Letters To the Field

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Letters To the Field

Dear Partners, It has not been easy to find the words to write about the tragic shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Since becoming president of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, I’ve written to you more than a few times and not nearly as many times as I could. In response to violence, racism, and anti-immigrant sentiments, we’ve shared our pain, our anger, our fear, and our...

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 Dear Colleagues:We are thrilled to announce we are accepting applications for the fifth cycle of the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship, which awards three individuals with up to $150,000 and 18-months to turn their inspired idea into reality. Applications are open through December 14, 2018.NCF Fellows are disruptors with bold ideas who represent the heart of our mission to create a more...

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Crowds march in San Francisco during the 'Rise For Climate' global action on September 8, 2018. Photo Courtesy of: Amy Osborne / AFP / Getty ImagesDear Colleagues:This week, the Nathan Cummings Foundation is joining our partners and leaders representing states, regions, cities, companies, investors and individuals at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. We are...

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  Dear Colleagues,For more than 27 years, the Nathan Cummings Foundation has supported movements, organizations and individuals working to create a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society. We are pursuing justice for people and the planet to find solutions to the climate crisis and inequality and create a more sustainable and equitable future for all people.Like many of...

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   Dear Colleagues,Today, we’re announcing that after two amazing years with the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Loren Harris will move on from his role as vice president of programs and the leader of our racial and economic justice portfolio in August of this year, and that we are beginning two searches during the transition. Loren and his family are making a personal...

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 Letter to the Field: Focused on the Future We WantDear Colleagues,The Nathan Cummings Foundation is focused on creating a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society, and to finding solutions to the two most challenging problems of our time – the climate crisis and growing inequality. These intractable problems can’t be solved by grantmaking alone. Capital markets...

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Dear 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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Dear 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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