Welcome to Giving InSight: a blog for and about funders focused on health and the environment
Giving InSight is the official blog of the Health and Environmental Funder’s Network (HEFN). As the title’s play on words suggests, we use this blog to share insights and information about philanthropic giving to protect health and the environment. Each week, HEFN staff or invited guest bloggers share their unique perspectives on trends, strategies and issues in environmental health and justice philanthropy. The varied topics addressed reflect the great diversity of field efforts and funder interests. Our hope is that you (the reader) not only read posts but also contribute to the conversation as we go.
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HEFN is a network of grantmakers who invest at the nexus of health and the environment. Our mission is to maximize the impact of philanthropy on environmental health and environmental justice. Since HEFN’s founding in 1999, we have been building a philanthropic community explicitly focused on environmental health issues. That community, in turn, is supporting advocates, researchers, and others in deepening understanding of environmental threats to public health, and in launching active movements toward change. In essence, we are “home” for environmental health and environmental justice grantmakers.
Some fine print
Giving InSight is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Essentially this means others are free to redistribute blog posts as long as it is reproduced unchanged and in whole, attributed to HEFN, and not used for commercial purposes. Still have questions? Drop us a line and we’d be happy to clarify.
As a matter of policy, HEFN does not endorse any grantseeker or project for funding. References in Giving InSight to groups or efforts are offered to be descriptive about work in this field, rather than prescriptive about strategies or grantees.
HEFN welcomes comments that continue the conversation with relevant information, insight or opinion. Commenters are welcome to include links to other sites and to information related to the content of the post. Ideally, posts should be about a 250 words or less. Each comment is subject to approval by HEFN staff before being posted. All comments within Giving InSight are the responsibility of the commenter, and do not represent those of HEFN.
On occasion, HEFN may invite its funder members or others to write a guest post on Giving InSight. The views, opinions and positions expressed by guest bloggers do not represent those of HEFN. The accuracy, completeness and validity of any statements made by guest blog posts are not guaranteed. HEFN accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations. The copyright of guest blog posts belongs to the blog post author; any liability with regards to infringement of intellectual property rights remains with them.