NYC Arts and Social Service Organizations Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $30 Million


Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced 537 grants totaling more than $30 million to support arts and social service organizations located in all five boroughs of New York City. The grants are the second installment of a two-year commitment made in 2008; they represent the eighth consecutive year of grant-making through the generosity of an anonymous donor. This year’s gift will bring the total support to Carnegie Corporation to more than $175 million since 2002.

Carnegie Corporation is pleased that after a successful year of technical assistance in the form of a voluntary, comprehensive capacity strengthening program, including workshops and one-on-one consulting, the offerings will be supplemented to respond to the current economic conditions. A special session will be held for arts groups in July, where Michael M. Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, who has worked with the organizations over the past year, will share specific ideas for responding to the downturn. Social service organizations will receive similarly tailored assistance from Community Resource Exchange, a New York-based social change consulting firm that has been providing technical assistance to grantees since last summer. This administrative support, valued at over $2.5 million, is also being provided at the donor’s request to further enhance the grant funds and each organization’s long term goals.

Thus far, grantees have participated in a range of technical assistance offerings that have improved their ability to deliver services. Bonnie Stone, President and CEO of Women in Need (WIN), a citywide agency supporting homeless families, said, "WIN has developed a new staff development strategy utilizing some of the ideas in the CRE workshops we attended, and we will also be implementing some of the ideas we learned about in our current research and evaluation methods. The seminars were a great networking opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, and offered a unique opportunity to find support from the nonprofit community in regards to the recent economic downturn."

This is an unprecedented level of technical support, which is especially needed at this time," saysTerry Greiss, Executive Director of Irondale Ensemble Project, a theater company based in the BAM cultural district. "Mr. Kaiser’s presentation was inspiring, and the nitty-gritty development presentations were very useful, not only for perspective and priority but also for the content. Even in economically difficult times, there’s a sense of optimism that comes from Michael and his colleagues that encourages us and allows us to encourage our company members, our board, our funders and our community."

"Over the past eight years, Carnegie Corporation of New York has established an important collaborative relationship that leverages the donor’s, and this foundation’s, respective reverence for and deep knowledge of philanthropy and its power to effect positive change," said Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian in announcing the 2009 grants. "In 2002, Carnegie Corporation began a collaboration with this philanthropist. The donor’s commitment then to small and medium-sized New York City-based and registered organizations was as timely and critical as today’s tailored response is to equipping these organizations with capacity-building skills for years of continued growth and service to the city."

Gregorian continued, "The work that these organizations have done—and will continue to do—and the sense of community they foster, demonstrate the vibrant, dynamic nature of the city. "

Carnegie Corporation of New York was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding."


