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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

How the New York Community Trust's investment in research of mothers' exposures to toxic chemicals and their effects on children's health helped to improve health outcomes and strengthen the public health case for regulation of chemicals.

From Our Blog

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Blog posted on April 25, 2017
Over the past several years, the Environment & Health Program at The Heinz Endowments has...

Featured Resource

December, 2010
The Hidden Hazards report reveals new evidence of air pollution hazards and exposure in some Los Angeles neighborhoods. Despite affecting nearly 10 million residents of Los Angles County, the air pollution hazards are mostly "hidden" from view of regulatory agencies.

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