||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. We make efforts to document the outcomes of our projects and share with others the results of our work and the work of our grantees. Letters of Inquiry are accepted at all times of the year - there are no deadlines. Foundation staff will review your Letter of Inquiry and respond promptly. The process is very competitive and only those organizations whose projects fit most closely with the Foundation's programmatic goals will BE INVITED TO SUBMIT a Nathan Cummings Foundation Application Form. Deadlines for those who are INVITED TO SUBMIT a Nathan Cummings Foundation Application Form are: * January 15th, for consideration at the Spring Board meeting. * August 15th, for consideration at the for the Fall Board meeting.