Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Colorful welcome on brick wall
October 9, 2018 by Shorey Myers
Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation and HEFN Steering Committee member, extends a personal invitation to funders to attend this year's HEFN Annual Meeting from Nov. 28-30 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to strategize, network and be inspired by the collective work to mobilize philanthropy around environmental health and justice solutions.
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Chemistry
September 24, 2018 by Carolyn Fine Friedman
HEFN steering committee member, Carolyn Fine Friedman, shares how a personal interest in environmental health work was amplified through grantees of the Fine Fund who contributed to a multi-year effort that led to The Home Depot eliminating toxics from four of its product categories.
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America Pittsburgh Bridge
September 18, 2018 by Fred Brown
Fred Brown, President and CEO of The Forbes Funds, explains how connecting with the Cancer Free Economy Network has helped create, expand, and enhance local Pittsburgh initiatives to create a Global City that serves the health and well-being of its people.
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People fill out project map together.
August 8, 2018 by Fred Brown, Debra Erenberg, and Ruth Rominger
The Cancer Free Economy Network (CFEN) is connecting an extended community of people to collaborate on phasing out toxic chemicals in industrial and consumer products through changing the story, advancing the science, shifting the market and building power to implement system changes.
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This natural spring emerges from a white cedar bog in the heart of the Pine Barrens wilderness.
May 9, 2018 by Nathan Boon
How can traditional environmental conservation work be part of a collaborative effort to ensure clean water? Nathan Boon, Program Officer, Watershed Protection, at the William Penn Foundation, tells how grantmaking has helped bring environmental organizations together to successfully protect and restore clean water in the Delaware River watershed. (Photo caption: This natural spring emerges from a white cedar bog in the heart of the Pine Barrens wilderness.)
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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. 

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