September 2016

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Flint Lead Poisoning Image - Flint Water Tower
September 27, 2016 by Karla Fortunato
With the widespread media coverage of Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, cities, advocacy groups, and philanthropy have adjusted their assumption that the country’s laws and infrastructure assure the public safe and healthy drinking water. In response, the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) surveyed foundations interested or engaged in grant making focused on healthy and affordable drinking water, aiming to better understand what foundations are doing and what more is needed to ensure our nation’s drinking water is healthy and affordable. In this blog post, HEFN Director Karla Fortunato discusses the survey results.

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Jeff Wise joined HEFN as its Program Director in 2015.  In that role, he’s responsible for helping to program many of HEFN’s events, webinars, and meetings as well as advancing the organization’s communications and outreach.

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