New York City Arts and Social Service Organizations Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $30 Million


Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced 530 grants totaling more than $30 million to support arts and social service organizations located in each of the city's five boroughs. The awards are being made possible for the sixth consecutive year through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Since the awards were initiated in 2002, more than 550 New York City nonprofit organizations have received over $115 million. 

Grant recipients are selected in accordance with the donor's intent to support a broadly representative cross section of neighborhood-based arts, cultural and social service organizations. These organizations extend their reach into our city's local communities throughout the five boroughs, nourishing both the city's artists and its cultural life, and helping to meet the myriad social needs of millions of New Yorkers. 

Artistic and cultural organizations include those involved in poetry, dance, crafts, sculpture, painting, literature, music, theatre, design, and arts education. The social service organizations serve New Yorkers in need of shelter, food, counseling, job training and health services. "The many organizations supported by these grants promote a collective sense of common identity as New Yorkers that adds to the city's strength and vibrancy" said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. "Their work is an acknowledgement of New Yorkers' abiding commitment to maintaining - and strengthening - the quality of social services so that all may enjoy city life. And by engaging us through the arts in their many forms, these organizations allow all New Yorkers an opportunity to celebrate our humanity and reflect upon our aspirations." 

Carnegie Corporation of New York was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." For over 95 years the Corporation has carried out Carnegie's vision of philanthropy by building on his two major concerns: international peace and advancing education and knowledge. As a grantmaking foundation, the Corporation will invest more than $85 million this year in nonprofits to fulfill Mr. Carnegie's mission, "to do real and permanent good in this world." The Corporation's capital fund, originally donated at a value of about $135 million, had a market value of $2.5 billion on September 30, 2006.

The range of the work supported by the grants includes groups such as Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, a Bronx-based contemporary modern dance company; Harlem Educational Activities Fund, a college preparation program for economically disadvantaged students; Hour Children, a Queens group that offers job training, housing and childcare to formerly incarcerated mothers; Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, a Brooklyn-based group serving diverse communities with a range of after school and other support services; and Staten Island Children's Museum, which serves the schools, families and general public on Staten Island. 

The grants made in 2007 include:


