Toxics

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
Obama Trade Negotiations
The Jenifer Altman Foundation's Shorey Myers has 5 good, bad, and ugly reasons why US environmental health funders should be interested in the European Union.
Gina McCarthy Remarks Harvard
A recap of recent federal activity on environmental health and justice issues ranging from a Senate hearing on toxics reform to an Executive Order on chemical facility safety and security.
HEFN Steering Committee Member Carolyn Fine Friedman muses on overcoming the undue influence of money in politics to advance better environmental health protections and shares her motivation for joining a donor collaborative to that end.
Senator Lautenberg and Senator Vitter
A survey of the TSCA reform movement's work and its road ahead following a surprising bipartisan compromise.
President Jimmy Carter, Gibbs, and Congressman John Lafalce
Lois Gibbs – concerned mother turned environmental health organizer, advocate and philanthropic advisor – looks back at 35 years since Love Canal. And forward to greater philanthropic support for community organizing to protect health.
Forsythia logo
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.
Safe Chemicals Act Gillibrand
An interview with Grantmakers In Health's new President and CEO Faith Mitchell. Faith shares her plans for GIH, visions for health philanthropy, and opportunities for collaboration on health determinants and disparities.
Beto Bedolfe
Giving thanks for the service and leadership of three funders rotating off of HEFN’s Steering Committee this year in this blog post.
Rebecca Ruggles, Coordinator for the Maryland Environmental Health Network (MEHN), and Consultant to the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers’ Green Funders shares the significant (and sometimes serendipitous) conversations and events that helped launch...

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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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