Name of Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Location: New York
Contact info: www.carnegie.org Phone: (212) 371-3200
Coverage Area: United States, International
Subject Area: Education, economic opportunity, civic participation and immigrant integration.
Assets: $2.7 billion (2012)
Last Year Total Giving: $111 million
In a Nutshell: Carnegie Corporation of New York was founded by Andrew Carnegie, founder of the Carnegie Steel Company, in 1911. When Carnegie retired from business in 1901, he set about in earnest to distribute his fortune. During 1911 and 1912, Carnegie gave the Corporation $125 million, making it the largest single philanthropic trust ever established up to that time.
In the Corporation’s early years, Carnegie himself was president and a trustee. At its inception, The Foundation focused on increasing opportunities for disadvantaged populations, specifically through education. The Foundation built free public libraries, and funded universities, colleges, schools, and general educational agencies.
Today, the foundation has expanded their vision to include international efforts such as international peace, while continuing their history as an educational foundation. In 1997, Vartan Gregorian, the former Brown University President, became the twelfth president of Carnegie Corporation of New York.
How to Apply:
Carnegie Corporation of New York requires a Letter of Inquiry submitted their website to initiate the grant application process. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis; there are no deadlines. Please note that the Foundation does not seek, and rarely fund, unsolicited grant applications.
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