Carnegie Corporation gives 26 grants to various educational, community programs
March 29, 2013
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has long been recognized as a major donor to a plethora of nonprofit organizations around the world. Every few months, the group keeps this reputation of goodwill alive by giving out numerous grants and gifts to various foundations, schools and other individuals.
At the corporation's recent March 7 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved 26 more grants to various nonprofits, which total more than $19 million. The groups that will be receiving gifts vary greatly. For instance, the Washington, D.C.-based Center for National Interest will be receiving a $330,000 grant to work on American relations with Middle Eastern and Asian governments. On the other hand, the University of the People, located in California, was given $150,000 to be put toward becoming an accredited college.
It was the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace that was given the largest grant. The nonprofit received a donation of $4.1 million to support various projects currently being undertaken, like the construction of a center in Moscow and an initiative striving for nonproliferation.
The Carnegie Corporation has been in operation since 1911, when founder and famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie established the group to work on promoting education throughout the world.