Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to Applied Research Center

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Basic donor information

Country United States
Wikipedia page
Facebook username NathanCummingsFoundation
Donations URL
Page on philosophy informing donations
Grant application process page
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script

Full donor page for donor Nathan Cummings Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Applied Research Center in our system.

Full donee page for donee Applied Research Center

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 8 15,000 50,500 4,000 4,000 5,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 25,000 45,000 50,000 250,000 250,000
Health 3 5,000 19,667 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
3 45,000 101,667 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Presidential grant 1 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Interprogram 1 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Total 2012 2005 2004 2001 1996
(filter this donor) 3 305,000.00 10,000.00 45,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Health (filter this donor) 3 59,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 59,000.00 0.00
Interprogram (filter this donor) 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Presidential grant (filter this donor) 1 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00
Total 8 404,000.00 10,000.00 45,000.00 250,000.00 84,000.00 15,000.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50,000.0022001Health/Access---- To offer an opportunity for the staff members of national policy organizations and Congressional policy staff to learn about the impact of welfare reform on poor and working class people and to hear ideas for policy changes from former and current welfare recipients. 1 year Health.
4,000.0082001Health/Toolbox---- To plan a communications strategy aimed at amplifying the voices of low-income families in public policy debates around recession, economic dislocation and welfare reform.; 3 months.
5,000.0072001Health/Toolbox---- To document the strategies employed by immigrant groups in advancing the health interests of their constituencies.; 3 months.
25,000.0042001Interprogram/Democratic values---- Multi-program grant - see Health Program list for description Contribution (Pg 45).
15,000.0051996Presidential grant Assessment of abstinence-based sex education in California schools,.