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A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Standing out in a crowded field can be challenging. That's why our Karla Fortunato is sharing her 5 steps for getting your issues noticed and bringing your philanthropic colleagues in to collaborate with you.
HEFN 2013 Annual Meeting
Funders interested in health and the environment met recently for HEFN's 2013 Annual Meeting on the "Power of People." This blog post highlights a handful of themes and takeaways that emerged over the two-day meeting.
I’ve often heard colleagues describe philanthropy as “more of an art than a science.” My first career was in the arts – modern dance – and when making a dance, two minutes of material can take two weeks to generate. Collaboration is key; the end product is a...
The California Endowment's Jennifer Chheang talks about their work to help communities along the I-710 Corridor in California have their vision for healthier conditions incorporated into a major freeway expansion project.
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions recaps environmental health and justice-related highlights from the Environmental Grantmakers Association's 2013 Fall Retreat in New Orleans.
HEFN's 2013 Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. In this blog post, HEFN Director Karla Fortunato outlines seven reasons this year's Annual Meeting is a can't-miss event for funders of environmental health and environmental justice.
A Win for the Environment, A Win for Democracy: the Case for Collaboration is a new report from the Money in Politics Working Group of the Funders Committee for Civic Participation. Alex Russell, Director of the working group, shares highlights from the paper...
HEFN's blog, Giving InSight, turns one this month! In this blog post, HEFN staffers take a look back on some notable posts and on our goals for blogging.
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This guest post from the Health and Housing Funders' Forum discusses their work with the federal government to map public and private grants data on health and housing investments.
The California Wellness Foundation shares their story about working with a project that successfully tracks and resolves environmental health hazards in California communities.

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Director of Strategic Programs
Jeff Wise joined HEFN as its Program Director in 2015, becoming Director of Strategic Programs in 2017 to lead the organization’s issue related work.  From toxics to fracking and from drinking water to climate change and health, Jeff directs HEFN’s events and...

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