Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Carnegie Corporation of New York is a US-based philanthropic fund established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911.

Guided by its funder’s vision, the foundation devotes its effort toward international peace and advancing education and knowledge to support education activities across the United States and, later, the world.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York provided USD 14.5 million for development in 2021 through grantmaking activities. Compared to 2020, this amount represents a decrease of 29.7% in real terms.

In 2021, the Carnegie Corporation of New York provided all its development finance through bilateral channels, most notably universities, research institutes or think tanks (USD 7.8 million) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society (USD 5.6 million).

In 2021, the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s development finance was primarily focused on Africa and the Middle East. USD 10.7 million was allocated to Africa and USD 1.2 million to the Middle East, accounting respectively for 73.6% and 8.6% of development finance. A sum of USD 1.8 million (12.4%) was unspecified by region in 2021.

In 2021, more than half of the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s development finance was allocated to social infrastructure and services. Investments in this area accounted for 85.3% of the Corporation’s development finance (USD 12.4 million), with a strong focus on support for education (USD 10.2 million).

In 2021, the Carnegie Corporation of New York provided the largest shares of its contributions to the goals on partnership for the goals (SDG 17), reduced inequalities (SDG 10), quality education (SDG 4) and peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

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