100 Hispanic Women
Abraham House, Inc.
After Hours Project
Agenda for Children Tomorrow
Agudath Israel of America Inc.
Alianza Dominicana Inc.
Alpha Workshops
Amethyst House, Inc.
Amethyst Womens Project Inc.
Armory Foundation
Asian American Federation of New York
Asian Americans for Equality, Inc.
Asociaciones Dominicanas
Aspira of New York, Inc.
Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless
Association to Benefit Children (ABC)
Audubon Partnership for Economic Development LDC
Baby Buggy
Bay Ridge Community Service Center
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation - Social Services
Best Buddies New York
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc.
Binding Together
Bowery Residents Committee (BRC)
Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc.
Broadway Housing Communities Inc.
Brooklyn USA Athletic Association, Inc. (Jackie Robinson Center for Physical Culture)
Burden Center for the Aging
Capuchin Food Pantries
Career Gear Inc.
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc.
Caribbean American Center of New York Inc.
Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc.
Casa Atabex Ache
Casita Maria, Inc.
Cathedral Community Cares
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services Inc.
Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc.
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
Center for the Advancement of Health
Center for Family Representation
Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.
Chess-In-The-Schools, Inc.
Child Abuse Prevention Program Inc.
Childcare Inc.
Children's Aid Society
Children's Health Fund
Chinese American Planning Council Inc.
Christian Herald Association, Inc. (The Bowery Mission)
Church Avenue Merchants Block Association
Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens For NYC Inc.
City Harvest, Inc.
City Year New York
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.
Common Ground Community Housing Development Fund Corp Inc.
Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, Inc.
Community Health Project Inc.
Community Resource Exchange, Inc.
Community Service Society of New York (RSVP Program)
Coro New York Leadership Center
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Correctional Association of New York
Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations, Inc.
Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush, Inc.
Council of Peoples Organization Inc.
Crown Heights Youth Collective
Days of Taste
Doe Fund, Inc.
Dominican Women's Development Center
Dominico-American Society of Queens Inc.
Dorot, Inc.
Dress for Success
Dwa Fanm
East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
East Side House Settlement
Educational Alliance
El Puente de Williamsburg, Inc.
Episcopal Social Services of New York, Inc.
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Find Aid for the Aged, Inc.
Flushing Jewish Community Council, Inc.
Food Bank for New York City
Forest Hills Community House, Inc.
Fortune Society
Foster Pride
Fountain House, Inc.
Fresh Air Fund
Friends of Island Academy
Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation
Gay Men's Health Crisis Inc.
GEMS - Girls Education and Mentoring Service Inc.
Gilda's Club New York City Inc.
Girls Incorporated of New York City
God's Love We Deliver, Inc.
Good Shepherd Services
Graham Windham
Grand Street Settlement, Inc.
Haitian Centers Council Inc.
Hale House Foundation, Inc.
Hamilton Madison House
Harlem Children's Zone, Inc.
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.
Harlem Dowling Westside Center for Children and Family Services
Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
Harlem RBI
Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc.
Health Advocates for Older People
Hebrew Free Loan Society
Henry Street Settlement
Heritage Health and Housing, Inc.
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc.
Highbridge Community Life Center, Inc.
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Homecrest Community Services, Inc.
Hour Children Inc.
Hudson Guild
Indochina Sino-American Senior Citizen Center Inc.
InMotion, Inc.
Institute for Urban Family Health
Inwood House
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
John Heuss House
Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Inc.
Korean American Family Service Center, Inc.
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
Korean Youth Center of New York
La Asociacion Benefica Cultural Father Billini
Latin American Integration Center
Learning Leaders, Inc.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence
Manhattan Children's Advocacy Center
Margarita Camche Smoking Cessation Clinic
Mentoring Partnership of New York
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
Montefiore Medical Center, Adolescent AIDS Program
Montefiore Medical Center, Women's Center for HIV
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program
National Center for Disability Services
National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education
National Society for Hebrew Day Schools
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Inc.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
New Heights Neighborhood Center Inc.
New Settlement Apartments
New York Asian Women's Center
New York Cares, Inc.
New York Center for Interpersonal Development/YPIS of Staten Island
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
New York City Mission Society
New York City Outward Bound Center, Inc.
New York City Rescue Mission
New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolence
New York University Child Study Center
New York Urban League, Inc.
New York Women's Foundation
New Yorkers for Children Inc.
Nontraditional Employment for Women
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
NPowerNY, Inc.
One Stop Senior Services
Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.
Partnership with Children, Inc.
Per Scholas, Inc.
Phipps Houses
Phoenix House Development Fund, Inc.
Polish & Slavic Center, Inc.
Posse Foundation
Project Greenhope
Project Hospitality Inc.
Project Reach Youth
Project Sunshine
Providence House, Inc.
Puppies Behind Bars Inc.
Raccoon, Inc.
Rachel's Place 
Rhinelander Children's Center
Riverdale Community Center, Inc.
Riverdale Neighborhood House
Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corp.
Ronald McDonald House
Room to Grow National, Inc.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Safe Space NYC, Inc.
Sakhi for South Asian Women
Samaritan Foundation, Inc.
Sanctuary for Families, Inc.
SCAN New York Volunteer Parent-Aides Association
Seaman's Society for Children & Families
Search and Care
Seedco (Structured Employment Economic Development.)
Selfhelp Community Services Home Attendant Corp.
Senior Action in a Gay Environment, Inc.
Sesame Flyers International Inc.
South Asian Youth Action SAYA Inc.
Southern Queens Park Association
Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation
St. Francis Friends of the Poor Inc.
St. Matthew's & St. Timothy's Neighborhood Center
St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corp.
St. Raymond Community Outreach, Inc.
St. Rita's Center for Immigrants & Refugee Services
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center
Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc.
STRIVE - East Harlem Employment Services, Inc.
Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
Taproot Foundation
The Dome Project
The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Inc.
The Hope Program, Inc.
The Urban Dove
Turnaround for Children
Union Settlement Association
United Activities Unlimited, Inc.
University Settlement Society of New York
Uth Turn
Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Inc.
Vera Institute Of Justice, Inc.
Veritas Therapeutic Community Foundation, Inc.
Village Care of New York Inc.
VIP Community Services
Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Children & Family Services
Vocational Foundation, Inc.
West End Intergenerational Residence, HDFC, Inc.
William F. Ryan Community Health Center
Women In Need, Inc.
Women's Venture Fund, Inc.
YMCA of Greater New York - Virtual Y
Yorkville Common Pantry
You Gotta Believe
Youth Communication