52nd Street Project, Inc.
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Abingdon Theatre Company
Academy of American Poets
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Inc.
Alliance for the Arts, Inc.
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
AMAS Musical Theatre, Inc.
American Ballroom Theater (ABeT)
American Folk Art Museum
American Institute of Architects (AIA Center)
American Jewish Historical Society
American Museum of the Moving Image
American Music Center, Inc.
American Place Theater, Inc
American Symphony Orchestra League
Amigos del Museo del Barrio
Anthology Film Archives, Inc.
Apollo Theater Foundation Inc.
Art Education for the Blind
Art In General
Art Students League of New York
Arthur Aviles Typical Theater
Artists Space, Inc.
Arts Connection, Inc.
Asian American Arts Alliance
Atlantic Theater Company
Ballet Hispanico of New York
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
Bang on a Can
Baryshnikov Dance Foundation
Batoto Yetu, Inc.
Bayside Historical Society
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Billie Holiday Theatre
Bloomingdale School of Music, Inc.
Borough of Manhattan Community College Performing Arts Center
Bronx Arts Ensemble, Inc.
Bronx Council on the Arts
Bronx County Historical Society
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx River Arts Center, Inc.
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Inc.
Brooklyn Ballet
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Center for the Perfoming Arts (College Community Services Inc.)
Brooklyn Children's Museum Corp
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Information & Culture
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, Inc.
Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music
Builders Association
Career Transition for Dancers, Inc
Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute
Center for Arts Education
Center for Book Arts
Center for Jewish History
Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Inc.
Chamber Music America, Inc.
Chashama, Inc.
Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Cherry Lane Alternative, Inc
Children's Art Carnival
Children's Museum of Manhattan (GAME)
Children's Museum of the Arts
Chinese American Arts Council, Inc.
City Lights Youth Theatre, Inc.
City Lore, Inc.
City Parks Foundation
Cityarts, Inc.
Classical Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
Clubbed Thumb Inc.
College of Staten Island Center for the Performing Arts
Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc.
Coney Island USA
Cool Culture
Cooper Hewitt Museum
Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island
Creative Time, Inc.
CSC Repertory, Ltd.
Culture Project
Cunningham Dance Foundation
Dance New Amsterdam
Dance Theater Workshop, Inc.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
Dancewave, Inc.
Dancing in the Streets, Inc.
Danspace Project, Inc.
DIA Art Foundation
Dieu Donne Paper Mill, Inc.
Dixon Place
Doing Art Together
Downtown Community Television Center
Drama League
Drawing Center
Dreamyard Drama Project, 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
Find Your Voice, Inc.
Flamenco Latino, Inc.
Flea Theater, Inc.
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Inc.
Flux Factory, Inc.
Foundry Theatre
Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop Foundation, Inc.
Friends of Materials for the Arts
Ghetto Film School, Inc.
H.T. Chen 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.
HERE Arts Center
High 5 Tickets to the Arts
Highbridge Voices Corporation
Historic House Trust of NYC, Inc.
Hospital Audiences, Inc. (HAI)
Hostos Community College Foundation
Ice Theatre of New York
Ifetayo Cultural Arts
In Collaboration, Inc.
International Arts Relations, Inc. (INTAR)
International Print Center New York
Irish Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Irondale Productions, Inc.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
Jacques Marchais Center of Tibetan Art, Inc.
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.
Jazzmobile, Inc.
Jewish Children's Museum
Jose Limon Dance Foundation, Inc.
Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc.
Kaufman Center
Kentler International Drawing Space, Inc.
King Manor Association of Long Island, Inc.
Kings Majestic Corporation
