Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
April 15, 2013 by Caitlin Johnson
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.
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April 8, 2013 by Kathy Sessions
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 for environmental philanthropy to win in this blog post.
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Growing Up Health MN
April 1, 2013 by Carolyn Link
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation President Carolyn Link shares stories from the foundation's Growing Up Healthy Initiative. Since 2006, the initiative has supported organizations focused on housing conditions, early childhood education and the environment as a means to improve health outcomes for children and families in Minnesota.
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March 25, 2013 by Kathy Sessions
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions shares highlights and insights from Grantmakers In Health's 2013 annual meeting, including a summary of HEFN's "Assess and Address: Protecting Health Where We Live, Work, and Play" session and shifting language toward a "health for all" approach, in this blog post.
Tags: Equity
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Lower 48 states shale plays
Still not sure what the big deal is about fracking? HEFN Program Manager Ramtin Arablouei has 7 reasons why your foundation should be paying attention to this controversial method for extracting natural gas.
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Ogonnaya Dotson Newman is a program officer in the Environment program at The JPB Foundation. JPB’s mission is to advance opportunity in the US through transformational initiatives that empower those living in poverty, enrich and sustain our environment, and...

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