Carolyn Fine Friedman is Chair of the Fine Fund. The Fund, created in 1997, supports organizations using complementary strategies to call attention to the unintended impacts of chemicals on humans and the ecosystem. The Fund gives to organizations that conduct scientific research to detect and reduce the impact of chemicals from everyday products. It supports movement builders who align groups with diverse interests into networks to effectively advocate for public health and safety. And through grants for communications capacity and documentary films, the Fund hopes to amplify scientific findings and concerns about harm to the public.
Carolyn is a member of Steering Committee of the Health and Environment Funders Network. She serves on the boards of Coming Clean, the Northeast Wilderness Trust, the Center for Health and the Global Environment and is a past board member of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Carolyn earned her Ed. M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She lives in Newton, MA, collects contemporary art and is a member of the Contemporary Visiting Committee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as well as the Advisory Board of the List Visual Arts Center at MIT.