July 5, 2005  

Carnegie Corporation of New York Announces Twenty Million Dollars in New York City Grants

The Corporation Offers Support to Social Service and Arts Organizations Throughout New York City

For the fourth consecutive year, through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Carnegie Corporation of New York is making grants to small- and medium-sized New York City arts and social service institutions in all five boroughs that contribute to the culture, health, welfare and vibrancy of the city. This year 406 grants will be awarded.

"The Corporation is honored that the donor has chosen us once again to identify and distribute this extraordinary gift," said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Corporation has been able to grant a total of $55 million to New York City-based institutions since 2001 because of the generosity of the anonymous donor who chose the foundation as an institution with the integrity and ability to make the grants. "As in past years, the Corporation has not charged overhead in administering the grants so that the total gift has been distributed to institutions, thus fulfilling our obligation to the donor's intent."

In choosing the 406 institutions, Vartan Gregorian sought to reflect the donor's wishes to reach out to a mixture of neighborhood organizations that touch the artistic life of the city and help to meet the myriad social needs of its citizens. Artistic groups include those involved a wide variety of community performing and visual arts and reflect a wide range of ethnic and classical traditions. "New York is lucky because there are so many exemplary philanthropists who agree with us that the city thrives because of its diverse cultural life. The poetry, dance, music and artistic organizations receiving grants are a testament to the deep cultural strength throughout all five boroughs," said Gregorian. "The wide-ranging, neighborhood-based social service organizations receiving awards reveal a community with a deep well of commitment to the quality of city life." These social service grants are focused on organizations that work in the city's boroughs and neighborhoods and serve immigrants, families, youth, and deal with welfare, education and health needs.

Carnegie Corporation of New York was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." As a grantmaking foundation, the corporation seeks to carry out Carnegie's vision of philanthropy, which he said should aim "to do real and permanent good in the world." The Corporation's capital fund, originally donated at a value of about $135 million, had a market value of $1.9 billion on September 30, 2004. The Corporation awards grants totaling more than $80 million a year in the areas of education, international peace and security, international development and strengthening U.S. democracy.

The extraordinary range of grants include:

Amethyst House, Inc., a haven in Staten Island for women recovering from alcoholism and substance abuse; Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation, a Bronx organization serving low-income and at-risk adults; Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, Inc.; Broadway Housing Communities Inc., a supportive housing program in Washington Heights; and the Dominico-American Society of Queens, which provides basic education and seminars on immigration and citizenship.

The full list of organizations receiving grants follows.

