Featured Organization: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Andrew Carnegie envisioned Carnegie Corporation as a foundation that would “promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.”
In keeping with Andrew Carnegie’s mandate, the foundations work incorporates an affirmation of our historic role as an education foundation but also honors Carnegie’s passion for international peace and the health of our democracy. While Mr. Carnegie’s primary aim was to benefit the people of the United States, he later determined to use a portion of the funds for members of the British overseas Commonwealth. Currently, this area of the foundations grantmaking focuses on selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
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