Carson Family Charitable Trust: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Carson Family Charitable Trust invests in education, poverty, healthcare, medical science and culture. Much of its philanthropy focuses on the New York City area. 

IP TAKE: The Carson Family Charitable Trust prioritizes education, poverty, healthcare, medical science and culture. Its education funding includes support of charter schools, community organizations, capital projects and music programs. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals.

PROFILE: Established in 1991 and based in New York City, the Carson Family Charitable Trust was founded by private equity executive Russel Carson and his family. This funder prioritizes education, poverty, health care, medical science and culture. Its geographic focus is the greater New York City area.

The Carson Family Charitable Trust does not maintain a website and little is known about its specific aims of its education funding. Among the New York City schools it has supported are Central Queens Academy, a chartered middle school serving a diverse area in the borough of Queens, and the Notre Dame School, a private Catholic high school for girls in Manhattan. In the borough of Brooklyn, the trust has funded the Red Hook Initiative, a community organization that counsels children and teens, provides academic support and helps families access services and enrichments. Another grantee, the New York Philharmonic, has used funding to support its Young People's Concerts for Schools program. On the national level, this funder has supported the Teach for America program and Teach to One, an innovative math program that combines technology and individualized instruction to improve mathematics mastery in diverse classrooms. 

The Carson Family Charitable Trust does not accept unsolicited proposals. Inquiries may be made via mail at the address below.

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The Carson Family Charitable Trust
114 W. 47th Street
New York, NY 10036