September 2018 Resources

How a Small Foundation Catalyzed Big Changes for Better Environmental Health

The Fine Fund is a small trustee-run foundation with two very part-time staff, created in 1997 to support organizations using complementary strategies to eliminate toxic chemicals from humans and the ecosystem. I am a funder of environmental health issues, but I also have a personal stake. In 2006, I had my blood tested for toxic chemicals. Despite my best... Read More

Fund International Development? A Framework for Collaboration With Beneficiary Communities

For nearly a century, donor-driven development has struggled to create sustainable change in the Global South. Today, funders realize the key to improving community self-reliance lies in healthy collaboration with beneficiary communities. A challenge, then, is how to collaborate with rural communities in the Global South. How do we maintain financial management standards when our... Read More