Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
October 8, 2012 by Amy Solomon
HEFN member Amy Solomon of the Bullitt Foundation talks about how they integrated environmental health considerations into construction of their new building, the Bullitt Center, soon to be the world's largest commercial "living building."
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An introduction to HEFN's new report, "Drilling Deeper: Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing and Related Grantmaking Strategies," and details on why fracking has caught the attention of many in the philanthropic community.
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September 24, 2012 by Kathy Sessions
HEFN Director Kathy Sessions discusses the questions she hears most often about philanthropic investment in environmental health and justice work: how much is there, where is it going, where does it come from, and whether it is increasing or decreasing.
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September 14, 2012 by Kathy Sessions
HEFN's inaugural Giving InSight blog post describes what it’s like to sit where we sit and see what we see from HEFN’s unique spot in the field of environmental health and environmental justice philanthropy.
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Christine James came to the John Merck Fund in 2008, after 20+ years working for small, community-based human service and environmental nonprofit organizations in Maine and Massachusetts.

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