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New York Life Foundation Supports Six Westchester Nonprofits

Foundation Support of Westchester Nonprofits Reaches More Than $2.5 Million Since 2004

NEW YORK, December 20, 2013—The New York Life Foundation announced grants totaling more than $410,000 to six Westchester nonprofit organizations that target young people, particularly in the area of educational enhancement. The Foundation has given grants totaling more than $2.5 million to Westchester-based nonprofits since 2004, when New York Life’s Westchester campus opened.

“The New York Life Foundation is pleased to support these six outstanding nonprofits and be part of the positive change these nonprofits bring to youth in Westchester,” said Maria Collins, vice president, New York Life Foundation.

The grant recipients and their 2013 funding are:

  • Girls, Inc.—$80,000 to support the Speaking for Ourselves pilot program for middle and high school girls in New Rochelle, which will help them navigate issues including self-image, relational violence, careers and financial planning. This is part of a multi-year grant totaling $220,000;
  • Girl Scouts of the Heart of the Hudson—$50,000 to support the Career Success program for approximately 650 at-risk middle school girls, in three target areas in Westchester County: Mount Vernon, Port Chester and Yonkers;
  • JCY-Westchester Community Partners—$80,000 to support the expansion and replication of Intro2America, a comprehensive early intervention program which addresses the challenges facing newly arrived immigrant high school students with little or no English language skills. This is part of a multi-year grant totaling $300,000;
  • Project Morry—$50,000 to support their ”Post Grad“ high school program that focuses on life skills, SAT and college preparation, resume writing, public speaking, time management, and financial planning for at-risk, underserved 9th - 12th grade students from Elmsford and Port Chester, N.Y. This is part of a multi-year grant totaling $100,000;
  • The Youth Shelter Program of Westchester—$50,000 to support the Safe Alternatives for Youth Project, which provides a residential alternative to incarceration for young men, ages 16-21, who have been convicted of offenses in Westchester County criminal courts; and
  • Yonkers Partners in Education—$100,000 to support College and Career Access Center in Groton High School and Getting Prepared for Success program in nine middle schools. This is part of a multi-year grant totaling $300,000.

About the New York Life Foundation

Inspired by New York Life’s tradition of service and humanity, the New York Life Foundation has, since its founding in 1979, provided more than $168 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations. Through its focus on “Nurturing the Children,” the Foundation supports programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement. The Foundation also encourages and facilitates the community involvement of employees, agents, and retirees of New York Life through its Volunteers for Good program. To learn more, please visit