Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to National Center for Economic Alternatives

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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 National Center for Economic Alternatives in our system.

Full donee page for donee National Center for Economic Alternatives

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 5 50,000 50,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 100,000 100,000
Presidential grant 1 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Environment 3 50,000 46,667 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Interprogram 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

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
Environment (filter this donor) 3 140,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00
Interprogram (filter this donor) 1 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Presidential grant (filter this donor) 1 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5 250,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00 50,000.00

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 (5 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 5)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
100,000.0011996Interprogram/Democratic Values The Emerging New Society: Toward a New Vision of Democracy, to identify effective models of institutional innovation in health, environment, and arts,; over two years.
10,000.0051995Presidential grant DIALOGUES on the atomic bomb: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, $10,000;.
40,000.0041995Environment/Economics and Fiscal Policy DEVELOPMENT of sustainable environmental policies and practices on the local, state, and regional levels,.
50,000.0021994Environment/Sustainable Societies To support a community of academics and writers in an examination of the ways in which changes in institutions and social systems can induce or inhibit the development of sustainable societies.
50,000.0021993Environment/Sustainable Societies To support investigation and analysis into the ways in which the goals of economic sustainability and social equity can be pursued simultaneously through institutional change.