The Carnegie Foundation: New York and Tri-State Funders

OVERVIEW:  The Carnegie Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes.

IP TAKE: The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

PROFILE: The Carnegie Foundation was established in 2003 by real estate owner Isaac Jacobowitz and his wife Rachel. The foundation does not maintain a website, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax filings, the foundation’s grantmaking supports Jewish causes.

The foundation’s grantmaking has been somewhat opaque in recent years; tax returns of late have not revealed grantees. As well, the foundation gives grants below $2,500 to various undisclosed charities. The foundation has also directed sums to a donor-advised fund within OJC Fund. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away approximately $272,000. Past grantees include Yeshiva Be'er Hatorah, Central UTA School, Congregation Toras Moshe, and Shaarei Chesed Congregation.

The Carnegie Foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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CONTACT:

The Carnegie Foundation 
545 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206