Presidential Grants: 2001

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Presidential Grants: 2001

Discretionary Grants

Citizen's Budget Commission, Inc.

Conference on New York City's Fiscal Outlook and Challenges


New York, NY

To support a two-day conference in December 2001, with supporting background materials, that will provide an opportunity for newly elected City officials (including the Mayor, Comptroller, and the City Council Speaker candidates, with their staffs) to reflect on the challenges they will face in assessing the changing fiscal outlook for New York City.
$10,000
Financial Markets Center, Inc.

Special Program Initiatives


Philomont, VA

To support the start-up of a series of new initiatives that respond to current domestic and international economic developments in order to address the worsening global economic situation and the geopolitical turmoil created by the events of September 11.
$25,000
Firelight Media Inc.

The Atlantic Slave Trade Project


New York, NY

To support a multimedia project encompassing a four and 1/2 hour documentary film series for public television entitled The Atlantic Slave Trade Project and comprehensive web site on the transatlantic slave trade. This project will trace the trade's impact on the economics and cultures of Africa, Europe and the Americas, using the points of view of different people involved, whether European financiers; ships' captains, doctors or crew; African traders or captives.
$10,000
Institute for America's Future

Responding to War and Recession: The Domestic Policy Debate


Washington, DC

To support IAF's project, "Responding to War and Recession: The Domestic Policy Debate."
$5,000
Institute for Media Analysis, Inc.

Rolling Thunder Chautauqua Tour


New York, NY

To support a tour that will help forge and strengthen enduring coalitions for joint civic action among diverse grassroots organizations and enhance their involvement and effectiveness in the democratic process.
$10,000
National Security Archive Fund, Inc.

Center for National Security Studies

Washington, DC

To support a public examination and analysis of the dangers of the Official Secrets Act, an act that will threaten the flow of information on crucial national and foreign policy matters, delay obtaining information under the Freedom of Information Act, and allow the overclassification of national security information.
$25,000
New World Foundation

Si Se Puede! Project

New York, NY

To support the production and distribution of free paperback copies of Si Se Puede! Yes We Can!, a children's book that focuses on social justice issues.
$5,000
Syracuse University, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

Getting the Word Out

Syracuse, NY

To support a critically important aspect of TRAC's long term oversight project, specifically, a portion of the salary and expenses for a new staff person who will spearhead TRAC's active outreach effort to make available to the public the up to date information they need to hold the federal government accountable.
$25,000
The Vilna Project, Inc.

Vilna: The Vanished City

New York, NY

To support a feature length documentary film that will portray the vibrant and creative life of the Jewish cultural community of Vilna, the Jerusalem of Lithuania, between the two World Wars.
$10,000

Program Support Grants

Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest, Inc.

General Support

Washington, DC

To support efforts to educate charities about the important and appropriate role advocacy can play in achieving their missions.
$10,000

Interprogram

Dwight Hall at Yale

Students Transforming and Resisting Corporations (STARC)

New Haven, CT

To support the growth of STARC's grassroots network of student activists; to continue to provide vital resources to students in local and national environmental campaigns.
$5,000

Environment

Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Inc.

El Puente Cultural Connections Program

Gainesville, GA

 

To support the activities of the El Puente Cultural Connections program, which seeks to build cross-cultural unity and solidarity between long term residents (African-Americans) and newcomers (Latino immigrants) in the southside area of Gainesville, Georgia. This will be accomplished through a series of dialogues and culture-sharing experiences.
$5,000

Interprogram

Georgia Poultry Justice Alliance Inc.

Farm Tour Program, General Support

Maysville, GA

To show first hand conditions on a poultry farm to groups unfamiliar with a vertically integrated system of poultry production; to educate policy makers, community leaders, the media, as well as the general public about the struggles of those affected by the poultry industry.
$5,000

Interprogram

Georgia Poultry Justice Alliance Inc.

Farm Tour Program, General Support

Atlanta, GA

To support continued and accelerated efforts to educate policy makers, community leaders, the media, and the general public about the struggles of those affected by the poultry industry.
$5,000

Interprogram

Midwest Academy

Prescription Drug Campaign Strategy

Chicago,IL

To support the development of a plan for a multi-year program of public education and advocacy in order to reframe the public debate around prescription drugs. The purpose of the program will be to create a broad understanding on the part of policymakers and the general public that there is a need to establish democratic accountability over the prescription drug industry to assure that all Americans have access to the prescription drugs they need.
$20,000

Health

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Mental Health Outreach Project

Washington, DC

 

To support an initiative to remove access barriers for the homeless in receiving Social Security disability benefits, and therefore increasing their ability to receive SSI and Medicaid, as well as treatment for mental and physical ailments.
$10,000

Health

New Israel Fund

Pluralism Through Social Activism and a Commitment to the "Other"

Washington, DC

To support the Re'ut School for development and implementation of a curriculum for the Pluralism Through Social Activism and a Commitment to the "Other" project.
$15,000

Jewish Life

 

Newtown Florist Club, Inc.

General Support

Gainesville, GA

To support a community based organization that focuses on ensuring environmental justice for a low-income community, promotes youth development, and organizes for social, economic, and environmental justice in Gainesville, Georgia and adjoining neighborhoods.
$5,000

Interprogram

Newtown Florist Club, Inc.

General Support

Gainesville, GA

To support continued work in environmental justice, civil, and human rights; to effect social change within the community of Gainesville, Georgia, and adjoining neighborhoods; to continue developing effective collaborations with other grassroots organizations to promote leadership skills among youth and to reach diverse cultures.
$5,000

Interprogram

The Philanthropic Collaborative, Inc.

Funders' Working Group on Emerging Technologies"
Living With the Genie Conference

New York, NY

To support the Funders' Working Group on Emerging Technologies conference, Living with the Genie, a joint project with the Blue Mountain Center and Columbia University. The conference will be held at Columbia University on March 5-7, 2002.
$10,000

Environment

Snitow/Kaufman Productions Inc.

Secrets of Silicon Valley

Berkeley, CA

To support the distribution of a documentary film entitled Secrets of Silicon Valley, which focuses on health, safety, and environmental issues facing low income communities and working people, particularly the large number of temporary and immigrant workers in the United States.
$10,000

Interprogram

The Southwest Research and Information Center

Campaign to Stop Uranium Mining on Navajo Lands

Albuquerque, NM

To support a joint project of the Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC), the applicant, and a Navajo community-based group, Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM), designed to stop new uranium solution mines in the sole source of drinking water for an estimated 15,000 people living in the Eastern Navajo Agency in northwestern New Mexico.
$10,000

Environment

Tides Center/Institute for Organizational Evolution

TransparentCommerce.org

San Francisco, CA

To support a web-based system designed to deliver to consumers and investors the best information available about the social and environmental performances of companies and the impact of their products and services.
$10,000

Environment