Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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February 11, 2019 by Cindy Glass
HEFN bids a fond and deeply appreciative farewell to Steering Committee members Carolyn Fine Friedman and Phil Johnson for their countless contributions, and welcomes Ellen Braff-Guajardo, Ogonnaya Dotson Newman and Jake Mogan to the committee this year. (Photo by Simon Maage on Unsplash)
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HEFN's 2018 Year in Review
January 30, 2019 by Cindy Glass
In counterpoint to weakening national environmental and public health safeguards, in 2018 HEFN and its funder community drew philanthropic resources into power-building for environmental health and environmental justice. With appreciation to all of its members, partners, and colleagues, here’s a snapshot of HEFN’s work in 2018.
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Field Partner Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Communities for a Better Environment
December 18, 2018 by Cindy Glass
What more – or different – actions can funders and a funder group take to build multiracial majorities strong enough to protect environmental health and justice? HEFN dove into this question through both learning and culture change at its 2018 Annual Meeting, “The Environmental Health and Justice Majority: Raising Voices, Building Power.” (Pictured: Marisla Foundation Field Partner, Darryl Molina Sarmiento, Communities for a Better Environment. Photo by Annie O'Sullivan Photography)
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Colorful welcome on brick wall
October 9, 2018 by Shorey Myers
Shorey Myers, Executive Director of the Jenifer Altman Foundation and HEFN Steering Committee member, extends a personal invitation to funders to attend this year's HEFN Annual Meeting from Nov. 28-30 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to strategize, network and be inspired by the collective work to mobilize philanthropy around environmental health and justice solutions.
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Chemistry
HEFN steering committee member, Carolyn Fine Friedman, shares how a personal interest in environmental health work was amplified through grantees of the Fine Fund who contributed to a multi-year effort that led to The Home Depot eliminating toxics from four of its product categories.
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Jalonne White-Newsome is senior program officer at The Kresge Foundation, responsible for the Environment Program’s grant portfolio on sustainable water resources management in a changing climate. Jalonne also leads the foundation’s work addressing the...

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