Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards Grants Totaling $32.8 Million

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $32.8 million.

The thirty-three grants were awarded across all areas of Carnegie's grantmaking portfolio, including its Centennial, International, National, and Special Opportunities Fund programs. The lone Centennial grant, a three-year, $750,000 challenge grant, was awarded to the University of St. Andrews American Foundation in Atlanta in support of the preservation, conservation, and purchase of books and materials.

International program grants included nearly $5 million over three years to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for its Regional Initiative in Science and Education, which supports the development of science professionals in sub-Saharan Africa; $750,000 over two years to Pugwash USA in Washington, D.C., in support of research, dialogue, and policy outreach promoting peace and security in the Greater Middle East; and $423,000 over two years to the Financial Services Volunteer Corps for a project to address international finance, energy, security, and climate change among the United States, Russia, China, and India.

National grant recipients include Public Interest Projects in New York City, which was awarded $6 million in support of the Four Freedoms Fund, a donor collaborative focused on immigrant integration efforts at the state level; the National Center for Civic Innovation, also in New York City, which will receive $4.5 million over three years for the continued operation and development of Springpoint: Partners in School Design; and the North Carolina New Schools Project in Raleigh, which was awarded $350,000 for the continued development of a regional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) school network.

Grants awarded through the foundation’s Special Opportunities Fund included $500,000 to the Institute of International Education in New York in support of a project with the Global Platform for Syrian Students to provide scholarships for displaced Syrian students.

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Carnegie Web site.

"Carnegie Corporation of New York Board Approves 33 Grants Totaling $32,845,600." Carnegie Corporation of New York Press Release 12/17/2013.