Carnegie Corporation of New York is a nonprofit, private foundation established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to do “real and permanent good in this world.”

The Corporation is governed by an independent Board of Trustees that includes the foundation president. The Board is committed to ensuring that the Corporation manages its assets to continue Mr. Carnegie’s philanthropy in perpetuity. The Board sets strategy for grantmaking programs to advance the mission and goals set forth by Mr. Carnegie. The Corporation as well as activities of its Board and staff members are governed by the following documents:

  • Authorship Agreement — Describes the Corporation’s copyright policy
  • Charter, Constitution, and Bylaws — Describes the purposes for which the Corporation was organized, how it is managed, and responsibilities of Board committees
  • Code of Ethics — Describes the ethical decision-making process that members of the Board and staff must adhere to regarding respect for all persons, transparency, responsibility, and accountability
  • Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Trustees and Staff — Includes procedures for avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest by members of the Board and staff
  • Equal Employment Opportunity — Describes the Corporation’s procedures to ensure fairness in the employment process
  • Freedom from Harassment — Sets forth extensive procedures for ensuring that all employees are ensured of a workplace free from harassment
  • Whistleblower Policy — Sets forth the process for reporting malfeasance, and outlines procedures for protecting staff and members of the Board who present these concerns