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, Inc.
Labyrinth Theater Company
Lark Theatre Company
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
Mabou Mines Development Foundation
Manhattan Class Company, Inc.
Manhattan School of Music
Manhattan Theater Club, Inc.
Mariachi Academy of New York
Mark Morris Dance Company
Marquis Studios, Ltd.
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
Ma-Yi Theater Ensemble, Inc.
Meet The Composer, Inc.
Midori Foundation, Inc.
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
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
Museum of the American Indian
Museum of the City of New York
Music Outreach/Learning through Music, Inc.
Musica de Camera, Inc.
National Choral Council
National Dance Institute
Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.
New 42nd Street
New Dramatists
New Federal Theatre, Inc.
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Chinese Cultural Center
New York City Center, Inc.
New York Foundation for the Arts
New York Hall of Science
New York Historical Society
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Inc.
New York Theatre Workshop, Inc.
New York Youth Symphony, Inc.
Noble Maritime Collection
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
NYC Performing Arts Spaces
Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Inc.
Opus 118 Harlem School of Music
Orpheon Inc, Little Orchestra Society
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Inc.
Our Time Theatre Company, Inc.
P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Paper Bag Players
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, Inc.
Pearl Theater Company, Inc.
Performance Space 122, Inc.
Performance Zone (The Field)
Pick-Up Performance Company
Playwrights Horizons, Inc.
Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets House, Inc.
POINT Community Development Corporation
Pregones Touring Puerto Rican Theater Collection, Inc.
Primary Stages Company, Inc.
Public Art Fund, Inc.
Public Theater
Publicolor, Inc.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Co., Inc.
Pulse Ensemble Theater, Inc.
Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc.
Queens College Foundation, Inc.
Queens Council on the Arts
Queens Museum of Art
Queens Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Queens Theatre in the Park
Quintet of the Americas, Inc.
Rattlestick Productions, Inc
RedHawk Indian Arts
Ringside, Inc. (aka STREB)
Riverside Symphony, Inc.
Roundabout Theatre Company, Inc.
RUSH Philanthrophic Arts Foundation
Sandy Ground Historical Society
Saratoga International Theater Institute, Inc.
Second Stage Theater
Signature Theater Company
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc
Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History
Society of the Educational Arts, Inc (SEA)
Society of Third Street Music School Settlement, Inc.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Soho Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Sound Portraits Productions, Inc
Spanish Repertory Theatre, Ltd. (aka Repertorio Espanol)
St. Ann's Warehouse, Inc
St. George Theater
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Inc.
Staten Island Botanical Garden, Inc.
Staten Island Children's Museum
Staten Island Historical Society
Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences
Staten Island Zoological Society, Inc.
Studio in a School Association
Studio Museum in Harlem
Sundog Theater, Inc.
Symphony Space, Inc.
TADA! Theatre and Dance Alliance, Inc.
Tank, Ltd.
Target Margin Theatre, Inc.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc.
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Corp.
Theater for a New Audience
Theater for the New City
Theatre Communications Group, Inc.
Theatre Development Fund (TDF)
Topaz Arts, Inc.
Town Hall Foundation
Triangle Arts Association Ltd
Tribeca Film Institute
Triple Candie, Inc
Trisha Brown Company, Inc.
Urban Stages
UrbanGlass: New York Contemporary Glass Center
Vineyard Theatre and Workshop Center, Inc.
Wave Hill, Inc.
White Columns, Inc
Women's Project and Productions, Inc.
Wooster Group, Inc.
World Music Institute, Inc.
Writers Room
Yangtze Repertory Theater of America, Inc.
York Theatre Company, Inc.
Young Audiences New York, Inc.
Young Playwrights, Inc.


