Nathan Cummings Foundation donations made to World Resources Institute

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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

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.wri.org/
Twitter usernameworldresources
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Resources_Institute

Full donee page for donee World Resources 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 10 80,000 76,900 14,000 14,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 80,000 80,000 100,000 100,000 110,000 125,000
Research, Development & Evaluation Grant 1 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000
Environment 8 80,000 80,625 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 100,000 100,000 125,000 125,000
1 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000 110,000

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 2002 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
Environment (filter this donor) 8 645,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 185,000.00 80,000.00 80,000.00
(filter this donor) 1 110,000.00 110,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Research, Development & Evaluation Grant (filter this donor) 1 14,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14,000.00 0.00
Total 10 769,000.00 110,000.00 100,000.00 50,000.00 150,000.00 185,000.00 94,000.00 80,000.00

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 (10 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
110,000.0022002--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2002_audited_financials.pdf--
100,000.0031996Environment/Economics and Fiscal Policyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201110132/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual96/000110.html-- Building of private and government support for action on climate change,; over two years.
50,000.0081995Environment/Economics and Fiscal Policyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201094333/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual95/000128.html-- POLLUTION TAXES and other "green fees" as a way to lower the deficit and ensure environmental protection,; 1995 payment.
100,000.0031994Environment/Sustainable Societieshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000144.html-- To promote the development and adoption of pollution taxes and other "green fees" as a means of tackling the deficit and ensuring environmental protection. (2 years).
50,000.0081994Environment/Sustainable Societieshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201100814/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual94/000144.html-- For the Sustainability Project, to create a vision of a sustainable U.S. future, and to identify practical steps that can be taken by policymakers, researchers, business leaders, and private citizens in five key sectors of the American economy. (1993 award: $125,000/2 years).
125,000.0011993Environment/Sustainable Societieshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000161.html-- For the Sustainability Project, to create a vision of a sustainable U.S. future, and to identify practical steps that can be taken by policymakers, researchers, business leaders, and private citizens in five key sectors of the American economy. (2 years).
60,000.0071993Environment/Sustainable Societieshttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201105713/http://www.nathancummings.net/annual93/000161.html-- To promote the development and adoption of pollution taxes and other "green fees" as a means to tackle the deficit and ensure environmental protection.
80,000.0051992Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000178.html-- To support a variety of research and information programs on the economic and ecological suitability of various alternatives to current modes of American transport.
14,000.00101992Research, Development & Evaluation Granthttps://web.archive.org/web/20081118174121/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual92/000188.html-- To plan, organize, and conduct a conference on the environmental dimensions of tax policy.
80,000.0051991Environment/Transportationhttps://web.archive.org/web/20081201112446/http://www.nathancummings.org/annual91/000198.html-- A two-year grant for research on the economic and ecological suitability of transportation alternatives.