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Environmental Justice

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

Publication date: 
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

Publication date: 
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

Publication date: 
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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