100 Hispanic Women, Inc.
Abraham House, Inc
After Hours Project
Agenda for Children Tomorrow (ACTNYC)
Agudath Israel of America, Inc.
Alianza Dominicana
Alpha Workshops
Amethyst House
Amethyst Women's Project, Inc.
Armory Foundation
Asian American Federation
Asian Americans for Equality
Asian Youth Center of New York (Korean Youth Center of NY)
Asociaciones Dominicanas (Nasry Michelen Day Care Center)
Aspira of New York, Inc.
Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE)
Association to Benefit Children
Audubon Partnership for Economic Development
Baby Buggy, Inc.
Bay Ridge Community Service Center
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Best Buddies International
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York
Binding Together
Bottomless Closet
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc
Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc.
Broadway Housing Communities, Inc.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Capuchin Food Pantries
Career Gear
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
Caribbean American Center of New York
Caribbean Women's Health Association
Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc.
Casa Atabex Ache
Casita Maria, Inc.
Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, Cathedral Community Cares
Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, Inc
Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc.
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
Center for Family Representation, Inc.
Center for the Advancement of Health
Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.
Chess In The Schools
Child Abuse Prevention Program
Child Care Inc.
Children's Aid Society
Children's Health Fund
Chinese American Planning Council, Inc.
Christian Herald Association (Bowery Mission)
Church Avenue Merchants Block Association, Inc. (CAMBA)
Church of the Holy Apostles
Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Committee for New York City
City Harvest, Inc
City Year New York
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
COJO Flatbush
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc.
Common Ground Community Housing Development Fund Corp Inc.
Community Association of Progressive Dominicans
Community Resource Exchange
Community Service Society of NY
Cooke Center for Learning and Development
Coro New York Leadership Center
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Correctional Association of New York
Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations (COJECO)
Council of Peoples Organization (COPO)
Crown Heights Youth Collective, Inc.
Doe Fund, Inc.
Dome Project , Inc.
Dominican Women's Development Center
Dominico-American Society of Queens
Door-A Center of Alternatives, Inc
Dorot, Inc.
Dress for Success Worldwide
Dwa Fanm
East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
East Side House Settlement, Inc.
Educational Alliance, Inc.
El Puente de Williamsburg
Episcopal Social Services of New York, Inc.
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc.
FIND Aid for the Aged, Inc.
Flushing Jewish Community Council, Inc.
Food Bank for New York City
Fortune Society, Inc.
Foster Pride
Fountain House, Inc
Fresh Air Fund
Friends of Island Academy, Inc.
From Farm to Table
Fund for Community Leadership Development, Inc. (aka Uth Turn)
Fund for the City of New York / Center for Court Innovation
Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc.
Gilda's Club New York City, Inc.
Girls Education and Mentoring Service (GEMS)
Girls Incorporated
God's Love We Deliver
Good Shepherd Services
Graham Windham
Grand Street Settlement, Inc.
Greenhope Services for Women, Inc
Haitian Centers Council
Hale House Center, Inc.
Hamilton-Madison House
Harlem Children's Zone, Inc.
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc
Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children & Family Service
Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
Harlem RBI, Inc
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
Highbridge Community Life Center, Inc.
Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor of the City of New York
Homecrest Community Services, Inc.
HOPE Program, Inc.
Hour Children
Hudson Guild
Imeinu, Inc (Rachel's Place)
Indochina Sino-American Senior Citizen Center, Inc.
inMotion, Inc.
Institute for Family Health, Inc
Inwood House
Iris House
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
John Heuss House
Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club
Korean American Family Service Center
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
La Asociacion Benefica Cultural Father Billini
Learning Leaders, Inc
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Make the Road New York
Manhattan Children's Advocacy Center
Margarita Camche Smoking Cessation Program
Mentoring Partnership of New York
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
Miracle House
Montefiore Medical Center Adolescent AIDS Program
Montefiore Medical Center Women's Center
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center
Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
Mount Sinai Sexual Assault Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program
National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education
National Society for Hebrew Day School
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Inc
New Alternatives for Children, Inc
New Heights Neighborhood Center, Inc.
New Settlement Apartments
New York Asian Women's Center (NYAWC)
New York Cares, Inc
New York Center for Interpersonal Development
New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
New York City Mission Society
New York City Outward Bound Center
New York City Rescue Mission
New York Metropolitan MLK Center for Non-Violence
New York Urban League
New York Women's Foundation
New Yorkers for Children
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Northside Center for Child Development
Npower NY, Inc
NYU Child Study Center
One Stop Senior Services
Partnership for the Homeless
Partnership with Children, Inc.
Peer Health Exchange
Per Scholas, Inc
Phipps Community Development Corporation
Phoenix House Foundation
Polish Slavic Center
Posse Foundation, Inc.
Project Hospitality, Inc.
Project Reach Youth, Inc.
Project Sunshine, Inc
Providence House, Inc.
Puppies Behind Bars
Queens Community House
RACCOON, Inc. (Reconciliation and Culture Cooperation Network)
ReServe Elder Service, Inc.
Rhinelander Children's Center
Riverdale Community Center, Inc.
Riverdale Neighborhood House, Inc.
Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation
Ronald McDonald House
Room to Grow National, Inc.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Inc.
Safe Space NYC, Inc.
SAGE - Senior Action in a Gay Environment
SAKHI for South Asian Women
Samaritan Foundation, Inc
Sanctuary for Families, Inc.
SCAN New York Volunteer Parent Aides Association
Seaman's Society for Children and Families
Search and Care
Seedco Financial Services, Inc
Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
Sesame Flyers International, Inc.
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA)
Southern Queens Park Association, Inc.
Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation
St. Francis Friends of the Poor, Inc.
St. Matthew's & St. Timothy's Neighborhood Center
St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation
St. Raymond Community Outreach
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc.
STRIVE/East Harlem Employment Services, Inc.
Sunnyside Community Services
Taproot Foundation
Tolentine Zeiser/ St. Rita's Ctr.
Turnaround for Children, Inc
Union Settlement Association, Inc.
United Activities Unlimited
University Settlement Society of New York
Urban Dove
Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Inc.
Vera Institute of Justice
Veritas Therapeutic Community Foundation, Inc.
Village Care of New York
VIP Community Services, Inc.
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
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
Yorkville Common Pantry
You Gotta Believe!
Youth Communication/NY Center, Inc.