Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Dolores Huerta (front row, 3rd from right) and community activists from the San Joaquin Valley.
September 4, 2019 by Ellen Braff-Guajardo
HEFN's 2019 Annual Meeting will take place in Fresno in the thick of California’s San Joaquin Valley, which holds a number of valuable lessons for the rest of the country, as the United States grapples with the challenges of a changing physical, social and political environment.
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Kathy Sessions
In 1999, Michael Lerner at the Jenifer Altman Foundation and his colleagues were concerned that the health of people, wildlife, and ecosystems all were being harmed by toxic pollution, but they saw philanthropy divided by human health and environmental interests. They hired me as a part-time consultant to help them launch a new funder network, to build bridges across environmental and health philanthropy and to expand philanthropy's investment in environmental health. There's only one way for me to wrap up the experiences of the past two decades: with gratitude.
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Children Playing
June 13, 2019 by Daniel Cohn and Rebecca Morley
A new Lead Funders Action Network brings together national, regional, state, and local foundations who are working collaboratively and strategically to address gaps in the field of childhood lead poisoning and make philanthropic investments more synergistic to advance the prevention of the disease. Photo by Mi Pham for Unsplash
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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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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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