September 11th Grants

The Nathan Cummings Foundation


September 11th Grants


Our September 11th Response Fund awarded a total of $500,000 to 10 organizations. These grants sought: (1) to protect national security and civil liberties; (2) to promote tolerance; and (3) to strengthen relief efforts for those otherwise unable to receive support.
September 11th 2001 Grants | National Security and Civil Liberties

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
New York, NY

Protecting Civil Liberties

To support their efforts to protect civil liberties and national security following the September 11th attacks.


Georgetown University
Washington DC

The Constitution Project

To preserve the nation's essential liberties, defend tolerance and acceptance of all its citizens. $50,000

National Security Archive Fund, Inc.
Washington DC

Center for National Security Studies

Center for National Security Studies To support their emergency, bipartisan Initiative on Liberty and Security. $100,000
September 11th 2001 Grants | Relief

New York Foundation
New York, NY

One-Year Emergency Support Grant

To support programs to aid underserved victims of September 11th. Target constituencies include organizations serving low-income and immigrant communities through direct service, community organizing or advocacy. $65,000

New York Foundation for the Arts
New York, NY

New York Arts Recovery Program

To support a collaborative, comprehensive effort to address immediate, short-term, and long-term challenges specifically facing New York's artists and arts organizations most effected by the tragedy. $60,000

New York Immigration Coalition
New York, NY

Economic Impact Studies

To support an initiative to address the impact of September 11th on immigrant and low-wage workers. $15,000

Union Community Fund
New York, NY

HERE Education and Support Fund

To help coordinate a long term outreach and relief effort for the families of low- wage, primarily immigrant, food service workers who died or were displaced as a result of the September 11th attack. $75,000
September 11th 2001 Grants | Tolerance

Arab American Family Support Center
Brooklyn, NY

Organizational Expansion

To provide services to assist the Arab-American community in New York City to respond to incidents of bias and harassment and to develop programs to create stronger bridges to the larger community. $10,000

Education Development Center, Inc.
Newton, MA

Beyond Blame: Reacting to the Terrorist Attack

To support the broad dissemination and use of a new curriculum that helps youth workers and teachers to address the possible negative consequences for American Muslims, Arab Americans and others as a result of the terrorist attack on Americans. $15,000

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.
Brookline, MA

Response to the Events of September 11th

To support the development and dissemination of new classroom resources on themes related to the events of September 11th. $35,000
  Total $500,000