Giving InSight

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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April 1, 2021 by Ogonnaya Dotson Newman
I met Jalonne White-Newsome over a decade ago when I was an Environmental Health Associate at WE ACT for Environmental Justice. From the moment I received an email from her (which contained her bio) I immediately knew I wanted to meet her.
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March 3, 2021 by Cynthia Renfro
We are in a new moment in philanthropy, you, me, here today in 2021. If you had asked me even five years ago if I would use polite, southern and reparations in the same sentence I would have laughed out loud. But we are in a moment where we all can and must do better. - HEFN member Cynthia Renfro on her work with Laughing Gull Foundation and this new moment in philanthropy
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As 2020 winds down, HEFN wishes a fond farewell to Steering Committee leaders whose terms end this year, and extends deepest gratitude for the myriad contributions they’ve made to the HEFN community.
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November 20, 2020 by HEFN Staff
As the unprecedented challenges of the past year overflow into 2021, HEFN is deeply grateful for the unwavering support of the environmental health and justice community that supported its work in 2020.
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November 17, 2020 by Kathryn Gilje
This past summer of violent pain, liberation struggle, and racial reckoning offers us complete opening to move more fully together through mud where our field has been stuck. A solid core of HEFN members are gathering to ensure healing and action space on racial justice – knowing that everything is absolutely at stake.
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Jalonne White-Newsome is senior program officer at The Kresge Foundation, responsible for the Environment Program’s grant portfolio on sustainable water resources management in a changing climate. Jalonne also leads the foundation’s work addressing the...

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