NYC Arts And Social Service Organizations Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $60m Over Next 2 Years Through Anonymous Donation


Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced 542 two-year grants totaling more than $60 million to support arts and social service organizations located in each of the city's five boroughs. The grants are being made for the seventh consecutive year through the generosity of an anonymous donor who, with the inclusion of the latest gift, will have provided more than $175 million to Carnegie in critical support of New York’s nonprofit community since 2002.

Carnegie Corporation is pleased to announce that organizations receiving awards this year will get an additional dimension of support—technical assistance in the form of a voluntary, comprehensive capacity strengthening program, including workshops and one-on-one consulting. Services for arts grantees will be administered by Michael M. Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, who has worked with national and international arts organizations on strategic planning, marketing and other development issues. Social service organizations will be provided similar assistance from Community Resource Exchange, a New York-based consulting firm that works with NYC nonprofits on program measurement, board development, and fundraising, among other services. This administrative support, valued at over $2.5 million, is being provided at the donor’s request to enhance the value of the grant funds and further each organization’s long term goals.

For the first time in the program’s history, grantees have been given a two-year commitment, which coupled with the technical assistance program, is designed to help each of the awardees build their organizational capacity and achieve long-term development goals. More than $30 million is being awarded for this grant term. The second installments of the grants, also totaling $30 million, will be awarded in Spring 2009.

As has been the practice in the past, grantees are broadly representative, geographically and in mission, of the city’s neighborhood-based arts, cultural and social service organizations. Among the arts grantees are organizations like St. Ann's Warehouse, a live performance space in DUMBO, St. George’s Theater, a performing arts venue in Staten Island and Bronx-based The Point, which fosters cultural revitalization in Hunts Point. In the social service arena, grantees include Sunnyside Community Services, serving residents from children to seniors in western Queens communities, and Manhattan-based Nontraditional Employment for Women, which prepares women for jobs in the construction industry. There are 542 grantees.

“We are honored and gratified by the trust this single donor has placed in Carnegie Corporation of New York and in our record of philanthropy during the past seven years,” said Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian in announcing the grants. “Since 2002, in conformity with the donor’s wishes, we have selected small and medium-sized New York City-based and registered organizations that serve the public through the arts and social services. At the donor’s request, we are also thrilled that support is being provided for capacity-building skills to equip these organizations 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. All New Yorkers owe a great debt of gratitude to the anonymous donor for assisting the missions of the myriad social service and arts organizations. Once again, this donor has given generosity a good name.”

