Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Field Partner Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Communities for a Better Environment
December 18, 2018 by Cindy Glass
What more – or different – actions can funders and a funder group take to build multiracial majorities strong enough to protect environmental health and justice? HEFN dove into this question through both learning and culture change at its 2018 Annual Meeting, “The Environmental Health and Justice Majority: Raising Voices, Building Power.” (Pictured: Marisla Foundation Field Partner, Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Communities for a Better Environment. Photo by Annie O'Sullivan Photography)
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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
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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Cindy Glass joined the HEFN team in June 2017 as the Program Associate responsible for program development, annual meeting planning, and communications including social media. Cindy has worked on population health, health disparities, and community benefits...

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