Environment (Air, Water, Land)

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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...
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions recaps environmental health and justice-related highlights from the Environmental Grantmakers Association's 2013 Fall Retreat in New Orleans.
After over 10 years of working on mercury pollution, the Garfield Foundation celebrates the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty that will create substantial reductions in global mercury pollution. Jennie Curtis, Executive Director of the...
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.
Gina McCarthy Remarks Harvard
A recap of recent federal activity on environmental health and justice issues ranging from a Senate hearing on toxics reform to an Executive Order on chemical facility safety and security.
The Kresge Foundation shares their story of improving children's health locally and nationally through healthier housing conditions.
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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Andrea Bretting joined the Claneil Foundation in 2008, bringing with her many years of experience with local, national and international nonprofits. She began her career in Philadelphia as a community social worker. 

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