Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Sandy volunteers Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
April 29, 2013 marks six months since Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York and New Jersey shorelines. HEFN Communications Associate Lauren Linville outlines opportunities, challenges, and advice HEFN has heard from the field for philanthropy in this blog post.
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Ramtin and Kim Wasserman Goldman reception
This blog post applauds this year's Goldman Environmental Prize winners, the world's biggest award for grassroots environmental heros, including North America winner Kim Wasserman Nieto who shared her community organizing work for cleaner air, climate justice, and neighborhood open space at HEFN's 2012 Annual Meeting.
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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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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 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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Ansje Miller is the Executive Director of the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN).

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