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

Kathryn Gilje
Steering Committee Member
Kat Gilje is Executive Director of Ceres Trust. Ceres Trust, whose name honors the ancient goddess of agriculture, provides grants that support healthy and resilient farms, forests and communities; and the ecosystems upon which we all depend. Ceres Trust...

From Our Blog

Dolores Huerta (front row, 3rd from right) and community activists from the San Joaquin Valley.
Blog posted on September 4, 2019
HEFN's 2019 Annual Meeting will take place in Fresno in the thick of California’s San Joaquin Valley, which holds a number of valuable...
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...

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