Green Chemistry / Safer Alternatives

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
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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.
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.
Phyllis Omido, 2015 Goldman Prize Winner
This blog highlights recent awards recognizing innovative environmental health and justice contributions and champions.
David Fukuzawa, Cecilia Estolano and Miya Yoshitani at HEFN 2014 Annual Meeting
“We have faith in a different vision of 2029, because we have witnessed our own power to change the future.” These encouraging words from Michele Prichard of the Liberty Hill Foundation opened and framed HEFN’s 2014 annual meeting, Fifteen Forward:...
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Recently Amy Solomon stepped away from her program officer position at the Bullitt Foundation. In this blog post, Amy answers questions she'd been asked – or had asked herself – and she shares her reflections on her twelve years at the Foundation, on...
HEFN has two new issue briefs designed explicitly for funders just getting acquainted with environmental health philanthropy. Read more about what they offer in this blog post.
When several funders noticed chemical hazards affecting people and wildlife, with little public awareness, regulation, or philanthropic investment, they took action. They formed a HEFN "Catalysts Collaborative" that has worked for nearly a decade to tackle...
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 chemicals.
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HEFN member Ruth Hennig shares her thoughts on why philanthropy struggles to attract and retain funders to environmental health issues, and what it can do to change that in this Giving InSight blog post.
Karen Peabody O'Brien and Pete Myers share news about TiPED, a new screening tool to help chemists design chemicals that are safer for people and the planet.

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Kathryn Gilje
Steering Committee Member
Kat Gilje is Executive Director of Ceres Trust. Ceres Trust, whose name honors the ancient goddess of agriculture, provides grants that support healthy and resilient farms, forests and communities; and the ecosystems upon which we all depend. Ceres Trust...

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