Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to Harvard University

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Cummings_Foundation
Facebook username NathanCummingsFoundation
Websitehttp://www.nathancummings.org/
Donations URLhttp://www.nathancummings.org/what-we-fund/grants
Page on philosophy informing donationshttp://www.nathancummings.org/about-the-foundation/mission-statement
Grant application process pagehttp://www.nathancummings.org/how-apply
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/nathan-cummings-foundation

Full donor page for donor Nathan Cummings Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Facebook page harvard
Websitehttp://www.harvard.edu/
Twitter usernameBOSCityCouncil
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_University
Instagram usernameharvard
Org Watch pagehttps://orgwatch.issarice.com/?organization=Harvard+University

Full donee page for donee Harvard University

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 25 50,000 59,796 0 0 3,000 25,000 35,000 50,000 55,000 75,000 100,000 119,900 250,000
Arts 4 65,000 103,750 0 0 0 65,000 65,000 65,000 100,000 100,000 250,000 250,000 250,000
Health 9 55,000 56,878 0 0 0 25,000 25,000 55,000 75,000 106,000 106,000 119,900 119,900
Research, Development & Evaluation Grant 2 0 5,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Presidential grant 1 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Jewish life 8 40,000 50,625 25,000 25,000 35,000 35,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 70,000 100,000 100,000
Interprogram 1 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000

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 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Health (filter this donor) 9 511,900.00 0.00 262,000.00 55,000.00 75,000.00 119,900.00 0.00
Arts (filter this donor) 4 415,000.00 0.00 65,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 250,000.00
Jewish life (filter this donor) 8 405,000.00 0.00 170,000.00 100,000.00 70,000.00 40,000.00 25,000.00
Interprogram (filter this donor) 1 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Research, Development & Evaluation Grant (filter this donor) 2 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00
Presidential grant (filter this donor) 1 3,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000.00 0.00
Total 25 1,494,900.00 150,000.00 497,000.00 155,000.00 245,000.00 172,900.00 275,000.00

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 (25 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 25)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
150,000.0021996Interprogram/Contemplative Practicehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000116.html-- Humane Creativity and the Contemplative Mind, a study by Dr. Howard Gardner of contemplation's influence on humane creativity in the law, journalism, and other professions,; over three years.
106,000.0041995Health/End of Lifehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000130.html-- STUDY on the dying and their caregivers to determine the kinds of services that would improve the quality of life at the end of life,; over 2 years; National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL, $343,250 over 2 years.
25,000.00171995Health/Underservedhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000130.html-- PUBLIC OPINION program to help media address health care concerns and to assist foundations in involving the public in health care solutions,; 1995 payment.
106,000.0041995Health/End of Lifehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000130.html-- STUDY on the dying and their caregivers to determine the kinds of services that would improve the quality of life at the end of life,; over 2 years; National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL, $343,250 over 2 years.
25,000.00171995Health/Underservedhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000130.html-- PUBLIC OPINION program to help media address health care concerns and to assist foundations in involving the public in health care solutions,; 1995 payment.
65,000.00101995Arts/Arts Educationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20070824030901/http://nathancummings.org/annual95/000126.html-- EVALUATION of community-based arts programs for educational effectiveness, Project Co-Arts,.
35,000.00151995Jewish life/Social Justicehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000132.html-- WORKING GROUP on Racism and Anti-Semitism, comprised of prominent scholars and activists from the Jewish and African-American communities,; 1995 payment.
50,000.00121995Jewish life/Social Justicehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000132.html-- RESOLUTION of political issues in the Middle East peace process, Israeli-Palestinian Joint Working Group,; 1995 payment.
35,000.00151995Jewish life/Social Justicehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000132.html-- WORKING GROUP on Racism and Anti-Semitism, comprised of prominent scholars and activists from the Jewish and African-American communities,; 1995 payment.
50,000.00121995Jewish life/Social Justicehttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000132.html-- RESOLUTION of political issues in the Middle East peace process, Israeli-Palestinian Joint Working Group,; 1995 payment.
----1994Arts/Arts Educationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000142.html-- For phase two of Harvard Project Zero's Project Co-Arts, a national project to design ways in which the effectiveness of community arts education programs can be demonstrated and evaluated. (1993 award: $100,000/2 years).
55,000.00111994Health/Mind / Bodyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000146.html-- To support the planning phase of a survey to determine the kinds of services and support that would improve the quality of life at the end of life. (6 months).
----1994Health/Mind / Bodyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000146.html-- For the Center for the Study of Culture and Medicine, to clarify the ways social processes in both natural and clinical settings transform mind/body relations to produce healing. (1992 award: $119, 900/3 years).
100,000.0061994Jewish life/Relations - Jews / Non-Jewshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000148.html-- To establish an Israeli-Palestinian Joint Working Group to develop approaches to resolving major political issues in the negotiations towards a final agreement between Israel and the PLO. (2 years).
----1993Health/Mind / Bodyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000163.html-- To support a study of the Center For The Study Of Culture And Medicine to clarify the ways social processes in both natural and clinical settings transform mind/body relations to produce healing. (1992 award, $1 19,90013 years).
75,000.0081993Health/Underservedhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000163.html-- To help the media better address the public's health care concerns and to enable foundations to involve the public more effectively in health care solutions. (3 years).
70,000.0091993Jewish life/Relations - Jews / Non-Jewshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000165.html-- To support a working group on racism and antiSemitism comprised of 15 prominent scholars and social activists from the Jewish and African American communities. (2 years).
100,000.0061993Arts/Arts Educationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000159.html-- For phase two of Harvard Project Zero's Project CoArts, a national project to design ways in which the effectiveness of community arts education programs can be demonstrated and evaluated. (2 years).
----1993Research, Development & Evaluation Granthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000171.html-- To plan a working group of African American and Jewish participants on racism and antiSemitism, and to frame issues for study and discussion. (1992 award, $10,000).
119,900.0031992Health/Mind / Bodyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000181.html-- To clarify the ways social processes in both natural and clinical settings transform mind/body relations to produce healing.
40,000.00141992Jewish life/Relations - Jews/Non-Jewshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000183.html-- To support an approach to negotiating the resolution of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict which brings together politicallyactive representatives of conflicting parties.
3,000.00211992Presidential grant/Program Supporthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000187.html-- To support the New England Environmental Law Society's Conference on Environmental Inequality.
10,000.00201992Research, Development & Evaluation Granthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000188.html-- To plan a working group of AfricanAmerican and Jewish participants on racism and antisemitism, and to frame issues for study and discussion.
25,000.00171991Jewish life/Relations Between Jews and Non-Jews and Among Jewshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201112446/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual91/000202.html-- To convene the third of a three-part workshop to deepen trust between prominent Israelis and Palestinians.
250,000.0011991Arts/Arts Educationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20050508003333/http://nathancummings.org:80/annual91/000196.html-- For Harvard Project Zero to design and implement Project Co-Arts, a two-year national study to better analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of community arts education programs.