The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has announced a five-year, $10 million challenge grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to help implement its Global Vision initiative, which aims to transform the organization from a think tank concerned with international issues to the first truly global international think tank.
The grant will help the endowment establish a new center in New Delhi and expand research and programming activities at its centers in Beirut, Beijing, Brussels, Moscow, and Washington, D.C. In addition, the foundation awarded a grant of $950,000 to the organization to help it expand its development office so it can meet ambitious fundraising goals in support of its overall mission. To that end, the endowment, which was founded in 1910 and is the world's oldest international affairs think tank, will pursue funding from other foundations, corporations, and individuals.
"Andrew Carnegie created the endowment 'to hasten the abolition of war, the foulest blot upon our civilization,'" said Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian. "To achieve that goal, Mr. Carnegie charged the institution's trustees with aligning the work of the endowment with changing times because he understood that serving the cause of international peace requires the ability to respond to new challenges with new solutions. Over the past one hundred years, the endowment has more than met those challenges, and has often been a leading force for change."