Organizational FAQs

  • What is the difference between the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Carnegie Corporation of New York?

    The Carnegie Foundation and Carnegie Corporation are separate organizations. The Carnegie Foundation is an independent policy and research center. Its current mission is to support needed transformations in American education through tighter connections between teaching practice, evidence of student learning, the communication and use of this evidence, and structured opportunities to build knowledge. Carnegie Corporation is a source of financial support for innovations in the fields in which it concentrates. Its current program areas include education, international peace and security, international development, and strengthening U.S. democracy. Carnegie Corporation’s work in education presently focuses on advancing literacy, urban school reform and teacher education reform.

  • How is the Foundation governed?

    The Carnegie Foundation is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees composed of leaders in education, business and government. The Carnegie Foundation is a nonprofit corporation chartered by an act of Congress in 1906. Classified as a private operating foundation under sections 509(a) and 4942(j) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation uses income from an endowment to support its activities and does not award grants or scholarships.

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