Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to University of Arizona Foundation

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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


Full donee page for donee University of Arizona Foundation

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 9 32,900 35,682 2,500 2,500 13,557 14,000 15,000 32,900 50,000 50,000 53,177 90,000 90,000
Community 6 14,000 21,856 2,500 2,500 13,557 13,557 14,000 14,000 15,000 32,900 32,900 53,177 53,177
Health 3 50,000 63,333 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 90,000

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 2001 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Health (filter this donor) 3 190,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 90,000.00 0.00
Community (filter this donor) 6 131,134.00 32,900.00 15,000.00 14,000.00 2,500.00 53,177.00 13,557.00
Total 9 321,134.00 32,900.00 115,000.00 14,000.00 2,500.00 143,177.00 13,557.00

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 (9 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
32,900.0052001Community---- To support the Foundation for Integrative Medicine’s work with education and research for alternative methods of health care.; 1 year.
50,000.0031995Health/Mind / Body INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE program to train primary care doctors in the best practices of orthodox and complementary approaches to health and healing,.
50,000.0031995Health/Mind / Body INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE program to train primary care doctors in the best practices of orthodox and complementary approaches to health and healing,.
15,000.0061995Community RESEARCH on the prevention of smoking among children,.
14,000.0071994Community For an educational program to increase cervical and breast cancer screening among Native American women from the Hopi reservation.
2,500.0091993Community To support the Herbert K. Cummings Foundation for Basic Research in Cancer.
90,000.0011992Health/Cancer For the Herbert K. Cummings Endowment for Basic Research in Cancer Prevention.
53,177.0021992Community For the Herbert K. Cummings Memorial Fund at the Arizona Cancer Center.
13,557.0081991Community To improve health services and cancer screening for the Hispanic population of southern Arizona.