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  • Carnegie Corporation of New York is the philanthropic foundation established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911.
  • Andrew Carnegie endowed the Corporation with the bulk of his fortune, $135 million.
  • As of September 2015, the endowment stands at $3.3 billion. Grants awarded during fiscal year 2015 (10/1/14 – 9/30/15) totaled $156.3 million.
  • The current and twelfth president of Carnegie Corporation of New York is Vartan Gregorian.
  • The Corporation is governed by a Board of Trustees and chaired by Governor Thomas H. Kean.
  • The Corporation is headquartered in New York City, but grantmaking is both national and international in scope.
  • The Corporation currently supports four key program areas including K-16 education, integration of immigrants and civic engagement, international peace and security, and higher education and research in Africa.


Great Immigrants
​Nearly nine million lawful permanent residents (LPRs) are currently eligible to naturalize and become U.S. citizens. In keeping with the mission of our founder, Andrew Carnegie, the Corporation is committed to the integration of immigrants with the goal of helping them become citizens who can participate fully in our democracy. Together with grantees and partner organizations, the “Great Immigrants” initiative works to raise awareness about the naturalization process and provide helpful resources, including the free online application system Citizenshipworks and the New Americans Campaign, which is the nation’s largest network of nonprofits focused on naturalization.

Nuclear Security
The Corporation is the main private philanthropic supporter of nongovernmental work concerning nuclear weapons strategy, security, and nonproliferation. Carnegie Corporation grantees are playing an active role in support of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit of world leaders, March 31–April 1 in Washington, D.C. Their focus is process and planning for what comes next to improve security of weapons-usable materials worldwide and reduce the likelihood of terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons. 

Andrew Carnegie and The Gospel of Wealth
Although Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835, his life story remains a subject of fascination, including his famous essay, The Gospel of Wealth, which is considered a guide to modern philanthropy. View an interactive, multimedia story about Carnegie, including a free download of the essay, and read about the The Gospel’s relevance today as described by Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian.

Doctoral Education in South Africa
The knowledge economy needs more doctorates, and a new book entitled Doctoral Education in South Africa proposes a solution: South Africa as a PhD hub for the continent. But it also covers the obstacles and tough policy choices involved in transforming doctoral education across the continent and the world based on a large number of studies conducted during the the past decade.

Syria and Middle East Instability
Fighting and instability across the region have had a heavy impact on academic scholarship and research.  Read about the conditions facing scholars in the Middle East and North Africa in the lead story of the Carnegie Reporter, or browse analysis and opinion from the Carnegie network of U.S. scholars examining Russia's role in Syria.

50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
The Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Shelby v. Holder has had enormous implications for voting rights across the country.  As the 2016 presidential campaign heats up, this Carnegie Reporter feature explores in-depth the frustrations and hopes of those working in the field.

The STEM Movement in America
The call for fewer, clearer standards in American classrooms has its share of supporters and detractors.  Few would argue that students in the U.S. need a solid understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects if America is going to compete in a global economy.  Check out our interactive report about the Corporation's work in the STEM fields.


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Andrew Carnegie Fellows, Class of 2016

Visiting Media Fellows

In 2015, the Corporation launched the Carnegie Visiting Media Fellows program for a select number of non-resident journalists to help further our mission of "promoting the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding" in our program areas of international peace and security, the advancement of K-12 education and progress on STEM teaching, and democracy and civic engagement.


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