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

November, 2012
The Director of the Nat'l Institute of Environmental Health Services and the Nat'l Toxicology Program discusses environmental health, toxic chemistry, and the politics of chemical regulation.

Who We Are

Shorey Myers
Steering Committee Member
Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation, has been with the Foundation since 2010.  Shorey's work over the past decade includes a strong focus on global environmental health and justice issues as well as philanthropic support of...

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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