HEFN Dedicates 2020 Annual Convening to Cecil Corbin-Mark

HEFN mourns alongside our friends at WE ACT and Cecil's family at the loss of a tremendous leader in the environmental health and justice movement, Cecil Corbin-Mark. He was a guiding light, a strategic thinker, a forceful orator and advocate, and navigated the world with love. A friend to many, Cecil, you will be missed.

2020 HEFN Virtual Annual Convening: 'It's The Air We Breathe'

2020 HEFN Virtual Annual Convening
Funders, donors and philanthropic advisors are invited to HEFN's event, "Philanthropy’s Role In Dismantling Systems Of Injustice ... with a Two-Year Focus on the South," starting with an Oct. 19 opening plenary, with sessions continuing through Nov. 20.

Black Lives and Racial Justice Matter Every Day

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HEFN stands in solidarity with the call for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and calls for action in support of the Movement for Black Lives. We are in pain over the recent and long history of murders of Black and Brown people due to racism and systems of white supremacy.


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Jalonne White-Newsome is senior program officer at The Kresge Foundation, responsible for the Environment Program’s grant portfolio on sustainable water resources management in a changing climate. Jalonne also leads the foundation’s work addressing the intersection of climate change and public...
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The Founder of Philanthropic + Nonprofit Consulting, Anuja works with foundations, donors, affinity groups and nonprofits on a range of critical environmental, gender, racial, social justice, and cross-movement intersectional issues.
Leslie Hatfield
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Leslie is the senior partnership and outreach advisor at GRACE Communications Foundation, where she advises internally and collaborates with like-minded funders and non-government organizations on strategies, movement building, grantmaking and meeting planning.
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Ogonnaya Dotson Newman is a senior program officer in the Environment program at The JPB Foundation. JPB’s mission is to advance opportunity in the US through transformational initiatives that empower those living in poverty, enrich and sustain our environment, and enable pioneering medical...
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Jake is the Energy Program Manager at The 11th Hour Project, where he works to reduce the public health and ecological impacts of antiquated energy systems in the US. He holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College.
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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. While liv
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Ellen Braff-Guajardo, based in Fresno, California, is the Director of Regional Programs at the Sierra Health Foundation.

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