Social Services Organizations

Abraham House, Inc.
Agenda for Children Tomorrow
Alianza Dominicana Inc.
Alpha Workshops, Inc.
Amethyst House, Inc.
Amethyst Womens Project, Inc.
Agudath Israel of America, Inc.
Asian Americans for Equality, Inc.
Aspira of New York, Inc.
Audubon Partnership for Economic Development
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., Social Services)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City Inc.
Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc.
Broadway Housing Communities Inc.
Brooklyn USA Athletic Association, Inc (Jackie Robinson Center for Physical Culture)
Career Gear Inc.
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program, Inc.
Caribbean American Center of NY
Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc.
Casa Atabex Ache
Casita Maria, Inc.
Cathedral Community Cares
Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, Inc.
Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc.
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
Center for the Advancement of Health
Center for Urban Community Services, Inc.
Centro Civico Colombiano Inc.
Chess-In-The-Schools, Inc.
Child Abuse Prevention Program, Inc.
Children's Health Fund
Chinese American Planning Council Inc.
Christian Herald Association, Inc. (The Bowery Mission)
Citizens Committee for New York City, Inc.
City Harvest, Inc.
City Year New York
Citymeals-On-Wheels
COJO Flatbush
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
Common Ground Community
Community Association of Progressive Dominicans
Community Health Project Inc.
Community Preservation Corporation
Community Resource Exchange, Inc.
Community Service Society of NY, RSVP Program
Coro Eastern Center, Inc.
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations
Council of Peoples Organization
Crown Heights Youth Collective
Doe Fund, Inc.
Dominican Women's Development Center
Dominico-American Society of Queens
DOROT, Inc.
Dress for Success
DWA Fanm
East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
East Side House Settlement
El Puente de Williamsburg Inc.
Episcopal Social Services of New York, Inc.
Find Aid for the Aged, Inc.
Flushing Jewish Community Council
Food Bank for New York City
Forest Hills Community House, Inc.
Fortune Society
Fountain House, Inc.
Fresh Air Fund
Fund for the City of New York /Center for Court Innovation
Gay Men's Health Crisis Inc.
GEMS--Girls Education and Mentoring Service
Gilda's Club New York City Inc.
Girls Incorporated of New York City
God's Love We Deliver, Inc.
Good Shepherd Services
Grand Street Settlement, Inc.
Haitian Centers Council Inc.
Hale House Foundation, Inc.
Harlem Children's Zone, Inc.
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement
Harlem Dowling Westside Center for Children and Family Services
Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc.
Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc.
Heritage Health and Housing, Inc.
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc.
Highbridge Community Life Center, Inc.
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Homecrest Community Services, Inc.
Hour Children
Indochina Sino-American Senior Citizen Center
InMotion, Inc.
Inwood House
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
John Heuss House
Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Inc.
Korean American Family Service Center, Inc.
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
La Asociacion Benefica Cultural Father Billini
Latin American Integration Center
Learning Leaders, Inc.
M.E.N.T.O.R.S.
Manhattan Childrens Advocacy Center
Margarita Camche Smoking Cessation Clinic
Mentoring Partnership of New York
Montefiore Medical Center, Adolescent AIDS Program
Montefiore Medical Center, Women's Center for HIV
Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program
National Center for Disability Services
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Inc.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
New Heights Neighborhood Center
New Settlement Apartments
New York Cares, Inc.
New York Center for Interpersonal Development
New York City Mission Society
New York City Outward Bound Center, Inc.
New York City Rescue Mission
New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolence
New York Urban League, Inc.
New York Women's Foundation
New Yorkers for Children, Inc.
Nontraditional Employment for Women
Northside Center for Child Development, Inc.
NPowerNY, Inc.
NYU Child Study Center
Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.
Partnership with Children, Inc.
Per Scholas, Inc.
Phipps Houses
Phoenix House Development Fund, Inc.
Polish & Slavic Center, Inc.
Posse Foundation, Inc.
Project Greenhope
Project Hospitality Inc.
Providence House, Inc.
Puppies Behind Bars Inc.
Raccoon, Inc.
Rachel's Place
Rhinelander Children's Center
Riverdale Community Center, Inc.
Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corp.
Room to Grow New York, Inc.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Safe Space
Sakhi for South Asian Women
Samaritan Foundation, Inc.
Sanctuary for Families, Inc.
SCAN New York Volunteer Parent-Aides Association
Search and Care
Selfhelp Community Services Home Attendant Corp.
Senior Action in a Gay Environment, Inc.
Sesame Flyers International Inc.
South Asian Youth Action SAYA Inc.
St. Francis Friends of the Poor Inc.
St. Rita's Center for Immigrants & Refugee Services
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center
Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc.
STRIVE--East Harlem Employment Services
Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
The Door--A Center of Alternatives, Inc.
The Hope Program
The Urban Dove
Union Settlement Association
United Activities Unlimited, Inc.
University Settlement Society of New York
V-Day
Vera Institute Of Justice, Inc.
Veritas Therapeutic Community Foundation, Inc.
Village Care of New York Inc.
Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Rockaways
West End Intergenerational Residence, HDFC, Inc.
Women In Need, Inc.
Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
Women's Venture Fund, Inc.
YMCA of Greater New York,Virtual Y
Yorkville Common Pantry

