Our Grantmaking Philosophy

Carnegie Corporation of New York is a proactive grantmaker.

Program staff identify organizations to implement projects that are designed to help the foundation attain its various programmatic goals. Our aim is to invest in innovative projects that can have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change.

Our approach to grantmaking means that nearly all of the organizations we fund are identified and contacted by Corporation program officers. Intensive and collaborative planning between the Corporation and the institutions it has identified generally precedes the awarding of grants and is an integral step in our grantmaking.

Please read the information on our website about the Corporation’s grantmaking programs, goals and strategies, and any limitations.