About

The Health & Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) works to mobilize philanthropy around solutions for environmental health and justice.   Learn about our priorities and strategies as we work to make healthier environments a reality for all.

HEFN is the "go-to" place for grantmakers interested in environmental health and justice issues, whether they're exploring the field or deeply engaged.  HEFN supports an active membership of foundations, donors and other philanthropic actors as they learn, invest, collaborate, and lead in addressing environmental health and justice problems.  HEFN expands philanthropic knowledge and engagement through programming and outreach, often in partnership with national or regional funder group partners.

HEFN does not make grants or recommend grants to funders. The network operates as a joint plan of work of Virginia Organizing.

Who We Are

Steering Committee Member
Trevor is the Program Officer at the NorthLight Foundation, which focuses on strengthening and broadening the environmental movement, particularly by supporting grassroots frontline organizations, Just Transition efforts, cross-movement collaboration,...

From Our Blog

Chemistry
Blog posted on September 24, 2018
HEFN steering committee member, Carolyn Fine Friedman, shares how a personal interest in environmental health work was amplified through...
Photo Credit: Ron Schwane/AP
Blog posted on September 14, 2017
The question I ask daily is, of these good people with kindness in their hearts, are there more outspoken than silent ones? Are there more...

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