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Charleston Gazette headlines:  Pregnant?  Bottled H2O recommended
In this guest post, Vanessa Daniel of the Groundswell Fund challenges funders to see the crisis in West Virginia as an opportunity to strengthen philanthropy and the state's grassroots power.
On January 29, 2014, funders toured the latest frontier in the U.S. fracking boom: Los Angeles. Ramtin Arablouei shares descriptions and reflections from the LA Fracking Funder Tour in this blog post.
HEFN is pleased to introduce our newly-renovated website. Take a tour of the new site in this blog post.
Ann Cornell, President of the Cornell Douglas Foundation, shares how the recent chemical spill in West Virginia fits within that state's ongoing fight against mountaintop removal coal mining.
An introduction to HEFN's newest Steering Committee Members: Lauren Davis of the 11th Hour Project, Christine James from the John Merck Fund, and Amy Panek of the Park Foundation.
Kalan and Mandela
HEFN member Heeten Kalan remembers late South African President Nelson Mandela and reflects on the inspiration he's drawn from the leader over the years.
What can six funder groups learn by exploring without focusing on their narrow issue boundaries? A lot! In this blog post, a recap of the December 2013 San Joaquin Valley funder tour in California.
Lake HEFN AM ppt 10-29-13
A brief recap of the most talked about resources from HEFN's 2013 Annual Meeting, Power of People: Moving Hearts, Minds, & Policy to Win.
mother and child census
This is a re-post from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and National Hispanic Medical Association President & CEO Elena Rios that places protection of children's health and reducing disparities into a broad environmental health context.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, HEFN staff send out a big thank you to all of our members, colleagues and friends -- and especially to some HEFN heroes for their leadership and service.

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Kathryn Gilje
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Kat Gilje is Executive Director of Ceres Trust. Ceres Trust, whose name honors the ancient goddess of agriculture, provides grants that support healthy and resilient farms, forests and communities; and the ecosystems upon which we all depend. Ceres Trust...

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