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President’s Remarks: Radical Solidarity - Philanthropy’s...

November 16, 2018Delivered in Pittsburgh at the Heinz Endowment’s Nonprofits and the Call to Moral Leadership: Courage to Act Conference"My friends, it’s good to be with you in Pittsburgh today.  It is an honor to join you for this important gathering to talk about moral courage in the nonprofit sector. I couldn’t imagine a conversation I’d rather be having at this...

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Nathan Cummings Foundation Announces 2019 Fellowship...

October 15, 2018  NCF Fellowship awards up to $150k to three individuals working to solve the climate crisis and growing inequalityNEW YORK – The Nathan Cummings Foundation announced today they are accepting applications for the fifth cycle of the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship, which provides three individuals with up to $150,000 to turn an inspired idea in the field of social justice into a...

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NCF Welcomes New Director, Racial and Economic Justice

October 9, 2018  NEW YORK – The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) is pleased to announce that Lavastian Glenn will join the Foundation as its Director, Racial and Economic Justice. In her new role, she joins the Foundation’s leadership team working to advance solutions to the two most challenging problems of our time – the climate crisis and growing inequality. Glenn brings nearly two decades of experience...

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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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