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NCF Announces New Fellows

June 26, 2017Nathan Cummings Foundation Announces New Class of 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:...

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The U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement.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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The Nathan Cummings Foundation Selects Rey Ramsey as...

May 14, 2017The Nathan Cummings Foundation Selects Rey Ramsey as Independent TrusteeAccomplished leader brings decades of experience as social justice entrepreneur, working across public and private sectors to advance affordable housing, education, technology, and economic developmentNew York, NY – The Nathan Cummings Foundation announced today that it elected Rey Ramsey to join its Board of Trustees as an...

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Nathan Cummings Foundation Statement on Occidental Petroleum

May 12, 2017Nathan Cummings Foundation Statement on Occidental PetroleumToday, a proposal led by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Wespath asking Occidental Petroleum to conduct an assessment of the long-term impacts of climate change on its business went to a vote for a second time and passed with strong support from investors. This historic vote marks the first time that a climate risk...

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Letter to the Field: No Time for Business as Usual

May 3, 2017 Dear Colleagues,These are extraordinary times. For more than 25 years, Nathan Cummings Foundation’s mission has explicitly named a commitment to democratic values and social justice, supporting the most vulnerable, respecting diversity and promoting understanding across cultures, and empowering communities. Today, we are facing assaults on the values we hold dear. Racism, anti-Semitism, and...

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Two New Steps in Our Commitment to Impact Investing

April 24, 2017Dear Colleagues:We are pleased to share two exciting updates that are contributing to the Nathan Cummings Foundation’s growing engagement in impact investing.In December 2016, we launched a national search for consultants to support the Board in a learning and decision-making process on impact investing. This builds on a long history of mission related investing through using our influence...

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Family Ties: Multi-generational Family Foundation Board...

April 13, 2017The Nathan Cummings Foundation is honored to participate in a new report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy. The report was commissioned by the Surdna Foundation as part of their Centennial celebration and spotlights good governance practices among family foundations. The report features interviews with CEOs and family board chairs at seven large, multigenerational family foundations,...

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