Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to Public Health Institute

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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

Facebook page publichealthinstitute
Twitter usernamephidotorg
Wikipedia page,_Sudan

Full donee page for donee Public Health Institute

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 7 40,000 91,071 35,000 35,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 75,000 75,000 200,000 207,500 207,500
3 200,000 147,500 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 207,500 207,500 207,500 207,500
Interprogram 1 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Environment 3 40,000 51,667 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000

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 2007 2004 2002 2001 1996 1995 1994
(filter this donor) 3 442,500.00 200,000.00 207,500.00 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Environment (filter this donor) 3 155,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 0.00
Interprogram (filter this donor) 1 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00
Total 7 637,500.00 200,000.00 207,500.00 35,000.00 75,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00 40,000.00

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 (7 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 7)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
75,000.0032001Environment/Habitat---- To support the Public Health Institute’s Blue-Green Working Group on Climate Change (BGWG), an alliance of unions and environmental organizations.; 1 year.
40,000.0041996Environment/Economics and Fiscal Policy Jobs, the Environment, and the Economy, partnership between labor and environmental activists,.
40,000.0041995Environment/Spirit, Values, Ethics JOBS AND ENVIRONMENT training consortium, to help labor, community, and environmental activists learn to work together,.
40,000.0041994Interprogram/Environment / Health To support the "Jobs and the Environment National Training Consortium: A Grassroots Training Program for Local Trade Union and Environmental Community Justice Activists.".