The W. P. Carey Foundation is a private U.S. foundation founded in 1990 by Wm. Polk Carey. The Foundation’s giving philosophy is inspired by the Carey family’s legacy of educational leadership and philanthropy.
The majority of the W. P. Carey Foundation's giving is directed to organizations with longstanding ties to the Carey family.
His life and career can be defined by two core principles from which he founded both W. P. Carey in 1973 and the W. P. Carey Foundation in 1990 –
"Doing Good While Doing Well means that when we are financing properties for companies we are also helping the communities those companies serve. It is important to always ask, ‘What is the impact of what we are doing? What is good for society? What is good for the country?’" -Wm. Polk Carey Our Founder