Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $23 Million in Grants

Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $23 Million in Grants

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $22.8 million.

Grants awarded through the foundation's international program include $233,200 to the African Leadership Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, for a mapping study and a convening on peace building and security in Africa; $500,000 to the African Women's Development Fund in Accra, Ghana, to bolster community-based responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa; and $400,000 to National Public Radio in support of reporting on international affairs. Through its national program, the foundation awarded $5 million to Neo Philanthropy in support of the Four Freedoms Fund, a donor collaborative focused on immigrant civic integration at the state level; $2 million over two years to the New York City Leadership Academy for general operating support; and $750,000 over two years to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago in support of the museum's Institute for Quality Science Teaching and Science Leadership Initiative.

In addition, the foundation awarded grants to five organization through its Special Opportunities Fund, including the Climate Research Foundation in Reykjavik, Iceland, which will receive $500,000 to develop new avenues of cooperation with respect to the Arctic and the Himalayas, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which was awarded $150,000 over two years to research the history of American philanthropy in the Near East between 1915 and 1930.

"Carnegie Corporation of New York Board Approves 34 Grants Totaling $22,817,500." Carnegie Corporation of New York Press Release 12/19/2014.