Carnegie Corporation approves $21 million in grants
July 11, 2012
The New York-based Carnegie Corporation, which was founded by steel baron and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1911, recently announced grants totaling more than $21 million. The funds will be dispersed among 38 recipients that represent the foundation's primary areas of focus - Centennial Grants, External Affairs and the Future of Journalism Education, International Program and National Program.
These focuses reflect Carnegie's original goals of promoting and spreading knowledge and understanding, as well as supporting international peace and democracy.
Recipients of the Centennial Grants include the New York Botanical Garden ($125,000), Carnegie Mellon University ($750,000 for the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences and $250,000 for the Andrew Carnegie Centennial Scholarship in Music) and the Carnegie Hall Society ($375,000).
Programs and institutions that offer International Programs received 18 of the grants awarded during this round of grant making. The Brookings Institution received $700,000 for its foreign policy program, while King's College London was awarded nearly $2 million to support scholars in African Universities and the University of Cambridge received $1.2 million for a partnership with Makerere University and the University of Ghana.
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