The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced grants totaling $3.6 million in support of education and enrichment programs in the greater New York City region.
As part of the foundation's 2015 Presidential Discretionary Grants program, eighteen museums, libraries, and performing arts and science centers were awarded grants of $200,000 each for existing programs aimed at K-12 students. Grant recipients include the American Museum of Natural History; the Asia Society; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Carnegie Hall; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Liberty Science Center; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Morgan Library & Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; the New York Botanical Garden; the New York-Historical Society; the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens public libraries; and Studio in a School.
"New York City, one of the cultural capitals of the United States, has the largest public school system in the nation," said Carnegie president Vartan Gregorian. "Carnegie Corporation is proud to support the city's cultural institutions in order to enhance the curriculum of our public as well as private and parochial schools with the riches these museums, libraries, and centers possess. It speaks well of these organizations' leaders that they have developed education programs to help students overcome deficiencies in the arts and sciences that our schools can’t provide due to financial factors."