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

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

Photo Credit: Ron Schwane/AP
Blog posted on September 14, 2017
The question I ask daily is, of these good people with kindness in their hearts, are there more outspoken than silent ones? Are there more...
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Blog posted on April 25, 2017
Over the past several years, the Environment & Health Program at The Heinz Endowments has prioritized work to help the Pittsburgh...

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