( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) Family Foundation Supports Social Justice Movements
ENSPIRE Contributor: Grace Chai
On January 16, 2024, The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) announced that it is accepting proposals for grants and program-related investments (PRIs). This grant and PRI opportunity encompass the foundation’s strategic plan to activate the totality of its assets. The plan supports organizations working towards racial, economic, and environmental justice (REEJ).
“We are excited to have an open line for values-aligned organizations and innovators to reach us,” said NCF President and CEO Rey Ramsey. “They hold the keys to how we advance impact solutions. We will listen and learn from them.”
The foundation has an approximately $17 million grant-making budget for 2024 and will offer three new types of grants. Venture Grants (up to $100K) are short-term and provide expedited support to social entrepreneurs with breakthrough and innovative solutions. Advancement Grants (up to $250K) provide two-year support to project-based work and/or help scale organizations and promising solutions. Finally, Enterprise Grants ($250k+) provide multi-year, unrestricted funding to partners that have deep alignment across the foundation’s REEJ focus areas; they offer the most opportunity to use all of NCF’s financial and non-financial resources to support their solutions.
In a tumultuous era regarding social inequalities and injustice, it is ever-important to tackle issues from their root, and The Nathan Cummings Foundation aims to accomplish just that.
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2024. NCF encourages applicants to review the “Apply for Funding” section of its website for guidance.
For additional information about this announcement, please contact NCF’s Director of Communications Candice Wynter, at Candice.Wynter@nathancummings.org.