Carnegie Corporation of New York Announces Fifteen Million Dollars in Good Neighbor Grants


Once again this year, through the largesse of an anonymous donor, Carnegie Corporation of New York will award one-time good neighbor grants to support small- and medium-size arts organizations throughout New York City with grants equaling ten million dollars. For the first time, the Corporation is also identifying and supporting small- and medium-size social services organizations that work in the city's boroughs and neighborhoods dealing with immigrants, families, youth, education and health, with grants equaling five million dollars.

"These one-time grants to New York City's vibrant nonprofits will offer general support to bolster the infrastructure, growth and basic needs of these grassroots programs to ensure that the people of the five boroughs continue to enjoy the unparalleled artistic and community spirit that has made this city the envy of the world," said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. "We have joined forces, worked together and moved forward after the harrowing tragedy of 9/11 that so devastated the entire city. Although the Corporation is a national foundation, we are proud to be able to support these New York City organizations throughout the boroughs. It is local organizations like these that have helped New York remain resilient and re-energized."

In choosing the cultural organizations, the Corporation sought a mixture of institutions that support arts, poetry, crafts, sculpture, literature, theatre, dance and design in all five boroughs. In all, 198 cultural and arts organizations will receive grants. This year, for the first time, the Corporation is making grants that will directly support 104 social services organizations that work in neighborhoods to put citizens back on their feet. In this time of uncertainty and economic change, many New Yorkers have faced great hardships and have found it difficult to support themselves. The Corporation, recognizing the wishes of the donor, sought a mixture of organizations in terms of geography and mission that work with those who are struggling to get jobs, obtain health and family services, and maintain housing. The list of 302 organizations receiving awards is attached. 

Carnegie Corporation of New York was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." As a grantmaking foundation, the Corporation seeks to carry out Carnegie's vision of philanthropy, which he said should aim "to do real and permanent good in the world." The Corporation's capital fund, originally donated at a value of about $135 million, had a market value of $1.8 billion on September 30, 2003. The Corporation awards grants totaling approximately $80 million a year in the areas of education, international peace and security, international development and strengthening U.S. democracy.


52nd Street Project, Inc.
651 Arts
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Academy of American Poets, Inc.
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Inc.
Alliance for the Arts, Inc.
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
American Craft Museum
American Folk Art Museum
American Museum of the Moving Image
American Music Center, Inc.
American Place Theatre, Inc.
Amigos del Museo del Barrio
Anthology Film Archives
Art in General, Inc.
Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre
Artists Space, Inc.
Arts Connection
Asian American Arts Alliance
Atlantic Theater Company
Ballet Hispanico of New York
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
Bargemusic Ltd.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated
Bloomingdale School of Music Inc.
BMCC/Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Boys Choir of Harlem, Inc.
Bronx Arts Ensemble, Inc.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc.
Bronx County Historical Society
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx River Art Center, Inc.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc.
Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Corp.
Brooklyn Children's Museum Corp.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Information & Culture, Inc.
Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Inc.
Center for Arts Education, Inc.
Center for Jewish History Inc.
Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Inc.
Chamber Music America, Inc.
Checkerboard Foundation Inc.
Chen and Dancers of NYC (H.T. Dance Company, Inc.)
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts
Chinese American Arts Council Inc.
City Center 55th Street Theater Foundation, Inc.
City Lore, Inc.
College of Staten Island Foundation, Inc.
Cool Culture Inc.
Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island
Creative Time, Inc.
Dance NYC
Dance Theater Workshop, Inc.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
Dancewave, Inc.
Dancing In The Streets, Inc.
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc.
Dixon Place
Doing Art Together
Downtown Community Television Center Inc.
Elders Share the Arts
Elizabeth Streb Dance Company (Ringside, Inc.)
En Foco
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Inc.
Exit Art - The First World Inc.
Exploring the Metropolis, Inc.
Film/Video Arts, Inc.
Flea Theatre
Flushing Town Hall (Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Inc.)
Friends of the Louis Armstrong House Inc.
Gateway Symphony of Staten Island, Inc.
Ghetto Film School Inc.
Harlem School of the Arts
Harlem Textile Works
High 5 Tickets to the Arts, Inc.
Highbridge Voices
Historic House Trust of New York City, Inc.
Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art
Horizon Concerts Inc.
Hospital Audiences, Inc.
Hostos Community for the Arts and Culture
International Print Center New York
Irish Repertory Theatre Company, Inc.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Inc.
John A. Noble Collection
Jose Limon Dance Foundation
Joyce Theater Foundation
King Manor Association of Long Island, Inc.
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, Inc.
Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc.
Ma-Yi Filipino Theatre Ensemble Inc.
Mabou Mines Development Foundation, Inc.
Manhattan Class Company, Inc.
Manhattan Theater Club, Inc.
Mark Morris Dance Group
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc.
Materials for the Arts
Meet the Composer, Inc.
Midori Foundation, Inc.
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Co., Inc.
Municipal Art Society of New York
Museum for African Art Inc.
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Museum of Jewish Heritage - Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Museum of the City of New York
Music Outreach - Learning Through Music, Inc.
National Choral Council, Inc.
National Dance Institute, Inc.
Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.
New 42nd Street, Inc. / New Victory Theater
New Dramatists Inc.
New Federal Theatre
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Chinese Cultural Center, Inc.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
New York Hall of Science
New York Historical Society
New York Shakespeare Festival
New York Studio School of Drawing Painting & Sculpture, Inc.
New York Theatre Workshop
New York Youth Symphony, Inc.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Inc.
Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Inc.
Opus 118 Music Center
Orpheon, Inc./The Little Orchestra Society
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Inc.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Inc.
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Paper Bag Players, Inc.
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation
Pearl Theatre Company, Inc.
Performance Space 122, Inc.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc.
Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets House, Inc.
Pregones Touring Puerto Rican Theatre Collection, Inc.
Public Art Fund, Inc.
Publicolor, Inc.
Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc.
Queens College Foundation - Colden Center
Queens Council on the Arts, Inc.
Queens County Farm Museum (Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc.)
Queens Museum of Art
Queens Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc.
Sandy Ground Historical Society Inc.
Saratoga International Theater Institute, Inc.
Shakespeare Project, Inc.
Signature Theatre Company
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc.
Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Soho Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Spanish Theatre Repertory Ltd.
St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts, Inc.
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
Starfish Theatreworks Inc.
Staten Island Botanical Garden, Inc.
Staten Island Children's Museum
Staten Island Historical Society
Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
Staten Island Zoological Society, Inc.
Studio in a School Association
Studio Museum in Harlem, Inc.
Symphony Space
TADA! Theater and Dance Alliance, Inc.
Target Margin Theater, Inc.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc.
The Point (Point Community Development Corp.)
Theater By the Blind
Theatre for a New Audience, Inc.
Theatre for the New City
Third Street Music School Settlement, Inc.
Town Hall Foundation, Inc.
Tribeca Film Festival
Triple Candie Inc.
Trisha Brown Dance Company, Inc.
UrbanGlass/New York Contemporary Glass Center, Inc.
Vineyard Theatre and Workshop Center, Inc.
Wave Hill, Inc.
Women's Project and Productions, Inc.
Wooster Group, Inc.
World Music Institute, Inc.
Young Audiences/New York, Inc.
Young Playwrights, Inc.