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.
651 Arts
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Abingdon Theatre Company
Academy of American Poets
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
American Folk Art Museum
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, Inc.
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
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
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, Inc.
Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Inc.
Brooklyn Ballet
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Corporation
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Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Inc
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, Inc.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Builders Association
Career Transition for Dancers, Inc
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Center for Book Arts
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Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Inc.
Chamber Music America, Inc.
Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Cherry Lane Theatre
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Children's Museum of Manhattan
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City Center 55th Street Theater Foundation, Inc.
City Lights Youth Theatre
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City Parks Foundation
Classical Stage Company
Classical Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
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College of Staten Island Center for the Performing Arts
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Downtown Community Television Center
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Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
En Foco, Inc.
Ensemble Studio Theatre
Epic Theatre Ensemble
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Flamenco Latino, Inc.
Flea Theatre
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Inc.
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Friends of Materials for the Arts
Ghetto Film School, Inc.
H.T. Chen Dance Company, Inc.
Haelakala (The Kitchen)
Hands On Sign Interpreted Performances, Inc.
Harlem Arts Alliance
Harlem School of the Arts
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Heart of Brooklyn Cultural Institutions, Inc.
HERE Arts Center
High 5 Tickets to the Arts
Highbridge Voices Corporation
Historic House Trust of New York City, Inc.
Hospital Audiences, Inc. (HAI)
Hostos Community for the Arts and Culture
Ice Theatre of New York
Ifetayo Cultural Arts
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.
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Jewish Children's Museum
John A. Noble Collection
Jose Limon Dance Foundation, Inc.
Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc.
Kaufman Center
Kentler International Drawing Space, Inc.
King Manor Association of Long Island, Inc.
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, Inc.
Labyrinth Theater Company
Lark Theatre Company
Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
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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
Marquis Studios, Ltd.
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
Ma-Yi Filipino Theatre Ensemble, Inc.
Meet The Composer, Inc.
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation
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
Museum of the American Indian
Museum of the City of New York
Music Outreach-Learning through Music, Inc.
Musica de Camara
National Choral Council, Inc.
National Dance Institute
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
New York Foundation for the Arts
New York Hall of Science
New York Historical Society
New York Shakespeare Festival (The Public Theater)
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, Inc.
New York Theatre Workshop, Inc.
New York Youth Symphony, Inc.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
NYC Performing Arts Spaces (fka Exploring Metropolis, 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
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Paper Bag Players, Inc.
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, Inc.
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 Theater, 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, Inc.
Rush Philanthrophic Arts Foundation
Sandy Ground Historical Society, Inc.
Saratoga International Theatre Institute, Inc.
Second Stage Theatre
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)
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Soho Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Sound Portraits Productions, Inc
Spanish Theatre Repertory, Ltd
St. Ann's Center for Restoration
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.
Target Margin Theatre, Inc.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc.
The Drama League
The Drawing Center
The Field
The Foundry Theatre
The Tank, Ltd.
The Writers Room
Theater Breaking Through Barriers Corp. (fka Theatre by the Blind)
Theater for a New Audience
Theater for the New City
Theatre Communications Group, Inc.
Theatre Development Fund (TDF)
Third Street Music School Settlement, Inc.
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.
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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
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Aspira of New York, Inc.
Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE)
Association to Benefit Children (ABC)
Audubon Partnership for Economic Development
Baby Buggy, Inc.
Bay Ridge Community Service Center
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation- social services
Best Buddies New York
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York
Binding Together
Bottomless Closet
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc (BRC)
Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc.
Broadway Housing Communities, Inc.
Brooklyn USA Athletic Association Inc./Jackie Robinson Center for Physical Culture
Burden Center for the Aging, 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
Casa Atabex Ache
Casita Maria, Inc.
Cathedral Community Cares
Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens
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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
Childcare 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)
Citizens Advice Bureau
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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
Community Resource Exchange
Community Service Society of NY (RSVP Program)
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)
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Crown Heights Youth Collective, Inc.
Days of Taste (From Farm to Table)
Doe Fund, Inc.
Dome Project , Inc.
Dominican Women's Development Center
Dominico-American Society of Queens
Dorot, Inc.
Dress for Success
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
Forest Hills Community House (Queens Community House)
Fortune Society, Inc.
Foster Pride
Fountain House, Inc
Fresh Air Fund
Friends of Island Academy, Inc.
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Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc.
GEMS-Girls Education and Mentoring Service
Gilda's Club New York City, Inc.
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God's Love We Deliver
Good Shepherd Services
Graham Windham
Grand Street Settlement, 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.
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Homecrest Community Services, Inc.
Hour Children
Hudson Guild
Indochina Sino-American Senior Citizen Center, Inc.
inMotion, Inc.
Institute for Urban Family Health, Inc
Inwood House
Iris House
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
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.
Korean Youth Center of New York
La Asociacion Benefica Cultural Father Billini
Learning Leaders, Inc
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence
Make the Road New York (fka Latin American Integration Center)
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 Center for Disability Services (Abilities!)
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 (NYAWC)
New York Cares, Inc
New York Center for Interpersonal Development/YPIS of Staten Island
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 Martin Luther King, Jr. 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
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New York University Child Study Center
One Stop Senior Services
Partnership for the Homeless
Partnership with Children, Inc.
Peer Health Exchange
Per Scholas, Inc
Phipps Houses
Phoenix House Development Fund
Polish & Slavic Center
Posse Foundation, Inc.
Project Greenhope
Project Hospitality, Inc.
Project Reach Youth, Inc.
Project Sunshine, Inc
Providence House, Inc.
Puppies Behind Bars
RACCOON, Inc. (Reconciliation and Culture Cooperation Network)
Rachel's Place
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.
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 (Structured Employment Economic Development)
Selfhelp Community Services Home Attendant Corp.
Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)
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
St. Rita's Center for Immigrant & Refugee Services
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc.
STRIVE/East Harlem Employment Services, Inc.
Sunnyside Community Services
Taproot Foundation
The Door-A Center of Alternatives, Inc
The Hope Program, Inc.
The Urban Dove
Turnaround for Children, Inc
Union Settlement Association, Inc.
United Activities Unlimited
University Settlement Society of New York
Uth Turn (Fund for Community Leadership Development, Inc)
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, 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
Yorkville Common Pantry
You Gotta Believe!
Youth Communication