Our history

PennFuture was created by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Heinz Endowments in 1998 to conduct professional advocacy for strong environmental and public health policies. Over our organization's history, we've enjoyed significant policy victories that will protect public health and natural resources and move Pennsylvania toward a clean energy future and a green economy.

PennFuture has also provided tens of millions of dollars of pro bono legal services to citizens throughout Pennsylvania, establishing a long track record of successes that have set critical precedents, improved local conditions, reduced pollution, and ensured that local, state, and environmental laws are enforced.

Our mission.

PennFuture creates a just future where nature, communities and the economy thrive. By conducting strategic campaigns for policy change and by enforcing laws, we are the guardian of the environment and public health as well as the most effective advocate for a clean economy. PennFuture mobilizes citizens, crafts compelling communications, and provides excellent legal services and policy analysis. We transform public policy, public opinion and the marketplace by advancing effective public policies for clean energy production, pollution reduction, sound land use, and for safeguarding the climate.

The Philadelphia Inquirer called PennFuture "Pennsylvania's leading environmental advocacy organization."

What is PennFuture doing?

PennFuture has many victories and
stands toe-to-toe with some mighty opponents.

Please browse our website for more information on this and all the other work that PennFuture does on behalf of Pennsylvania, its environment and its citizens.

You can help PennFuture continue to grow and succeed.

Participate in our many volunteer opportunities. No matter where you are in the Commonwealth, you can help by writing letters to newspapers, planning events, providing administrative support or visiting legislators. Sign up to be a PennFuture volunteer today.

Don't wait for tomorrow. Start building now for a better future by supporting our efforts.

Join PennFuture, Pennsylvania's leading and most effective environmental organization. By doing this, you will help enforce our laws and watchdog Pennsylvania's government.

You WILL make a difference!

Cindy Dunn
PennFuture president and CEO

P.S. PennFuture always tries to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Please consider joining us in the use of clean, renewable energy.

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