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ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

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Drilling Deeper: Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing and Related Grantmaking Strategies

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04/01/2014

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, is a process used in natural gas and oil drilling. New technology now allows drilling from previously inaccessible and unconventional sources, particularly shale. This has led to a surge in U.S. natural gas operations that already has had significant economic, social, environmental and health impacts. Drilling Deeper is a report designed to help grantmakers understand this complex issue and to provide an overview of funding priorities and challenges.

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Assessing, Addressing and Progressing: Philanthropy Improves Community Environments and Health for All

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04/01/2014

A growing number of foundations are investing in efforts to assess and address environmental conditions in local communities. This grantmaking is grounded in evidence linking common hazards to health problems, such as research on air pollution and asthma, lead paint and neurodevelopmental deficits, contaminated water and cancers, and pesticides and Parkinson’s. Philanthropy’s investments are making neighborhoods healthier places to live, testing approaches along the way that may help future grantmaking.

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Catalyzing Change: A Funder Guide on Protecting People and the Environment from Toxic Chemicals

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04/01/2014

For funders new to environmental health, this issue brief offers an introduction to basic concerns about chemicals and health, as well as with an overview of related funding strategies.

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Healthy Environments, Healthy People: A Funder Guide on Improving Environmental Conditions for Health

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04/01/2014

This issue brief is an excellent "first-read" for funders newly interested in environmental health and environmental justice. It provides funders with a basic understanding of concerns about environmental impacts on health and an introduction to strategies grantmakers are pursuing to address these impacts.

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Unleashing the Potential of Los Angeles: Submissions, Trends, and Impact from the My LA2050 Grants Challenge

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03/01/2014

As part of the LA2050 initiative, the Goldhirsh Foundation launched the My LA2050 Grants Challenge for organizations to apply for $1,000,000 total in ten $100,000 awards.

During the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, 279 organizations submitted proposals that demonstrated passion and imagination to build a future where all Angelenos flourish.

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A Place for Health: Land Use Strategies to Create Vibrant Los Angeles Communities

On October 8, 2013, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation convened Los Angeles area foundations and informants involved in land use to explore roles for funders in supporting healthy land use.

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