Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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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
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Full donor page for donor Nathan Cummings Foundation

Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Cathedral of St. John the Divine in our system.

Full donee page for donee Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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 6 5,000 35,111 0 0 0 0 5,000 5,000 30,666 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000
Environment 3 75,000 58,333 0 0 0 0 75,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Interprogram 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Presidential grant 1 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Community 1 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666 30,666

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 1996 1995 1991
Environment (filter this donor) 3 175,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 75,000.00
Community (filter this donor) 1 30,666.00 30,666.00 0.00 0.00
Presidential grant (filter this donor) 1 5,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Interprogram (filter this donor) 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 210,666.00 35,666.00 100,000.00 75,000.00

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

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
30,666.0031996Community Performance celebrating the 13th century Sufi poet and teacher Jalaluddin Rumi,.
5,000.0041996Presidential grant High-wire act for New Year's Eve Celebration,.
100,000.0011995Environment/Spirit, Values, Ethics RELIGIOUS participation in the work of environmental protection, National Religious Partnership for the Environment,; 1995 payment.
----1993Environment/Sustainable Societies To support the "National Religious Partnership for the Environment," an effort to educate and involve communities of faith in the work of environmental protection. (1992 award, $150,000 from environment program and $150,000 from interprogram/3 years).
----1993Interprogram/Environment / Jewish Life To support Jewish participation in the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. ($150,000/3 years from Interprogram and $150,00013 New York, NYyears from Environment program).
75,000.0021991Environment/Sustainable Societies For the Joint Appeal in Science and Religion, an environmental mission of notable scientists and religious leaders.