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A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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.
Obama Trade Negotiations
The Jenifer Altman Foundation's Shorey Myers has 5 good, bad, and ugly reasons why US environmental health funders should be interested in the European Union.
The meeting theme for HEFN's 2013 Annual Meeting will dive deep into demography to explore how the rising American electorate could strengthen the environmental health and justice movement. This blog post offers a preview of the topics, issues, and strategies...
HEFN Program Manager Ramtin Arablouei attended the 2013 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) 2013 Forum between June 25-27. He summarizes his takeaways on health, the environment, fracking, and movement building from the Forum in this blog...
Obama Power Africa
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions mulls over what the President's climate plan, "all of the above" energy policy, and the Power Africa initiative might mean on fracking and a clean energy future.
Edison field oil well California
HEFN's Ramtin Arablouei recaps recent developments on fracking activity in California.
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.
Marketplace headline
If changing demographics are pointing to deeper support for the environment among people of color and younger voters, then why does environmental philanthropy feel so embattled right now? HEFN Director Kathy Sessions explores the challenges and opportunities...
A blog post on summarizing the key findings on NGO and philanthropic activity surrounding fracking from HEFN's Fracking Survey 2012.
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...

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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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