Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $23 Million in Grants

Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $23 Million in Grants

The has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $22.8 million.

Grants awarded through the foundation's international program include $233,200 to the in Nairobi, Kenya, for a mapping study and a convening on peace building and security in Africa; $500,000 to the in Accra, Ghana, to bolster community-based responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa; and $400,000 to in support of reporting on international affairs. Through its national program, the foundation awarded $5 million to in support of the Four Freedoms Fund, a donor collaborative focused on immigrant civic integration at the state level; $2 million over two years to the for general operating support; and $750,000 over two years to the in support of the museum's Institute for Quality Science Teaching and Science Leadership Initiative.

In addition, the foundation awarded grants to five organization through its Special Opportunities Fund, including the in Reykjavik, Iceland, which will receive $500,000 to develop new avenues of cooperation with respect to the Arctic and the Himalayas, and the , which was awarded $150,000 over two years to research the history of American philanthropy in the Near East between 1915 and 1930.

"." Carnegie Corporation of New York Press Release 12/19/2014.