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Carnegie Corporation of New York
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Answers to frequently asked questions regarding grantseekers’s eligibility and Carnegie Corporation of New York’s grantmaking processes:
There are no formal deadlines to apply for funding. The Corporation accepts letters of inquiry on an ongoing basis.
Yes, however it should be noted that we do not seek, and rarely fund, unsolicited grant applications.
To submit a letter of inquiry, please visit the How to Apply section of our website and follow the directions on that page.
Yes, but funding is unlikely as the Corporation awards the majority of its grants to support public agencies, universities, and public charities that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or their equivalent.
Yes, but on a very limited scope. The Corporation’s charter allows for a small percent of funding to be granted to nonprofit organizations based in countries that are, or have been, members of the British Commonwealth.
Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are unable to accommodate requests for meetings. To determine if a project is a match with our program areas, please visit the How to Apply section of our website and follow the directions on the page.
No, the Corporation does not make grants for this type of scholarship.
No, we require all letters of inquiry to be submitted through our online application system. To do so, please visit the How to Apply section of our website and follow the directions on the page.
The majority of the Corporation’s grants are not for general support.
The Corporation does not fund endowments or capital costs, including construction or renovation.
Organizations will receive an automated response confirming that their application has been received and, in general, are notified via email within four to six weeks if their application has been declined or if the Corporation would like to request additional information about a funding request.
Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are unable to respond to requests for feedback. Our decision is focused on the substance of your proposed work, and how well it fits with our grantmaking programs, goals, and funding strategies at the time.