HEFN 2021 Annual Convening: Changing Philanthropy to Change the World

HEFN's 2021 Virtual Annual Convening


A different kind of annual meeting for a time of urgency and transformation

Join a month-long conversation zeroing in on new funding models, examining old and  new grantmaking approaches, and exploring both the challenges and opportunities environmental health and justice philanthropy has to make truly meaningful and systemic change.

November 8, 2pm ET / 11am PT
Funder Strategy Discussion: Funding that Builds Power
Led by Aditi Vaidya, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

November 12, 1pm ET / 10am PT

Funder Strategy Discussion: Increasing Racial Equity
Led by Leslie Hatfield, Grace Communications Foundation and Cynthia Renfro, Civis Consulting/Laughing Gull Foundation

November 15, 2pm ET / 11am PT

Keynote Discussion: Transformative Funding for a Transformative Time
A conversation with some of philanthropy's boldest thinkers
Chung-Wha Hong, Grassroots International | Brenda Solorzano, Trust-Based Philanthropy | Alison Corwin, Surdna Foundation

November 16, 2pm ET / 11am PT

Shifting Power from Funders to Communities through Participatory Grantmaking
Christine James, John Merck Fund | Andy Kendall, Henry P. Kendall Foundation | Linda Saleh, Building Equity and Alignment for Impact | Bart Westdijk, New England Grassroots Environment Fund

November 17, 2pm ET / 11am PT
How Diverse Funders Can Work Together at Multiple Levels Against the Fossil Fuel Supply Chain
Martha Arguello, Physicians for Social Responsibility| Nicky Davies, Plastic Solutions Fund | Sarah Doll, Safer States | Anna Lappe, Panta Rhea Foundation | Carroll Muffet, Center for International Environmental Law

November 22, 2pm ET / 11am PT

Funder Strategy Discussion:  Non-Grantmaking and Impact Investing
Led by Ryan Strode, Franciscan Sisters of Mary

November 30, 2pm ET / 11am PT

Funder Strategy Discussion: Getting Environmental Health & Justice Funding on a Movement Footing
Led by Kate Sinding Daly, Northlight Foundation

December 8, 2pm ET / 11am PT

Defining HEFN's Path Forward: New Frameworks and Structures for New Solutions

*Whatever challenges and changes funders are facing, others are facing or have faced them too. Join these conversations with funder peers about ways to make funding more impactful. 

Many environmental health and justice funders are leaning in on major shifts in their approach to grantmaking.  But making meaningful change is neither simple nor easy.  Being part of a community of funders experimenting with change and challenging the status quo inside and outside their institutions can help and inspire. 

HEFN will not be charging registration fees for the 2021 Annual Convening. If you would like to support HEFN programming, you can make a donation online at www.hefn.org/donate.  Please contact Adwoa Spencer at @aspencer@hefn.org for additional information or with questions. Thank you for your support.


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