52nd Street Project, Inc.
651 Arts
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Abingdon Theatre Company
Academy of American Poets, Inc.
AIA Center for Architecture
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Inc.
Alliance for the Arts, Inc.
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Inc.
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Amas Musical Theatre, Inc.
American Ballroom Theater Company
American Folk Art Museum
American Jewish Historical Society
American Museum of the Moving Image
American Music Center, Inc.
American Place Theatre, Inc.
American Symphony Orchestra League
Amigos del Museo del Barrio
Anthology Film Archives
Apollo Theater Foundation
Art Education for the Blind
Art in General, Inc.
Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre Inc.
Artists Space, Inc.
Arts Connection
Asian American Arts Alliance
Atlantic Theater Company
Bang On A Can
Ballet Hispanico of New York
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
Bargemusic Ltd.
Baryshnikov Dance Foundation
Batoto Yetu
Bayside Historical Society
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated
Bloomingdale School of Music Inc.
Borough of Manhattan Community College Performing Arts Center, 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 Arts Exchange, Inc.
Brooklyn Ballet
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Corporation
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Information & Culture, Inc.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, Inc.
Builders Association
Career Transitions for Dancers
Caribbean Cultural Center
Center for Arts Education Inc.
Center for Book Arts
Center for Jewish History, Inc.
Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Inc.
Chamber Music America, Inc.
Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Cherry Lane Theatre
Children's Art Carnival
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts, Inc.
Chinese American Arts Council Inc.
City Center 55th Street Theater Foundation, Inc.
City Lights Youth Theater
City Lore, Inc.
Classic Stage Company
Classical Theatre of Harlem Inc.
College of Staten Island Foundation, Inc.
Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc. d/b/a Queens County Farm Museum
Coney Island USA
Cool Culture Inc.
Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island
Creative Time, Inc.
Culture Project
Dance New Amsterdam
Dance Theater Workshop, Inc.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
Dance USA
Dancewave, Inc.
Dancing In The Streets, Inc.
Danspace Project, Inc.
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc.
Dieu Donne Paper Mill
Discalced, Inc. (Mark Morris Dance Group)
Dixon Place
Doing Art Together Inc.
Downtown Community Television Center Inc.
Elders Share The Arts
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
En Foco, Inc.
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Inc.
Epic Theatre Center Inc.
Ethel's Foundation for the Arts
Exit Art - The First World Inc.
Exploring the Metropolis, Inc.
Flamenco Latino
Flea Theatre
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Inc.
Flux Factory
Frank Silvera Writers Workshop Foundation, Inc.
Friends of Materials for the Arts
Ghetto Film School Inc.
H.T. Dance Company, Inc.
Hands On Sign Interpreted Performances, Inc.
Harlem Arts Alliance
Harlem School of the Arts
Harlem Textile Works Ltd.
Heart of Brooklyn Cultural Institutions, Inc.
High 5 Tickets to the Arts, Inc.
Highbridge Voices Corporation
Historic House Trust of New York City, Inc.
Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art (HERE)
Hospital Audiences, Inc.
Hostos Community for the Arts and Culture
Ice Theatre of New York
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Facility, Inc.
International Print Center New York
Irish Repertory Theatre Company, Inc.
Irondale Productions, Inc.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, Inc.
Jacques Marchais Center of Tibetan Art
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Inc.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazzmobile, Inc.
Jewish Children's Museum
John A. Noble Collection
Jose Limon Dance Foundation
Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc.
Kentler International Drawing Space
King Manor Association of Long Island, Inc.
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, Inc.
Labyrinth Theater Company
Lark Play Development Center
Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Louis Armstrong House & Archives
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 School of Music
Manhattan Theater Club, Inc.
Mariachi Academy
Marquis Studios Ltd.
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc.
Meet the Composer, Inc.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Midori Foundation, Inc.
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Co., Inc.
Mint Theater Company
Moving Image/Film Forum
Museum for African Art
Museum of Arts and Design
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.
Musica de Camara
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, Inc.
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.
Our Time
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.
Pick-Up Performance Company, Inc.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc.
Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets House Inc.
Point Community Development Corporation
Pregones Touring Puerto Rican Theatre Collection, Inc.
Primary Stages Company Inc.
Public Art Fund Inc.
Publicolor, Inc.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Inc.
Pulse Ensemble Theatre Inc.
Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc.
Queens College Foundation, Inc. - Colden Center
Queens Council on the Arts, Inc.
Queens Museum of Art
Queens Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc.
Quintet of the Americas, Inc.
Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre
Readers Theater Workshop/InCollaboration
Redhawk Indian Arts Council
Ringside, Inc. (Elizabeth Streb Dance Company)
Riverside Symphony
Roundabout Theatre Company
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation
Sandy Ground Historical Society Inc.
Saratoga International Theater Institute, Inc.
Second Stage Theatre, Inc.
Signature Theatre Company, Inc.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc.
Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History
Society of the Educational Arts
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Soho Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Sound Portraits Productions
Spanish Theatre Repertory Ltd.
St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts, Inc.
St. George Theater
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Inc.
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.
Sundog Theater
Symphony Space
TADA! Theater and Dance Alliance, Inc.
Target Margin Theater, Inc.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc.
The Drama League
The Drawing Center, Inc.
The Field
The Foundry Theatre
The Tank
The Writer's Room
Theater By The Blind
Theatre Development Fund
Theater for the New City
Theatre Communications Group, Inc.
Theatre for a New Audience, Inc.
Third Street Music School Settlement, Inc.
Topaz Arts Inc.
Town Hall Foundation, Inc.
Triangle Arts Association Limited
Tribeca Film Institute Inc.
Triple Candie Inc.
Trisha Brown Dance Company, Inc.
Urban Stages
UrbanGlass/New York Contemporary Glass Center, Inc.
Vineyard Theatre and Workshop Center, Inc.
Wave Hill, Inc.
White Columns
Women's Project and Productions, Inc.
Wooster Group, Inc.
World Music Institute, Inc.
Yangtze Rep Theater of America
York Theatre Company
Young Audiences/New York, Inc.
Young Playwrights, Inc.