Special Reports

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Special Reports

  We are thrilled to announce the #PopJustice report series, which illuminates the promise and potential of popular culture to achieve social change.  The #PopJustice series was produced by Liz Manne Strategy, with funding from Unbound Philanthropy and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. The Executive Brief provides an overview of the six-volume report series.#PopJustice is intended...

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  THE NATHAN CUMMINGS FOUNDATION REMEMBERS TRUSTEE DR. ROBERT N. MAYERTrustee 1989-2006 and 2010-2011; Associate 2007-2009 February 22, 2016 A devoted family man whose passion, vision and business acumen combined to make him a leader in venture philanthropy, Dr. Robert N. Mayer will be remembered for a lifetime of good works.Rob, as he was known to those who loved him, was the...

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As a signatory to the Montréal Pledge, the Nathan Cummings Foundation worked with TruCost to complete a carbon footprint of the public equities portfolio managed on its behalf by Amalgamated Bank. The report covers roughly 10% of the Foundation’s endowment.Click Here to Download the 2016 Report Click Here to Download the 2015 Report        

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 We are proud of Rabbi David Saperstein, leader of NCF grantee the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), who was confirmed by the US Senate as the next Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. In this role, Rabbi Saperstein will lead the State Department’s efforts to monitor religious freedom abuses around the world."Today, the Senate voted to confirm Rabbi...

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We are proud of our grantees, Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses, who were named 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellows in recognition of their tremendous vision and leadership as agents of social change.Ai-Jen Poo"Ai-jen Poo is a labor organizer whose compelling vision of the value of home-based care work is transforming the landscape of working...

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The Nathan Cummings Foundation is pleased to announce that we have completed our strategic planning process, the first time NCF’s Board undertook a “clean-sheet” planning process since the Foundation was founded nearly 25 years ago. We would like to thank our grantee partners and philanthropy colleagues for their ongoing advice and support over the past year. Your patience,...

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The Nathan Cummings Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new white paper, Changing Corporate Behavior through Shareholder Activism, outlining the theories underpinning the Foundation's shareholder activities work and reporting the numerous concrete changes in corporate behavior that the Foundation has helped to promote through its shareholder activism.Changing Corporate Behavior...

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PrefaceThis (1995) is the hundredth anniversary of Nathan Cummings' birth. His descendants collaborated to make this foundation a living, vibrant institution. It is a memorial which embodies his commitment to service and draws together the efforts of his children and grandchildren. For us, it has been a profound challenge and opportunity.Foundations play a unique role in American society. They...

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