What is Nathan Cummings Really Looking For With That Big Fellowship?

The Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship has just kicked off its second year of operations and is now looking for three visionary thinkers to receive $100,000 each to turn an inventive idea into a reality. That’s a tidy sum of money – but the Nathan Cummings Foundation is being just a tad bit vague about what they’re actually looking for.
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Forget Nathan Cumming’s Old Program – Now NCF Has a New Focus

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) is turning 25 years old soon, and with its big anniversary coming up the foundation is looking for ways to improve. The foundation is doing away with its old system of four program areas to focus instead on two: Inequality and Climate Change. This could spell a great opportunity for grantees in the climate change field, just be sure to tailor proposals to NCF’s singular style.
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Guess Which Progressive Foundation Is Friendly to Fracking?

A few weeks ago the Nathan Cummings Foundation hosted a debate on fracking. Dozens of environmental funders and non-profit leaders attended to see Michael Shellenberger of the Breakthrough Institute and Kate Sinding of the Natural Resources Defense Council duke it out.
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Nathan Cummings Backing a Surprising Climate Solution

Climate change is a not just an environmental problem, nor is it a problem for either government regulators or private sector innovators to solve. Solutions instead require orchestration across interest groups, public, and private institutions.

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Why Nathan Cummings Hopes Clean Energy Can Rise Above Partisanship

A major strategy behind the Nathan Cummings Foundation’s environmental funding has been to rewrite energy policy to put technological innovation at its core. To get there, NCF is funding a pragmatic advocacy group and a heavyweight think tank to do the unthinkable — inspire levelheaded, bipartisan policy discussion on global warming.

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Nathan Cummings' Big Bet on the Breakthrough Institute

At first glance, it might seem odd that a major environmental funder would be a primary supporter of a group known for heralding the "death of environmentalism."

But in recent years, the Nathan Cummings Foundation has been trying to rattle the cage of modern environmentalism, meaning its close relationship with The Breakthrough Institute is a match made in heaven.

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