Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
May 15, 2019 by Jeff Wise
What can funders do to fight the “silent pandemic” of negative health impacts from chemicals that contaminate our air, food, and water? Jeff Wise, HEFN’s director of strategic programs, outlines the scope of the issue, and ways funders can help drive the systemic reform of toxics in the U.S.
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South Fork of Snake River, Idaho. Source: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (cover photo)
April 1, 2019 by Juliet Christian-Smith
Juliet Christian-Smith, senior program officer at the Water Foundation, shares her thoughts and previews an introductory guide for funders on how philanthropy can help support sustainable and equitable drinking water solutions.
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Image courtesy of the Justice Funders
March 7, 2019 by Dana Kawaoka-Chen
Dana Kawaoka-Chen, executive director of the Justice Funders, encourages founders to adopt regenerative practices that realize a new vision of philanthropy that redistributes wealth, democratizes power and shifts economic control to communities.
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Give.Thanks./ Unsplash Image by Simon Maage
February 11, 2019 by Cindy Glass
HEFN bids a fond and deeply appreciative farewell to Steering Committee members Carolyn Fine Friedman and Phil Johnson for their countless contributions, and welcomes Ellen Braff-Guajardo, Ogonnaya Dotson Newman and Jake Mogan to the committee this year. (Photo by Simon Maage on Unsplash)
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HEFN's 2018 Year in Review
January 30, 2019 by Cindy Glass
In counterpoint to weakening national environmental and public health safeguards, in 2018 HEFN and its funder community drew philanthropic resources into power-building for environmental health and environmental justice. With appreciation to all of its members, partners, and colleagues, here’s a snapshot of HEFN’s work in 2018.
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