Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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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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Spring cherry blossom tree
April 18, 2018 by Scott Fitzmorris and Ellen Dorsey
With our democracy and climate in crisis, what if all of philanthropy channeled more of its investment gains into deeper support for grant making? Scott Fitzmorris, board chair of the Wallace Global Fund, and Ellen Dorsey, executive director, explain why the Wallace Global Fund is nearly doubling its grant budget this year to tackle the extraordinary challenges facing our country.
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March 21, 2018 by The John Merck Fund Trustees
This post is a tribute letter from the Trustees of the John Merck Fund, expressing their gratitude to Andy Igrejas, National Campaign Director of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, for his “superb skills and devotion to mission” over years of effort for a safer, healthier world for all.
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Willow tree over water
March 19, 2018 by Michael Lerner
What does the future look like? Michael Lerner, President of the Jenifer Altman Foundation and the Barbara Smith Fund, and HEFN co-founder, reflects upon seeking the path to courage in the face of prospects for global and regional collapse and resilience in the near future.
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