Carnegie Corporation of New York Donates $1.5 Million for Disaster Relief
Months after a series of three catastrophic hurricanes hit Houston, Miami, and Puerto Rico, the regions are still coping with the destruction that closed schools and universities and displaced students and their families. In response to the ongoing recovery efforts, Carnegie Corporation of New York is joining other U.S. foundations in providing relief funding and will donate $1.5 million to help communities affected by the disasters.
In partnership with the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Corporation has allocated $500,000 for Miami-area universities to support displaced Puerto Rican students in South Florida in continuing their studies:
- $200,000 to Florida International University
- $150,000 to St. Thomas University
- $150,000 to Miami Dade College
In Puerto Rico, Carnegie Corporation of New York is donating:
- $150,000 to Unidos por Puerto Rico, an emergency response initiative established by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló
- $150,000 to the Puerto Rico Community Foundation
- $150,000 to the American University of Puerto Rico
In addition, the Corporation has allocated $250,000 for Equal Justice Works to deploy a corps of attorneys, called Disaster Recovery Fellows, to aid those impacted by the hurricanes in Texas and South Florida. The Corporation has also earmarked $300,000 for DonorsChoose.org to assist Houston-area schools. DonorsChoose.org is a crowdfunding platform that engages the public in funding classroom projects, particularly in low-income areas...