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, donors and other philanthropic actors 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.

Featured Resource

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...

Who We Are

Development and Operations Manager
Adwoa Spencer has nearly two decades of development experience specializing in proposal writing, grants and relationship management, and strategic development for national, regional and community-based organizations.

From Our Blog

Colorful welcome on brick wall
Blog posted on October 9, 2018
Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation and HEFN Steering Committee member, extends a personal invitation to...
Chemistry
Blog posted on September 24, 2018
HEFN steering committee member, Carolyn Fine Friedman, shares how a personal interest in environmental health work was amplified through...

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