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Request for Proposals: National Alliance for Grieving Children Requests Proposals to Benefit from $750,000 New York Life Foundation Grant

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 13, 2012 – For the second year in a row, the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is collaborating with the New York Life Foundation to expand the Grief Reach program. Twenty-two grants totaling $750,000 will again be awarded to bereavement organizations through a Request for Proposals (RFP). Applications will be accepted online from April 16-July 2, 2012. Decisions will be announced in September 2012. For more information about the application and upcoming Webinars on this RFP, please go to www.ChildrenGrieve.org.

The Grief Reach program, made possible by a $750,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation, seeks to help providers overcome barriers to bringing grief support services to youth from ethnically diverse and low-income communities not served by existing bereavement programs.

About The National Alliance for Grieving Children
Founded in 2004, the NAGC is the first nationwide network of child bereavement programs. The NAGC provides a network for nationwide communication among hundreds of children's bereavement centers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the families they serve in their own communities. The NAGC hosts the oldest and only annual nationwide Symposium on child bereavement.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.

The National Alliance for Grieving Children also provides information on current topics and a schedule of professional workshops across the country. To learn more, please visit: www.ChildrenGrieve.org.

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 $155 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 Life program. To learn more, please visit the Foundation’s Web site at www.newyorklifefoundation.org.