Collaborative Networks

Collaboration, grant making and collective impact – AIGM’s interview with Jennie Curtis 
Article published by the Australian Institute of Grants Management (2015).

Building Our Collaborative Muscles 
Article by Rick Reed, Ruth Rominger, Jennifer Berman & Kate Wing published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2014).

Yes to Collaboration, But How? 
Post on the Social Transformation Project blog by Jodie Tonita (2014).

Humility as a Core Leadership Quality 
Post on the New Directions Collaborative blog by Beth Tener (2014).

Collaborative Network Approach (PDF)
A description of the Garfield Foundation’s Collaborative Networks program.

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System (PDF)
A seminal article by Donella Meadows, essential for systems thinkers and change makers.

Cancer Free Economy Network

Video: Join the Cancer Free Economy Network
A brief video featuring interview clips with CFE Network participants (2015).

Video: CFE Systems Mapping
Presented by Joe Hsueh

Cancer Free Economy Grant Award Press Release (PDF)
Garfield Foundation announces the launch of the CFE Network (2014).

Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products 
Article by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times (2015).

Chemicals Without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World
Review of the book by Ken Geiser. We recommend reading the full book (2015).


Video: RE-AMP Network, Explained
A brief video overview of the RE-AMP Network (2014).

Engage: How Funders Can Support and Leverage Networks for Social Impact
Guide developed by the Monitor Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation (2015). 

Wicked Opportunities
Report by William D. Eggers & Anna Muoio in Deloitte University Press’ Business Trends series (2015). 

Investing in Networks Grows Impact 
Article by Madeline Taylor published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2015).  

RE-AMP’s Pool of Funds
Post on the Network Weaver blog by June Holley (2014).

Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable Production & Consumption 

Consumerism Plays a Huge Role in Climate Change
Grist Magazine’s Suzanne Jacobs on household overconsumption and climate change (2016)

Sustainable Consumption and Production Framing Research Summary (PDF)
Report by Cara Pike, Social Capital Strategies with One Earth, includes a comprehensive bibliography at end of the paper (2015).

Is Sustainability Still Possible? Getting to One-Planet Living (PDF)
Chapter in Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2013 by Jennie Moore & William Rees.

Network Mindset and Systems Mapping: Promising Approaches for Advancing Collective Impact on Sustainable Consumption and Production
Webinar Produced by One Earth Initiative.

The Story of Stuff
Originally released in 2007, but absolutely still relevant, this video is a fact filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns and it exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues.

The Story of Solutions
Concluding a series about specific sustainability issues, this film explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction.

Mercury Source Reduction

The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Contents, Guidance, and Resources
Article published by the National Resources Defense Council.

Contributing to the Preparations/Implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury with a Focus on Developing Strategies for Phasing Out Mercury-Added Products
Report from the Zero Mercury Working Group (2015).

Toward Mercury-Free Dentistry: How to Successfully Implement the Dental Amalgam Phase-Down Measures of the Minamata Convention (PDF)
Report from the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry and the Mercury Policy Project (2014). Also available in Spanish.

Mercury Contamination: A Guide to Staying Healthy and Fighting Back
Article published by the National Resources Defense Council.

Global Mercury Regulations to Have Major Economic Benefits for U.S.
Article contributed to Eurekalert! by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016).

NGOs Call for CFL Phase Out, Urge Retailers to Follow IKEA’s Lead by Ending Sales
Press release by Zero Mercury Working Group (2015).

Turning Up The Heat II: Exposing the Continued Failures of the Manufacturers’ Thermostat Recycling Program (PDF)
Report prepared by Natural Resources Defense Council, Product Stewardship Institute, Clean Water Fund & Mercury Policy Project.

Citizen Petition to Revoke and Replace FDA’s Mercury Amalgam Rule So That the U.S. Government Will Conform with the Minamata Convention on Mercury (PDF)
Petition by the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry and co-petitioners (2015).

Citizen Petition to Phase Out the Indian Health Service’s Dental Mercury Use (PDF)
Petition by the International Indian Treaty Council and Consumers for Dental Choice (2016).

No More Mercury, Medicaid!
Posted by the Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry, a project of Consumers for Dental Choice (2015).

Funder Affinity Groups

Garfield Foundation grant making is relevant to the work of the following funder affinity groups:

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity

Environmental Grantmakers Association

Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Health and Environmental Funders Network