Resource Library

The Resource Library contains publications, links, recordings, and other material on environmental health and environmental justice topics from HEFN and external sources.

Tracking the Field
Environmental Grantmakers Association
This is the taxonomy of terms used by the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) for its Tracking the Field grants database, including an appendix of an additional...
M+R Evaluation Cover
M+R Strategic Services
This is an independent evaluation of foundation grants and project-based work to reform federal, state, and corporate policy on toxics.  The Forsythia Foundation, the John Merck Fund,...
Michael Lerner, Karen O'Brien, Pete Myers, Rachel Pohl, Marni Rosen
This is an October 1999 letter from several grantmakers inviting colleagues to join in forming a new Health and Environmental Funders...
IoT network of devices
HEFN created this one-page resource sheet as part of its July 24, 2018, webinar, "Coming to a Neighborhood Near You: How the 5G Revolution Could Increase Everyone’s Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields."...
HEFN Steering Committee
This document provides information on HEFN's membership policies, benefits, and dues schedule.
Through an interview with Forsythia Foundation founder, Alison Carlson, an "Inside Philanthropy" article shares how and why the foundation invests in Safer Made, a fund to help companies and technologies...
Two girls splashing water in their hands.
Nancy Stoner and Gail Bingham
Even after the Flint water crisis, millions of Americans still have unhealthy levels of lead in their drinking water with children and underserved communities disproportionately...
Digital Security and Grantcraft Guide report cover
NetGain Partnership
What does the digital security landscape look like for civil society organizations and how can grantmakers better identify groups that may face a higher cybersecurity risk?
Hundreds of communities face health threats from toxic exposures.   By investing in collaborative organizing -- such as among grassroots organizations in impacted communities, health professionals,...
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Angela Glover Maxwell
This article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review outlines how laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as the disabled or people of color, often end up...

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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 Valley, which holds a number of valuable lessons for the rest of the country, as the United States...
Kathy Sessions
Blog posted on July 27, 2019
In 1999, Michael Lerner at the Jenifer Altman Foundation and his colleagues were concerned that the health of people, wildlife, and ecosystems all were being harmed by toxic pollution, but they saw...

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