Environment (Air, Water, Land)

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Get to know the five recipients of the Heinz Family Foundation's 2014 Heinz Awards for the Environment, Public Policy, Human Condition, Technology, the Economy and Employment, and the Arts and Humanities.
Reflections and takeaways on the "Power of Voice" - the theme of Grantmakers In Health's 2014 Annual Meeting - in this blog post.
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.
By teaming up with journalists, the Bullitt Foundation helped Seattle schools take steps to protect children from toxic air pollution. Get the scoop in this blog post from Amy Solomon at the Bullitt Foundation and Robert McClure from InvestigateWest.
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.
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 updated look at trends and data in environmental health and environmental justice philanthropy from the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
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.
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.
Heinz Clairton
Pittsburgh's air quality ranks as one of the unhealthiest in the country, yet area residents routinely rank improving it as a low priority. Seeking to raise awareness of the issue and empower the community to reduce air pollution, the Heinz Endowments...

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Leslie Hatfield
Steering Committee Member
Leslie is the senior partnership and outreach advisor at GRACE Communications Foundation, where she advises internally and collaborates with like-minded funders and non-government organizations on strategies, movement building, grantmaking and meeting...

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