Carnegie Corporation of New York Board Approves 47 Grants Totaling $40,514,000

At its quarterly meeting held in New York City on December 7, 2017, Carnegie Corporation of New York's board of trustees approved 47 grants totaling $40,514,000. Brief descriptions of each board-approved grant are provided below.

Approved Grants

1International Program

American Councils for International Education, Inc.  Washington, D.C.
18-month grant of $350,000 for Academic Fellowships in Russia (AFR).

Aspen Institute, Inc.  Washington, D.C.
12-month grant of $600,000 for the Congressional Program.

College of William and Mary  Williamsburg, VA
24-month grant of $548,000 for a project analyzing how scholarly knowledge shapes the views of the public, the media, and policy practitioners.

International Institute for Strategic Studies  London, The United Kingdom
24-month grant of $825,000 for a project on Iran, nuclear proliferation, and security in the Middle East, and a project on the implications of cyber weapons, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for strategic nuclear stability.


International Research and Exchanges Board, Inc.  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $900,000 for improving university research administration in Eurasia and Africa.

Johns Hopkins University  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $1,000,000 for support of the Korean Nuclear Security Initiative.

National Security Archive Fund, Inc.  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $1,000,000 for archival programs on U.S.- Russia relations, nuclear security and cooperative threat reduction.

President and Fellows of Harvard College  Cambridge, MA
24-month grant of $670,000 for core support of Managing the Atom.

President and Fellows of Harvard College  Cambridge, MA
24-month grant of $700,000 for the web portal, "Russia Matters."

Princeton University  Princeton, NJ
24-month grant of $700,000 for research, policy engagement, and training to reduce nuclear risks.

RAND Corporation  Santa Monica, CA
24-month grant of $300,000 as a final grant for a project on regional order in post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia.

Regents of the University of Michigan  Ann Arbor, MI
24-month grant of $700,000 for enhancing capacity, building collaborations, and contributing to solutions on marginalized communities in the Arab region.

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)  Kampala, Uganda
24-month grant of $1,500,000 as a one-time grant for a competitive postdoctoral research support program.

ReThink Media  Berkeley, CA
24-month grant of $500,000 for work to strengthen the media capacity of the arms control and disarmament sector.

St Antony's College  Oxford, The United Kingdom
24-month grant of $750,000 for a University Consortium on the relationship between Russia and the West.

University of Pretoria  Hatfield, South Africa
24-month grant of $1,250,000 as a one-time grant for a competitive postdoctoral research support program.

University of the Witwatersrand  Johannesburg, South Africa
24-month grant of $1,950,000 as a one-time grant for a competitive postdoctoral research support program.

US Pugwash  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $771,000. For core support of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

2National Program

Achieve, Inc.  Washington, D.C.
12-month grant of $1,000,000 for a project to support smarter implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards focused on greater supply and increased demand for high-quality aligned science instructional materials. 


Achievement First  New Haven, CT
18-month grant of $1,000,000 for refining and scaling the Greenfield whole school model and diffusing Greenfield practices across the Achievement First Network.

Blue Engine  New York, NY
18-month grant of $600,000 for a project to study the Blue Engine program model involving teaching assistants and mentor teachers to build an evidence base of its impact on instructional practices and student learning.

Center for American Progress  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $950,000 for core support of its immigration policy program.

Chalkbeat  New York, NY
12-month grant of $350,000 for building public understanding around educational equity while giving a voice to families and educators.

Education Leaders of Color  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $1,250,000 for the launch of the Boulder Fund and general operating support.

Education Pioneers, Inc.  Oakland, CA
15-month grant of $700,000. For a project to strengthen leadership development through strengthening a core fellowship program and by activating a growing alumni network.

GreatSchools  Oakland, CA
15-month grant of $1,000,000 for general support.

Innovate Public Schools  San Jose, CA
12-month grant of $300,000 for national organizing work, including the Community Organizer Training Program and the Parent Leader Institute.

Internationals Network for Public Schools, Inc.  New York, NY
24-month grant of $750,000 for strengthening organizational capacity to refine, deepen, and expand the Internationals Network.

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Education Fund, Inc.  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $500,000 for general support.

Leading Educators  New Orleans, LA
24-month grant of $800,000 for a project to develop deep partnerships with school districts to build capacity for district and school leaders to design and implement large-scale initiatives to improve instruction through distributed leadership and professional learning.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.  Los Angeles, CA
24-month grant of $2,000,000 for support of the voting rights litigation working group.

National Association of State Boards of Education  Arlington, VA
15-month grant of $500,000 for stakeholder engagement and communications support about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans for State Board members.

National Mentoring Partnership  Boston, MA
24-month grant of $750,000 for general support.

Neo Philanthropy  New York, NY
12-month grant of $4,500,000 for core support of the Four Freedoms Fund, a donor collaborative on immigrant civic integration at the state level.

New Leaders, Inc.  New York, NY
15-month grant of $800,000 for a project to modify their program-specific model to a competency-based model that utilizes blended learning opportunities for school and district leaders

New Tech Network  Napa, CA
24-month grant of $800,000 for refining and scaling the New Tech school model and diffusing best practices.

New Venture Fund  Washington, D.C.
6-month grant of $300,000 for project support of Learning Heroes to generate a version two of the Readiness Roadmap, a diagnostic guide for parents.

State Voices  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $1,000,000 for general support.

The 74  New York, NY
12-month grant of $350,000 for support for public understanding of new school designs and a parent almanac.

Tides Center  San Francisco, CA
12-month grant of $500,000 for core support of Project Evident.

TNTP, Inc.  Brooklyn, NY
12-month grant of $1,000,000. For general support

UnboundED  Brooklyn, NY
12-month grant of $1,000,000 for a project to increase access to digital open education resources (OER) and curriculum, expand Standards Institutes focused on implementation of OER curriculum, and improve local capacity through the development of leaders of professional learning.

University of California, Berkeley  Berkeley, CA
24-month grant of $500,000 for a Lawrence Hall of Science project to develop and field-test a suite of open source end-of-unit summative assessments that align with middle school performance expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards.

3Special Opportunities Fund

American Association for the Advancement of Science  Washington, D.C.
24-month grant of $400,000 for the creation of the Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues.

Carnegie-Stichting  The Hague, The Netherlands
24-month grant of $1,000,000. For support for sustainable library services at the Peace Palace Library.

New York University  New York, NY
24-month grant of $500,000 for Arabic Collections Online (ACO).

US Friends of Gladstone's Library  Wilmington, DE
36-month grant of $400,000 for support for digitization of Gladstone's correspondence.