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NCF Commits to 100 Percent

March 12, 2018Nathan Cummings Foundation Announces Move to 100 Percent Mission-Aligned InvestingFoundation will fully leverage nearly half-billion dollar endowment to further their missionNew York, NY – Today the Nathan Cummings Foundation announced that they will align 100 percent of their nearly half-billion dollar endowment with their mission. The Nathan Cummings Foundation is focused on creating a...

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Bob Bancroft Joins the Nathan Cummings Foundation as Vice...

January 31, 2018NEW YORK — The Nathan Cummings Foundation announced today that Bob Bancroft will join the Foundation as Vice President of Finance. Bancroft comes to the Nathan Cummings Foundation from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, where he worked for the past decade, most recently serving as director of finance & tax. Bancroft brings 17 years of nonprofit and entrepreneurial experience in finance,...

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Risking Boldly

December 18, 2017Dear Colleagues, One of our partners shared this poem by Clarissa Pinkola Estés and it inspired me to think about what philanthropy is built for. We are in a moment in our nation’s history where powerful forces are working to divide, isolate and attack. From Charlottesville to Puerto Rico and the #MeToo movement, our grantees, Fellows and partners are courageous leaders on the...

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No Home for Hate

August 14, 2017Dear Colleagues,Elie Wiesel wisely counseled, “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” His words are true today: In times like these, institutions and leaders must take a stand and clearly state what we believe.The display of racial hatred by white supremacists and the violence that...

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Danielle Deane-Ryan Joins the Nathan Cummings Foundation as...

June 29, 2017NEW YORK – The Nathan Cummings Foundation announced today that Danielle Deane-Ryan will join the Foundation as director of the Inclusive Clean Economy focus area. Deane-Ryan brings more than two decades of experience shaping advocacy and communications strategies, directing philanthropic investments, and leading equity and inclusion innovation in the clean energy sector. In her new role,...

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NCF Announces New Fellows

June 26, 2017Nathan Cummings Foundation Announces New Fellows Tackling Inequality and Climate Change  NEW YORK – Today, three innovators combatting issues of inequality and climate change were named Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellows. Each fellow will have up to $150,000 and 18-months to turn an inspired idea in the field of social justice into a world-changing reality. The 2017 fellows are: Anna...

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The U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement. Now What?

June 2, 2017Dear Colleagues: We are deeply disappointed by the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the global climate agreement. The truth is that more than 3 million people currently work in the clean energy industry, and it is one of the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. economy. In fact, clean energy jobs surpass jobs in the fossil fuel industry by 5 to 1. The Paris...

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How a Progressive Funder is Changing in the Trump Era

May 30, 2017“While many funders have embarked on select new grantmaking in response to Trump’s rise, the Nathan Cummings Foundation sees the need for bigger changes, including increasing payout.” The Nathan Cummings Foundation is honored to stand alongside our peers in "No Time for Business as Usual: How a Progressive Funder is Changing in the Trump Era" via Inside...

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