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HEFN helps funders invest in places where environmental, health, and community concerns intersect. This brings diverse funders together to learn, collaborate, and make a bigger difference. While each funder finds a unique focus, many are focused on:

Grantmaking is helping communities assess and improve local environmental conditions for health.

Funders are supporting a shift from toxic to safer chemicals and materials.

Grantmakers are addressing environmental, health, and community concerns related to energy.

Philanthropy is improving understanding about how the environment affects health.

Explore these issue areas to learn about issues, find good "first-reads” to dive deeper, and see what other funders are doing. The Resource Library and Funder Stories offer more ways to learn and explore.

HEFN helps funders find their place and connect with others who care about environmental health and justice. Get in touch with us to share your questions and interests.

Funder Story

The Kendeda Fund, together with other environmental health funders, support a project to foster collaboration and innovation between biologist and chemists to create new principles and testing protocols to design endocrine disrupting-free...

From Our Blog

Dolores Huerta (front row, 3rd from right) and community activists from the San Joaquin Valley.
Blog posted on September 4, 2019
HEFN's 2019 Annual Meeting will take place in Fresno in the thick of California’s San Joaquin...

Featured Resource

November, 2012
The Director of the Nat'l Institute of Environmental Health Services and the Nat'l Toxicology Program discusses environmental health, toxic chemistry, and the politics of chemical regulation.

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