Lessons Learned from Five Years of Coordinated Funding
For many years, chronic homelessness has been a significant issue in Los Angeles County. While numerous nonprofit organizations, foundations, and the public sector have been working to address chronic homelessness for a long time, there have not been strategic attempts to coordinate public and private funding for the services and resources needed to address the issue. That changed in 2011 when public and private funders came together as part of the Home For Good campaign to create a more coordinated approach to funding permanent supportive housing (PSH) for chronically homeless people through the creation of the Funders Collaborative.
In early 2013, Abt Associates Inc., as part of a larger evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Chronic Homelessness Initiative, prepared a detailed analysis of lessons learned from developing and launching the Collaborative: Home For Good Funders Collaborative: Lessons Learned from Implementation and Year One Funding. As the Funders Collaborative neared completion of its fifth year of facilitating public and private collaboration and joint investment in addressing chronic and veteran homelessness, the evaluation team from Abt revisited the work of the Collaborative. This report offers an analysis of the Collaborative’s evolution, current dynamics, and opportunities moving forward as of year five. For readers interested in launching a similar funding effort, both reports will be valuable.