Nathan Cummings Foundation
Scope: The Foundation's core programs include arts and culture; the environment; health; interprogram initiatives for social and economic justice; and the Jewish life and values/contemplative practice programs. The Foundation seeks to work with partners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The Foundation makes efforts to document the outcomes of its projects and share with others the results of its work and the work of its grantees. Several basic themes run through all of these programs and inform the Foundation's approach to grantmaking: (a) concern for the poor, disadvantaged, and underserved; (b) respect for diversity; (c) promotion of understanding across cultures; and (d) empowerment of communities in need.