A Room to Grow New York, Inc.
Adolescent AIDS Program at Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center
Alianza Dominicana Inc.
Aspira of New York, Inc.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc.
Bowery Mission (Christian Herald Association, Inc.)
Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc.
Broadway Housing Communities Inc.
Callen Lorde Community Health Center (Community Health Project, Inc.)
Career Gear Inc.
Casita Maria, Inc.
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services Inc.
Center for Court Innovation
Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc.
Center for Family Life
Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.
Centro Civico Colombiano Inc.
Children's Health Fund
Chinese American Planning Council Inc.
Citizens Committee for New York City, Inc.
City Harvest, Inc.
City Year New York
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.
Common Ground Community
Community Preservation Corporation
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations (COJECO)
Dominican Women's Development Center
Dress for Success
DWA Fanm
East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
East Side House Settlement
El Puente de Williamsburg Inc.
Food Bank for New York City (Food For Survival, Inc.)
Forest Hills Community House, Inc.
Fortune Society, Inc.
Fountain House Housing Development Fund Company
Fresh Air Fund
Gay Men's Health Crisis Inc.
Gilda's Club New York City
Girls Incorporated
God's Love We Deliver, Inc.
Good Shepherd Services
Grand Street Settlement, Inc.
Haitian Centers Council Inc.
Hale House Foundation, Inc.
Harlem Children's Zone, Inc.
Harlem Dowling Westside Center for Children and Family Services
Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
Heritage Health and Housing, Inc.
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc.
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Homecrest Community Services, Inc.
Housing Works Inc.
Inwood House
Jackie Robinson Center for Physical Culture
John Heuss House
Korean American Family Service Center, Inc.
Learning Leaders, Inc.
Mentoring Partnership of New York
National Center for Disability Services
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
New York Cares, Inc.
New York City Outward Bound Center, Inc.
New York City Rescue Mission
New York Urban League, Inc.
New York Women's Foundation
New Yorkers for Children Inc.
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
NYC Mission Society
Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.
Partnership with Children, Inc.
Phipps Community Development Corporation
Phoenix House Development Fund Inc.
Polish & Slavic Center Inc.
Posse Foundation, Inc.
Project Find
Project Hospitality Inc.
Puppies Behind Bars Inc.
Rachel's Place
Retired Service Volunteer Program
Riverdale Community Center, Inc.
Sakhi for South Asian Women
Samaritan Village Inc.
Sanctuary for Families, Inc.
Selfhelp Community Services Home Attendant Corp.
Sesame Flyers International Inc.
South Asian Youth Action SAYA Inc.
St. Francis Friends of the Poor Inc.
St. Rita's Center for Immigrants & Refugee Services
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center
Union Settlement Association
United Activities Unlimited
University Settlement Society of New York
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc.
Veritas Therapeutic Community Inc.
Village Care of New York Inc.
Virtual Y
West End Intergenerational Residence, HDFC, Inc.
Women In Need Inc.
Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
Yorkville Common Pantry