Sustainability

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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As 2020 winds down, HEFN wishes a fond farewell to Steering Committee leaders whose terms end this year, and extends deepest gratitude for the myriad contributions they’ve made to the HEFN community.
As the unprecedented challenges of the past year overflow into 2021, HEFN is deeply grateful for the unwavering support of the environmental health and justice community that supported its work in 2020.
Ansje Miller, HEFN's new executive director, relects upon her first HEFN annual meeting as the organization rounds out its 20th year, and invites the HEFN community to reflect and take stock of where we want to go from here.
Vivian Huang, Campaign and Organizing Director at Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Farhad Ebrahimi explains why the Chorus Foundation is investing long-term grant support in three communities, to speed their just transition to a regenerative economy that works for people, places, and planet.
At its 2014 Annual Conference, the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities bestowed New York Community Trust's Pat Jenny with its' Nicholas P. Bollman Award - its top honor for philanthropic leaders committed to improving conditions for...
This blog post takes a look at how philanthropy can leverage Divest-Invest principles, which encourage divesting assets from fossil fuels and investing in clean energy and sustainable practices and products, in order to support a cleaner, healthier future.
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.
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...
San Joaquin valley map
From December 4-6, 2013, funders and affinity group leaders will convene in the San Joaquin Valley in Central California for a three-day learning tour. This blog post features a brief question and answer session with leaders from tour co-sponsors highlighting...
Environmental Grantmakers Association Executive Director Rachel Leon talks about the rising risk of extreme weather events and rising tides caused by climate change in this commentary for Earth Day 2013.

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Kathryn Gilje
Steering Committee Member
Kat Gilje is Executive Director of Ceres Trust. Ceres Trust, whose name honors the ancient goddess of agriculture, provides grants that support healthy and resilient farms, forests and communities; and the ecosystems upon which we all depend. Ceres Trust...

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