Media Inquiries

Members of the media should contact Carnegie Corporation's director of external relations, Celeste Ford, with all inquiries, including requests for interviews with the foundation's staff and grantees: CFC at carnegie dot org, 212.207.6277, or @CelesteFord.  Please see the information below for other communications-related questions, including republishing guidelines.

Fast Facts

  • 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 30, 2019, the endowment value was $3.4 billion. During fiscal year 2019, 386 grants were awarded for a total of $152 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 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 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 issues an annual report that includes information about its budget as well as financial and investment reports. View them here.   
The Corporation’s CIO, Kim Lew, during an interview with The Economist Group about the investment strategy for the foundation’s endowment.

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Name and Logo Policies

The name “Carnegie Corporation of New York” and logo are the property of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Any use of the name or logo, including use on such items as printed literature, signage, exhibits and displays, publications, interactive media, websites, sponsored program literature and signage, joint publications, letterhead, news releases and/or announcements, must be cleared with the appropriate program officer or the Corporation’s communications department, depending on the nature of the request.

Permission to use the Corporation’s name and/or logo is at the Corporation’s sole discretion based on factors including how each would be used, in what setting, and the implied relationship represented. If usage is permitted, the communications department will supplies the digital files. The logo must be reproduced in its approved colors and formats in accordance with style guidelines that will accompany the appropriate logo files.

Republishing Guidelines for Content

Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. The Corporation encourages the sharing of our content on and permits partial or full reprints, but only with permission. All inquiries should be sent to Celeste Ford, Director of Media Relations, at CFC at carnegie dot org. In general, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

  • Cite Carnegie Corporation of New York as the original source. For example, "This article was first published by Carnegie Corporation of New York."
  • Link the Corporation's name to the URL of the original article on
  • For videos and other multimedia, use the embed code that is provided via
  • Note that Carnegie Corporation of New York cannot extend permissions for third party content, including photographs, graphics and other visual materials, that may have copyright restrictions.