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At a Glance
Grant files and reports arranged alphabetically by grant recipient.
Scope and Contents
The Corporation awards grants to nonprofit organizations and institutions for projects that are broadly educational in nature and that show promise of having national or international impact. Certain appropriations are made for activities, such as Corporation-led initiatives that are administered by the foundation's officers. The trustees set the overall policies of the foundation and have final authority to approve all grants above $50,000 recommended by the program staff. Grants of $25,000 or less, called discretionary grants, are made upon the approval of the president and are reported to the board; larger discretionary grants, those between $25,000 and $50,000, are also reviewed by a Corporation-wide group, which makes recommendations to the president. (from Program Guidelines 2003-2004 (http://www.carnegie.org/sub/program/areas.html))
The Grants series contains correspondence, records of phone and in-person meetings, memoranda, and reports that document CCNY's grant-making and grant-monitoring activities, as well as the work carried out by grantees. While most of the subseries reflect CCNY's dealings with external institutions and individuals that received or applied for funding, this series (especially subseries A and C) also includes files for: organizations with which CCNY collaborated rather than supported (e.g. Ford Foundation), individuals and staff who worked with or for CCNY on several projects, and subject or geographic areas that reflect ongoing programmatic focus by the Corporation. Subseries A and C also contain files for the Corporation's grants for its own Program Development and Evaluation. Grant numbers are prefaced with a B (for board appropriation) or a D (for discretionary grant).
This finding aid describes Series III: Grant Files of the Carnegie Corporation records. Please see the parent finding aid at https://findingaids.library.columbia.edu/ead/nnc-rb/ldpd_4079753/ for other Carnegie Corporation records.
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Other Finding Aids
For the overall description of the Carnegie Corporation records, please see the parent finding aid at https://findingaids.library.columbia.edu/ead/nnc-rb/ldpd_4079753/
Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
Please be advised that parts of the collection are housed offsite and we request five (5) days advance notice. For Series III.A. Grants, boxes 1701-2085.
The series is open for research with the following standard embargoes: Series III.A Grants, Series III.B. Reports on Grants are embargoed twenty-five (25) years from the date the grant closed.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
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2022-07-12 Created to temporarily reduce the size of the main Carnegie Corporation finding aid. kws