Carnegie Corporation of New York



Carnegie Corporation of New York was founded by a steel baron-turned-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in November 1911. During that time, the Corporation was the largest single philanthropic trust that had ever been established.


The vision of the Corporation is to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.



They aim to benefit the people of the United States. Their goal is doing real and permanent good in this world and deemed that its efforts should create ladders on which the aspiring can rise.

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The Four Freedoms Fund: A Philanthropic Partnership Helps Build A Movement | NEO Philanthropy
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York

When created in 2003, FFF—housed at NEO Philanthropy—supported just a handful of organizations; by 2020, it funded 144 grantees in more than...more

Philanthropist and New York Public Library revivalist Vartan Gregorian dies at 87
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York

CNN's Ted Turner was one of the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals of Philanthropy, for “his historic $1 billion gift to the United Nations,...more

Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian Dies at 87
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker issued a statement calling Gregorian “an icon in higher education and philanthropy — and a giant in my...more

Vartan Gregorian, longtime president of Carnegie Corp., dies
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York

Gregorian, the noted scholar and philanthropic leader who has led the Carnegie Corporation of New York since 1997, died Thursday, April 15,...more

Vartan Gregorian - Former Brown President, Global Force in Arts and Philanthropy - Dies
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York

Gregorian was an intellectual tour de force. "The ebullient Armenian immigrant who climbed to pinnacles of academic and philanthropic achievement...more

Longtime director of Hartford immigrant resource center receives national 'I Love My Librarian' award
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Naficy recalled starting out with just one part-timer in 2000, when the program started out with a five-year grant from the Hartford Foundation for...more

On Philanthropy: Donate now to ensure free, fair elections in 2020
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York

The 2020 elections promise to be pivotal – in fact, among the most pivotal in memory. The results will shape the future of our communities, our...more

$3 Million in Grants Helps Morehouse, Spelman, and Prairie View Invest in Faculty Development
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

... several grants totaling $3 million from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Rockefeller...more

Spelman College, Morehouse College & Prairie View A&M University Receive $3M in Grants from ...
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rockefeller Foundation

18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spelman College, Morehouse College and ... universities rely on pedagogically innovative, research active and...more

Philanthropy Has Role in Protecting Voting Rights, Study Finds
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York

As Americans confront new barriers to voting, philanthropy must step up ... Although the philanthropic community has worked alongside...more



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Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Chief Operating Officer, Turkish Philanthropy Funds, writes that philanthropy often solves the very problems that stems from market failure. Some social issues, however,  cannot be tackled by questioning the return on investment.




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