Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to Center for Rural Affairs

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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 Center for Rural Affairs in our system.

Full donee page for donee Center for Rural Affairs

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 12 75,000 129,167 5,000 45,000 50,000 50,000 65,000 75,000 150,000 200,000 200,000 255,000 355,000
8 100,000 156,875 5,000 5,000 65,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 200,000 255,000 355,000 355,000
Environment 4 50,000 73,750 45,000 45,000 45,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2005 1995 1993 1992 1991
(filter this donor) 8 1,255,000.00 75,000.00 65,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 355,000.00 255,000.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Environment (filter this donor) 4 295,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 45,000.00
Total 12 1,550,000.00 75,000.00 65,000.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 355,000.00 255,000.00 5,000.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 50,000.00 45,000.00

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 (12 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 12)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
50,000.0091995Environment/Agriculture CAMPAIGN for Sustainable Agriculture,.
150,000.0051993Environment/Agriculture To educate and organize rural constituents and rural policymakers on the need for legislative and administrative reforms to promote resourcecon serving agriculture; and to support the collaborative policy work of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coordinating Council. (2 years).
50,000.0091992Environment/Agriculture To support two programs: one for beginning farmers learning techniques of sustainable agriculture, the other for national work to reform public farm policy.
45,000.00111991Environment/Farming / Forestry / Waste To develop policies to attract new farmers and to help them prosper through sustainable agriculture.