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Sandy volunteers Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
April 29, 2013 marks six months since Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York and New Jersey shorelines. HEFN Communications Associate Lauren Linville outlines opportunities, challenges, and advice HEFN has heard from the field for philanthropy in this blog...
Ramtin and Kim Wasserman Goldman reception
This blog post applauds this year's Goldman Environmental Prize winners, the world's biggest award for grassroots environmental heros, including North America winner Kim Wasserman Nieto who shared her community organizing work for cleaner air, climate justice...
Caitlin Johnson, 2011-2013 Fellow at the George Gund Foundation, describes her experience working on fracking's impact on economic development and civic participation in Ohio.
Growing Up Health MN
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation President Carolyn Link shares stories from the foundation's Growing Up Healthy Initiative. Since 2006, the initiative has supported organizations focused on housing conditions, early childhood education and...
Affinity group staff at GIH 2013
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions shares highlights and insights from Grantmakers In Health's 2013 annual meeting, including a summary of HEFN's "Assess and Address: Protecting Health Where We Live, Work, and Play" session and shifting language toward a "health...
Could fusing strategy and justice for strategic philanthropy increase effectiveness? Niki Jagpal from the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy advocates for that approach in this Giving InSight blog post.
An interview with Grantmakers In Health's new President and CEO Faith Mitchell. Faith shares her plans for GIH, visions for health philanthropy, and opportunities for collaboration on health determinants and disparities.
Heeten Kalan
Heeten Kalan, Senior Program Officer at the New World Foundation and HEFN Steering Committee member, authored this week's blog post. In it, he reflects on the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, and the potential for philanthropy to...
HEFN's resolutions to make everyone's lives more clean and green in 2013.
Dodge Foundation Sandy
Margaret Waldock of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in New Jersey reflects on life after Sandy and shares how the Dodge Foundation and other philanthropists are helping New Jersey rebuild smarter and stronger.

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Shorey Myers
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Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation, has been with the Foundation since 2010.  Shorey's work over the past decade includes a strong focus on global environmental health and justice issues as well as philanthropic support of...

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