Education

Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.carnegie.org/

Mission Statement

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 tow major concerns:  international peace and advancing education and knowledge.

Main Programs

  1. National Program
  2. International Program
Service Areas

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International

New York, The United States, and through out the world.

ruling year

1938

Principal Officer since 1997

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Vartan Gregorian

Keywords

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education, understanding, philanthropy, international peace

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EIN

13-1628151

 Number

8466760648

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

National Program

Because the expansion of educational opportunity is inextricably linked to the revitalization of democracy, we have integrated our Education and Strengthening U.S. Democracy programs into a unified National Program and focused our grantmaking on two major goals:

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 2

International Program

We will dedicate our attention and resources toward accomplishing the following:

Galvanize public and policy-level support for the reduction of nuclear weapons and their proliferation risk.

Deepen the international engagement of American expert and policy communities and encourage fresh perspectives on U.S. foreign policy.

Improve U.S., UN and regional organizations' policies designed to assist states emerging from conflict or facing the risk of instability or collapse.

Increase understanding of the diversity of thought, cultures and history of Muslim states and societies, and U.S. engagement with them.

Strengthen universities and academic capacities in sub-Saharan Africa and in Eurasia.

Revitalize public and university libraries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

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International

New York, The United States, and through out the world.

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CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30

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Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Principal Officer

Vartan Gregorian

BIO

Vartan Gregorian is the twelfth president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, a grant-making institution founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. Prior to his current position, which he assumed in June 1997, Gregorian served for nine years as the sixteenth president of Brown University.

He was born in Tabriz, Iran, of Armenian parents, receiving his elementary education in Iran and his secondary education in Lebanon. In 1956 he entered Stanford University, where he majored in history and the humanities, graduating with honors in 1958. He was awarded a Ph.D. in history and humanities from Stanford in 1964.

Gregorian has taught European and Middle Eastern history at San Francisco State College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1972 he joined the University of Pennsylvania faculty and was appointed Tarzian Professor of History and professor of South Asian history. He was founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and four years later became its twenty-third provost until 1981.

For eight years (1981-1989), Gregorian served as a president of the New York Public Library, an institution with a network of four research libraries and eighty-three circulating libraries. In 1989 he was appointed president of Brown University.

Gregorian is the author of The Road To Home: My Life And Times, Islam: A Mosaic, Not A Monolith, and The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan, 1880-1946. A Phi Beta Kappa and a Ford Foundation Foreign Area Training Fellow, he is a recipient of numerous fellowships, including those from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council and the American Philosophical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. In 1969, he received the Danforth Foundation’s E.H. Harbison Distinguished Teaching Award.

He serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Human Rights Watch, The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and the Museum of Modern Art. He served on the boards of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Aga Khan University, The McGraw-Hill Companies, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has been decorated by the French, Italian, Austrian and Portuguese governments. His numerous civic and academic honors include some fifty-six honorary degrees, including those from Brown, Dartmouth, Drew, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the City University of New York, Rutgers, Tufts, New York University, University of Aberdeen, The Juilliard School, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fordham University, The Pennsylvania State University and San Francisco State University.

In 1986, Gregorian was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and in 1989 the American Academy of the Institute of Arts and Letters’ Gold Medal for Service to the Arts. In 1998, President Clinton awarded him the National Humanities Medal. In 2004, President Bush awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civil award. He has been honored by various cultural and professional associations, including the Urban League, the League of Women Voters, the Players Club, PEN-American Center, Literacy Volunteers of New York, the American Institute of Architects and the Charles A. Dana Foundation. He has been honored by the city and state of New York, the states of Massachusetts, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, and the cities of Fresno, Austin, Providence and San Francisco.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Thomas H. Kean

Chairman, THK Consulting

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