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The Economy Is Changing—and So Must We: A New Charge for Nonprofits
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

This includes writing on employee ownership, cooperatives, social enterprise, community development finance, anchor institutions, the growth...more

Amid Rising Alarms About Big Tech, What Is Philanthropy's Role?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Last fall, we talked to Barry Lynn, director of Open Markets, about what role philanthropy could play in countering the growing—and increasingly, ominous—power of Big Tech. Lynn and his team had...more

In the Era of Trump and Climate Change, Why Stockpile Surging Assets?
Foundation: Nathan Cummings Foundation

Five percent. It's a figure that rules the behaviors of so many foundations, and causes great frustration for nonprofits and those of us who follow the sector. It's the minimum percentage of assets...more

Mission Alignment Marks Next Frontier of Endowment Investing
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

“Our decision reflects our values and our aspirations, our assessment of the market, and the opportunity for NCF to both join and leverage a chorus of philanthropic and private sector investors...more

Nathan Cummings No Longer Just Experimenting with Impact Investing
Foundation: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

NPQ has often written about the use of impact investing by philanthropic institutions. This month, one of the leaders in that trend, the Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF), based in New York City,...more

Nathan Cummings No Longer Just Experimenting with Impact Investing
Foundation: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

NCF began this change in investing strategy in 2013 when it committed $6.5 million to social and climate impact. Then, Sharon Alpert ... Investment committees and nonprofit boards in general should...more

Nathan Cummings Foundation's Going 'All In' Was A Long Time In The Making
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, F.B. Heron Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

NCF, of course, is one of a growing number of major foundations embracing impact investing. About a year ago, the F.B. Heron Foundation announced it had officially moved to investing 100% of its $300...more

Just desserts - Sara Lee foundation to invest all assets into social change
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

The New York-based Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF), which in 2016 agreed grants of $23 million, said its decision would make it "one of the largest foundations to commit 100 percent" to...more

New York foundation shifts entire portfolio to mission investing
Foundation: Nathan Cummings Foundation

The $443m Nathan Cummings Foundation announced its decision to transfer all of its assets to investments aligned with its mission. The foundation, which focuses on finding solutions for climate...more

Nathan Cummings Foundation Announces Move to 100 Percent Mission-Aligned Investing
Foundation: Nathan Cummings Foundation

"Our decision reflects our values and our aspirations, our assessment of the market, and the opportunity for NCF to both join and leverage a chorus of philanthropic and private sector investors...more





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