Carnegie consolidates programs

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has consolidated its grantmaking into two categories focusing on international and domestic issues, eliminating some programs and refocusing others.

Following a 12-month review process, the funder says the new structure will enable more strategic program development and implementation while remaining true to its founder’s ideals of international peace promoting education.

The foundation’s new international program focuses on reducing threats to international peace and security and boosting development in sub-Saharan Africa and Eurasia.

While the program will launch a new effort to raise awareness about diversity within the Islamic world, the funder will bring to a close its program on the nonproliferation of bioweapons and its work in higher education in Russia.

The new national program will focus on reenergizing democracy in the U.S. through funding of new pathways to economic and educational opportunity and by working to boost civic participation and engagement.

The domestic program also will work to help immigrants acclimate to the U.S. culture while boosting Americans’ tolerance of newcomers.

And while Carnegie plans to refocus its efforts in adolescent literacy, it will discontinue its work in campaign finance reform.

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