Arts and Cultural Organizations

52nd Street Project, Inc.
651 Arts
Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Abingdon Theatre Company
Academy of American Poets, Inc.
AIA Center for Architecture
Alley Pond Environmental Center, Inc.
Alliance for the Arts, Inc.
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
Amas Musical Theatre, Inc.
American Folk Art Museum
American Jewish Historical Society
American Museum of the Moving Image
American Music Center, Inc.
American Place Theatre, Inc.
American Symphony Orchestra League
Amigos del Museo del Barrio
Anthology Film Archives
Art in General, Inc.
Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, Inc.
Artists Space, Inc.
Arts Connection
Asian American Arts Alliance
Atlantic Theater Company
Ballet Hispanico of New York
Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.
Bargemusic Ltd.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp, Arts Program
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated
Bloomingdale School of Music Inc.
Borough of Manhattan Community College Performing Arts Center, Inc.
Boys Choir of Harlem, Inc.
Bronx Arts Ensemble, Inc.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc.
Bronx County Historical Society
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx River Art Center, Inc.
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Inc.
Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.
Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Inc.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Corp.
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Information & Culture, Inc.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy Inc.
Center for Arts Education Inc.
Center for Jewish History Inc.
Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Inc.
Chamber Music America, Inc.
Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts, Inc.
Chinese American Arts Council Inc.
City Center 55th Street Theater Foundation, Inc.
City Lore, Inc.
Classic Stage Company
Classical Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
College of Staten Island Foundation, Inc.
Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc. (Queens County Farm Museum)
Cool Culture Inc.
Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island
Creative Time, Inc.
Dance New Amsterdam
Dance Theater Workshop, Inc.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
Dance USA
Dancewave, Inc.
Dancing In The Streets, Inc.
Danspace Project, Inc.
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc.
Discalced, Inc. (Mark Morris Dance Group)
Dixon Place
Doing Art Together, Inc.
Elders Share the Arts
En Foco
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Inc.
Epic Theatre Center
Exit Art - The First World Inc.
Exploring the Metropolis, Inc.
Film/Video Arts, Inc.
Flea Theatre
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Inc.
Frank Silvera Writers Workshop Foundation, Inc.
Friends of Materials for the Arts
Ghetto Film School Inc.
H.T. Dance Company, Inc.
Harlem Arts Alliance
Harlem School of the Arts
Harlem Textile Works Ltd.
Heart of Brooklyn Cultural Institutions, Inc.
High 5 Tickets to the Arts, Inc.
Highbridge Voices
Historic House Trust of New York City, Inc.
Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art
Horizon Concerts Inc.
Hospital Audiences, Inc.
Hostos Community for the Arts and Culture
Ice Theatre of New York
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Facility, Inc.
INTAR
International Print Center New York
Irish Repertory Theatre Company, Inc.
Irondale Productions
Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Inc.
Jazzmobile, Inc.
Jewish Children's Museum
John A. Noble Collection
Jose Limon Dance Foundation
Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc.
King Manor Association of Long Island, Inc.
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, Inc.
Labyrinth Theater Company
Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts
Louis Armstrong House & Archives
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Inc.
Ma-Yi Filipino Theatre Ensemble Inc.
Mabou Mines Development Foundation, Inc.
Manhattan Class Company, Inc.
Manhattan Theater Club, Inc.
Mariachi Academy
Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc.
Meet the Composer, Inc.
Midori Foundation, Inc.
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Co., Inc.
Municipal Art Society of New York
Museum for African Art
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Museum of Jewish Heritage - Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Museum of the City of New York
Music Outreach - Learning Through Music, Inc.
National Choral Council, Inc.
National Dance Institute, Inc.
Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.
New 42nd Street, Inc./New Victory Theater
New Dramatists, Inc.
New Federal Theatre
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Chinese Cultural Center, Inc.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
New York Hall of Science
New York Historical Society
New York Shakespeare Festival
New York Studio School of Drawing Painting & Sculpture, Inc.
New York Theatre Workshop
New York Youth Symphony, Inc.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Inc.
Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Inc.
Opus 118 Music Center
Orpheon, Inc./The Little Orchestra Society
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Inc.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Inc.
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Paper Bag Players, Inc.
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation
Pearl Theatre Company, Inc.
Performance Space 122, Inc.
Pick-Up Performance Company
Playwrights Horizons, Inc.
Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets House, Inc.
Point Community Development Corp.
Pregones Touring Puerto Rican Theatre Collection, Inc.
Primary Stages Company Inc.
Public Art Fund, Inc.
Publicolor, Inc.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Inc.
Pulse Ensemble Theatre
Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc.
Queens College Foundation, Inc., Colden Center
Queens Council on the Arts, Inc.
Queens Museum of Art
Queens Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Queens Theatre in the Park, Inc.
Quintet of the Americas
Ringside, Inc. (Elizabeth Streb Dance Company)
Sandy Ground Historical Society Inc.
Saratoga International Theater Institute, Inc.
Second Stage Theatre
Shakespeare Project, Inc.
Signature Theatre Company, Inc.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc.
Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History
Socrates Sculpture Park, Inc.
Soho Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Spanish Theatre Repertory Ltd.
St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts, Inc.
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Inc.
Starfish Theatreworks Inc.
Staten Island Botanical Garden, Inc.
Staten Island Children's Museum
Staten Island Historical Society
Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
Staten Island Zoological Society, Inc.
Studio in a School Association
Studio Museum in Harlem, Inc.
Symphony Space
TADA! Theater and Dance Alliance, Inc.
Target Margin Theater, Inc.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
Thalia Spanish Theatre, Inc.
The Drawing Center
Theater By The Blind Corp.
Theater for the New City
Theatre Communications Group
Theatre for a New Audience, Inc.
Third Street Music School Settlement, Inc.
Topaz Arts
Town Hall Foundation, Inc.
Triangle Arts Association Limited
Tribeca Film Festival
Triple Candie Inc.
Trisha Brown Dance Company, Inc.
Urban Stages
UrbanGlass/New York Contemporary Glass Center, Inc.
Vineyard Theatre and Workshop Center, Inc.
Wave Hill, Inc.
Women's Project and Productions, Inc.
Wooster Group, Inc.
World Music Institute, Inc.
Young Audiences/New York, Inc.
Young Playwrights, Inc.