The Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship

The Nathan Cummings Foundation


The Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship


The Nathan Cummings Foundation is pleased to launch the search for the second cohort of The Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship.  Three visionaries will receive $100,000 each for one year and the space to turn an inspired idea into a game-changing reality.  Successful applicants will be proven risk-takers who are ready to build on the Foundation’s strengths, question our assumptions, and be open to new approaches.

Nathan Cummings Fellows will work in close collaboration with NCF staff and other Fellows on innovative projects that challenge established strategies and align with new and unexpected partners.

The Nathan Cummings Foundation values diversity; all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status or any protected characteristics as established under law.

Applicants must:

       Be a U.S. Citizen

       Work from the foundation’s office in NYC

       Have a track record of risk-taking, out of the box thinking, and a proven ability to turn ideas into action


The Fellowship Program provides three individuals with $100,000 each to pursue a social or economic justice objective over one year.  The proposed projects must demonstrate exceptional vision and relate to at least one the Foundation’s focus areas:

·       Inequality

·      Climate Change

And use at least one of the Foundation’s Four Approaches:

·      Arts and Culture

·      Constituency Building

·      Disruptive Ideas

·      Religious Traditions and Contemplative Practices

Fellows' projects will be expected to build on NCF’s current program areas and approaches by pushing beyond its boundaries and opening productive new lines of inquiry; asking provocative questions; challenging conventional wisdom; and developing new ideas, approaches, and strategies.  

Fellows will have access to career support from the NCF staff and a network of NCF grantees and advisors, both during and after their fellowship year.   

How to Apply         

Click here to complete the Fellowship Application.

All applications must be no later than midnight, EST on March 12, 2014.

Inquiries can be submitted electronically to