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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 2016, the endowment stands at $3.3 billion. Grants awarded during fiscal year 2016 (10/1/15 – 9/30/16) totaled $163,100,000.
  • The current and twelfth president of Carnegie Corporation of New York is Vartan Gregorian.
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  • The Corporation currently supports four program areas including K-12 education, immigrant integration and nonpartisan voter registration, international peace and security, and higher education and research in Africa.
The Corporation’s Carl Robichaud speaks with a reporter about nuclear nonproliferation as part of a panel discussion about the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.


Nunn-Lugar Award for Promoting Nuclear Security
Former Russian nuclear weapons commander Colonel General Evgeny Maslin and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry were honored with the third Nunn-Lugar Award for Promoting Nuclear Security on December 12, 2016. The occasion also marked the 25th anniversary of the landmark program, which provided two decades of U.S. funding and assistance to the former Soviet Union to secure and destroy weapons of mass destruction. The National Security Archive is compiling an oral history of program, including first-hand accounts and declassified documents.

Parents as Partners in Education
Carnegie Corporation invited top experts to offer resources, tips, and advice for parents who need to better understand and engage with educators in order to help their children succeed. For fresh insights from the National PTA, United Negro College Fund, Common Sense Media, Students for Education Reform and more, read this series of back-to-school essays and consider republishing them with Corporation permission. 

Great Immigrants
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.

Nuclear Security
The Corporation is the main private philanthropic supporter of nongovernmental work concerning nuclear weapons strategy, security, and nonproliferation. Part of our programmatic effort is to increase the attention of emerging philanthropists on nuclear issues, particularly as today's nuclear threats are different, although not less menacing, from those that dominated the Cold War or the years that immediately followed.

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.

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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 main program areas of international peace and security, K-12 education, and democracy and civic engagement. Meet the fellows:

Gail Ablow Democracy

Scott Malcomson International Peace and Security

Michael Moran International Peace and Security


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