Nathan Cummings Foundation: Racial, Economic, Environmental Justice Grants

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) is accepting proposals for grants and program-related investments (PRIs). This grant and PRI opportunity flows from the foundation’s strategic plan to activate the totality of its assets to support organizations driving people-centric impact outcomes toward racial, economic, and environmental justice (REEJ).

The foundation has an approximately $17 million grantmaking budget for 2024 and will offer three new types of grants:
Venture Grants: (up to $100K): These grants are short-term and designed to provide expedited support to social entrepreneurs with breakthrough and innovative solutions.
Advancement Grants: (up to $250K) These grants are designed to provide two-year support to project-based work and/or help scale organizations and promising solutions.
Enterprise Grants: ($250k+) These grants are designed to provide multi-year, unrestricted funding to partners that have deep alignment across our REEJ focus areas and offer the most opportunity to use all our financial and non-financial resources to support their solutions.
Both grant and PRI proposals must align with NCF’s interconnected goals of racial justice, economic justice, and/or environmental justice. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application within eight weeks of submission.