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Vivian Huang, Campaign and Organizing Director at Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Farhad Ebrahimi explains why the Chorus Foundation is investing long-term grant support in three communities, to speed their just transition to a regenerative economy that works for people, places, and planet.
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A just-published Yale University study finding that people who live near natural gas wells suffer from higher rates of respiratory and skin ailments than people who live farther away has come under fire from pro-drilling industry associations. The Yale-led...
What do people organizing for environmental justice, advocating for healthier housing and building materials, mapping hotspots of pollution and poverty, or monitoring impacts of oil and gas production have in common? They’re all creatively using data-...
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Recently Amy Solomon stepped away from her program officer position at the Bullitt Foundation. In this blog post, Amy answers questions she'd been asked – or had asked herself – and she shares her reflections on her twelve years at the Foundation, on...
When Groundswell Fund entered the treacherous waters of capacity building around Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) three years ago, they did so acutely aware of the pitfalls it would entail. But even that didn’t prevent missteps and many “teachable moments...
HEFN has two new issue briefs designed explicitly for funders just getting acquainted with environmental health philanthropy. Read more about what they offer in this blog post.
Charleston Gazette headlines:  Pregnant?  Bottled H2O recommended
In this guest post, Vanessa Daniel of the Groundswell Fund challenges funders to see the crisis in West Virginia as an opportunity to strengthen philanthropy and the state's grassroots power.
Standing out in a crowded field can be challenging. That's why our Karla Fortunato is sharing her 5 steps for getting your issues noticed and bringing your philanthropic colleagues in to collaborate with you.
HEFN 2013 Annual Meeting
Funders interested in health and the environment met recently for HEFN's 2013 Annual Meeting on the "Power of People." This blog post highlights a handful of themes and takeaways that emerged over the two-day meeting.
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Andrea Bretting joined the Claneil Foundation in 2008, bringing with her many years of experience with local, national and international nonprofits. She began her career in Philadelphia as a community social worker. 

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