About

The Health & Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) works to mobilize philanthropy around solutions for environmental health and justice.   Learn about our priorities and strategies as we work to make healthier environments a reality for all.

HEFN is the "go-to" place for grantmakers interested in environmental health and justice issues, whether they're exploring the field or deeply engaged.  HEFN supports an active membership of foundations and donors as they learn, invest, collaborate, and lead in addressing environmental health and justice problems.  HEFN expands philanthropic knowledge and engagement through programming and outreach, often in partnership with national or regional funder group partners.

HEFN does not make grants or recommend grants to funders. The network operates as a joint plan of work of Virginia Organizing.

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December, 2010
The Hidden Hazards report reveals new evidence of air pollution hazards and exposure in some Los Angeles neighborhoods. Despite affecting nearly 10 million residents of Los Angles County, the air pollution hazards are mostly "hidden" from...

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Steering Committee Member
Amy Panek serves as the Program Officer for the Park Foundation’s Environment Program, with its grant-making focused on ensuring drinking water in the United States is clean, affordable and accessible, and is protected and managed as a public good.  The

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Blog posted on April 25, 2017
Over the past several years, the Environment & Health Program at The Heinz Endowments has prioritized work to help the Pittsburgh...
Blog posted on August 5, 2016
Over the past two years the streets have swelled with unprecedented levels of protest proclaiming “Black Lives Matter” across the U.S. and...

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