Governance and Policies

Carnegie Corporation of New York is a nonprofit, private foundation established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to do real and permanent good in this world. Carnegie Corporation is governed by an independent Board of Trustees that includes the foundation president. The Board is committed to ensuring that Carnegie Corporation manages its assets to continue Mr. Carnegie's philanthropy in perpetuity.  The Board sets strategy for grantmaking programs to advance the mission and goals set forth by Andrew Carnegie.

Carnegie Corporation of New York and the activities of its trustees and staff members are governed by the following documents:

Equal Employment OpportunityDescribes the foundation’s procedures to ensure fairness in the employment process.
Freedom from HarassmentSets forth extensive procedures for ensuring that all employees are ensured of workplace free from harassment.
Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Trustees and StaffIncludes procedures for avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest by members of the Board of Trustees and staff.
Authorship AgreementDescribes the foundation's copyright policy.
Code of EthicsDescribes the ethical decision-making process that members of the Board of Trustees and staff must adhere to regarding: respect for all persons, transparency, responsibility and accountability.
Whistleblower PolicySets forth the process for reporting malfeasance and outlines procedures for protecting staff and members of the Board of Trustees who present these concerns.
Charter Describes the purposes for which the foundation was organized.
Constitution and BylawsDescribes how the foundation will be managed and responsibilities of board committees.