Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to Union of Concerned Scientists

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Union of Concerned Scientists in our system.

Full donee page for donee Union of Concerned Scientists

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 8 50,000 71,875 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 90,000 90,000 95,000 100,000 100,000
Environment 7 50,000 68,571 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 100,000 100,000
1 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000 95,000

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 2010 1996 1995 1993 1992 1991
Environment (filter this donor) 7 480,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 90,000.00 90,000.00
(filter this donor) 1 95,000.00 95,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8 575,000.00 95,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 90,000.00 90,000.00

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 (8 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
95,000.0022010--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2010_audited_financials_.pdf--
50,000.0051996Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Policy analysis, media work, and advocacy for clean, efficient vehicle technologies and fuels,.
50,000.0051996Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Policy analysis, media work, and advocacy for clean, efficient vehicle technologies and fuels,.
50,000.0051995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- PUBLICITY for the benefits of clean, efficient vehicle technologies and fuels,.
50,000.0051995Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- PUBLICITY for the benefits of clean, efficient vehicle technologies and fuels,.
100,000.0011993Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000161.html-- To develop market-based strategies that will reduce energy consumption in transportation; to educate the public about transportation issues; to create successful policies in California that can be replicated nationally; and to provide technical assistance to state and federal transportation planners and policymakers. (2 years).
90,000.0031992Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000178.html-- To write and publish materials on transportation, energyefficiency, and the environment; to develop a program to evaluate alternative fuels; to conduct a broad public education campaign in California; and to enlist and train new scientisteducators.
90,000.0031991Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201112446/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual91/000198.html-- A two-year grant to support work on transportation, particularly efforts in California.