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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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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