Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to Northwest Environment Watch

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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 Northwest Environment Watch in our system.

Full donee page for donee Northwest Environment Watch

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 10,000 35,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 10,000 30,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Presidential grant 2 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
Research, Development & Evaluation 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 80,000 63,333 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000

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) 3 190,000.00 80,000.00 30,000.00 80,000.00 0.00
Presidential grant (filter this donor) 2 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Research, Development & Evaluation Grant (filter this donor) 1 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00
Total 6 210,000.00 90,000.00 30,000.00 80,000.00 10,000.00

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

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (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
5,000.0051996Presidential grant Media campaign for Alan Turning's book This Place on Earth,.
5,000.0051996Presidential grant/Vice Presidential Grants Media campaign for Alan Turning's book This Place on Earth,.
80,000.0011996Environment/Economics and Fiscal Policy Secret Lives of Everyday Things , report on consumption and regional green tax reform,; over two years.
30,000.0031995Environment/Sustainable Societies WRITING of transportation and sustainable agriculture sections for the book What Can the Earth Afford?,; 1995 payment.
80,000.0011994Environment/Sustainable Societies To research the transportation and agriculture sections of What Can the Earth Afford? a book on transforming the consumer society into a sustainable society; and for the publication and dissemination of a report on The Car and the City. (2 years).
10,000.0041993Research, Development & Evaluation Grant For a report on the lifecycle and environmental impacts of certain every day objects.