The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community.


Values Proposition: How and Why We Transformed Our Investment Model to Align Our Capital With Our Mission

Posted on August 4, 2021 by Nathan Cummings Foundation

Mission-aligned investing presents a compelling opportunity for philanthropic organizations to reimagine how they use their financial resources to affect change. All of the institution’s capital is harmonized in service of its mission — a total-enterprise approach to impact. Yet, such an approach is relatively novel and still often met with skepticism or confusion. This report by the Nathan Cummings Foundation… Read More

Looking To The Future, Honoring the Past

Posted on February 20, 2001 by Nathan Cummings Foundation

In 1996, the Nathan Cummings Foundation hired historian Deborah Gardner to write a short book about the foundation: A FAMILY FOUNDATION: Looking To The Future, Honoring the Past. According to Charles R. Halpern, the president and chief executive officer at the time: This report describes the challenges the Cummings family faced in making the initial decisions about foundation goals and… Read More