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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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Nathan Cummings Foundation Names Artealia Gilliard as its...

March 23, 2017  Nathan Cummings Foundation Names Artealia Gilliard as its First Director of Communications  Today, the Nathan Cummings Foundation announced that Artealia Gilliard will join the Foundation as its first Director of Communications. In this role, Gilliard will be a key member of the leadership team supporting the Foundation and the work of NCF grantees and Fellows to advance...

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Trump Era Prompts Jewish Donors to Step Up Giving to...

March 22, 2017 This article highlights Jewish philanthropic leaders around the United States who, in light of our current cultural and political climate, are evaluating how they can more effectively make an impact on the most critical issues of our time. Some donors are looking to fund rapid response efforts to defend the frontline communities being impacted by budget cuts or bigotry, while others are...

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NCF Fellow Bridgit Antoinette Evans to Lead Pop Culture...

March 13, 2017NCF Fellow Bridgit Antoinette Evans to Lead Pop Culture CollaborativeGroundbreaking Funder Group will Leverage Entertainment for Social Justice The Pop Culture Collaborative leverages the power of entertainment, advertising and media to shift how people understand the past, make sense of the present and imagine the future of American society. A first-of-its-kind philanthropic resource, the...

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