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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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Letter to the Field: Getting Proximate in Philanthropy

December 22, 2016  Dear Colleagues,As we enter an era of profound division in American and global politics and civic life, the Nathan Cummings Foundation’s work to build a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society is more important than ever. In an interview with Inside Philanthropy I shared some early reflections, including the need to “get proximate,” an expression that...

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The Future of Progressive Philanthropy Under Trump

November 28, 2016For those vehemently opposed to a Trump presidency, election night was a punch to the gut. Then followed the waves of anxiety and anger over a looming hard-right shift, the president-elect’s disturbing racist and sexist rhetoric, not to mention his unstable behavior. But now we’ve emerged from those first dark days (right?). And even as protests rage on, we’ve entered a stage in which those...

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Press Release: 2017 Fellowship Launch

November 3, 2016  The Foundation is Seeking Applications from Innovative Problem-Solvers to Tackle Big Challenges Related to Climate Change and InequalityNew York, November 3, 2016 – The Nathan Cummings Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the fourth cycle of the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship, which provides three individuals with up to $150,000 each to...

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Purse-String Powerhouses: Meet 10 NYC Do-Gooders Who Dole...

November 2, 2016Foundations based in New York City dispensed nearly $10.7 billion in grants in 2014 (the latest year for which statistics are available), according to the Foundation Center. But who cuts the checks and how do they make their decisions?The 10 leaders of charitable organizations featured here come from wealth, poverty and the middle class. Some went straight into the nonprofit sector after...

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