Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship

  

The Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship supports visionary leaders by giving them boundless space to turn an inspired idea in the field of social justice into a world-changing reality. The Fellowship awards three individuals up to $150,000 each to pursue an innovative project that seeks to address a challenge related to climate change or inequality – or within the intersection of these two major issues. An NCF Fellowship must align with at least one of the Foundation’s core focus areas: Inclusive Clean Economy; Racial and Economic Justice; Corporate and Political Accountability; and Voice, Creativity and Culture. The 2017 fellows are: Anna Claussen, a Minnesota-based leader who will revitalize rural civic participation by engaging and empowering those communities on climate change policy through national Rural Climate Dialogues; Francisca Porchas Coronado, who will scale up work that began in Arizona to develop a national network of community healers who build resilience and restorative practices for immigrant communities currently facing criminalization and deportation; and Jasiri X, a Pittsburgh-based rapper and activist, who will train artists to become public advocates for social justice through the 1Hood Artivist Academy.  Read more about our 2017 Fellows here: current fellows