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

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Source(s): 
Health and Environmental Funders Network

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.