2014 Foundation Grants List

2014 Selected Grants

Focus Area: Educational Enhancement

After-School All-Stars

$1,200,000
This second installment of a four-year, $4 million grant supports the expansion of its program of academics, enrichment, and health and fitness into six new cities by 2016 and their “We Are Ready” program for kids in California, Georgia, and New York.

Afterschool Alliance

$140,000
This first installment of a two-year, $280,000 grant supports the New York Life Afterschool Peer Group program, a collaboration of our grantees offering afterschool programs.

American Museum of Natural History

$250,000
This final installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports summer programming and internships for underserved teens.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

$200,000
This second installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports the “Great Futures for America’s Kids” project, focused on high school graduation.

Brooklyn Public Library

$200,000
This first installment of a two-year, $400,000 grant supports Brooklyn Connections, which teaches eighth-graders how to complete a research project.

Businesses United in Investing, Lending and Development (BUILD)

$300,000
This final installment of a two-year, $450,000 grant supports their academic support and grief counseling programs.

Camp Fire USA

$325,000
This final installment of a three-year, $1 million grant supports their “Step It Up 2 Thrive” program to improved the academic achievement and job readiness of at-risk youth.

The Catalog for Giving

$100,000
This final installment of a three-year, $300,000 grant supports their youth education and development program.

Citizen Schools

$200,000
This final installment of a two-year, $400,000 grant supports the expansion of their “apprenticeship” program for middle school students throughout New York City.

Classroom Inc.

$200,000
This final installment of a two-year, $400,000 grant supports the Next Generation programs for youth.

The Fund for Public Schools

$250,000
This one-year grant supports NYC Summer Quest, a summer learning initiative.

Girl Scout Council of Greater New York

$200,000
This second installment of a three-year, $600,000 grant supports their Career Exploration program for low-income middle-school girls.

Girls Incorporated of Westchester County

$80,000
This final installment of a three-year, $220,000 grant supports middle- and high-school girls in the New Rochelle school district.

Good Shepherd Services

$150,000
This final installment of a two-year, $300,000 grant supports their Aiming High Leadership Initiative for middle-school youth in high-needs areas of the Bronx.

Hetrick-Martin Institute

$50,000
This one-year grant supports the replication of HMI’s out-of-school-time programs across the organization.

Horizons National Student Enrichment Program

$175,000
This second installment of a three-year, $500,000 grant supports a pilot program focused on high school and college graduation.

Inwood House

$100,000
This final installment of a three-year, $300,000 grant supports their Academy program.

Jewish Council of Yonkers

$110,000
This second installment of a three-year, $300,000 grant supports their Intro 2 America program for high school students who have recently arrived to this country.

The LGBT Community Center

$50,000
This one-year grant supports the continuum of their youth internship program.

National 4-H Council

$654,000
This first installment of a three-year, $2 million grant supports Juntos, a program to prepare Latino youth for academic transitions.

National Summer Learning Association

$100,000
This final installment of a two-year, $200,000 grant supports the New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Awards.

New York Hall of Science

$50,000
This final installment of a two-year, $100,000 grant supports the Science Career Ladder program, encouraging youngsters to enter the STEM field.

New York Historical Society

$50,000
This final installment of a two-year, $100,000 grant supports the Student Historians high school internship program.

New York Public Library

$50,000
This one-year grant supports their Enrichment Zones project for homework help for middle-school students.

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

$150,000
This final installment of a two-year, $300,000 grant supports the Jamaica Y Roads Center job training program in collaboration with the YMCA.

Partnership for After School Education

$100,000
This final installment of a two-year, $200,000 grant supports their college prep program.

Project Morry

$50,000
This final installment of a two-year, $100,000 grant supports summer camp experience and year round development activities for underserved youth in Westchester County, NY.

The After-School Corporation

$300,000
This first installment of a two-year, $600,000 grant supports their ExpandedED Schools Demonstration in New York City.

United Neighborhood Houses of New York

$50,000 This final installment of a two-year, $100,000 grant supports their quest to strengthen settlement house college access programs across the city by requesting proposals for aid. Each of the following also received the final $50,000 installment of a two-year, $100,000 grant as a result of the United Neighborhood Houses’ Request for Proposal:

  • Goddard Riverside Community Center
  • Grand Street Settlement
  • Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
  • Mosholu-Montefiore Community Center
  • Queens Community House

Virtual Enterprises International

$280,000
This final installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports their Expanding Educational Opportunities program and the 2014 National Business Plan Competition.

YMCA of Greater New York

$250,000
This first installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports the Y Scholars Middle-School program, which helps foster college aspirations and high school success in students.

Yonkers Partners in Education

$100,000
This final installment of a three-year, $300,000 grant supports their College Centers, which provide college and career guidance to teens in underserved communities.

Focus Area: Childhood Bereavement

Art with Heart

$100,000 Two grants support the “Draw It Out” program, which uses art to help grieving children.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

$230,000
This final installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports their “Be There” nationwide grief and bereavement initiative.

Comfort Zone Camp

$500,000
This final installment of a two-year, $1 million grant supports this camp for children who have suffered the death of a parent, sibling, or other beloved person.

The Moyer Foundation

$390,000
Several grants support Camp Erin National Bereavement Camps, which support children who have lost a parent, sibling, or caregiver, and a survey of camp attendees with Kent State University.

Manitou Camps Foundation

$37,000
This final installment of a two-year, $75,000 grant supports their Shared Grief video project, which provides grieving children with encouraging messages from celebrities who also suffered losses.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

$330,000
Two grants support their annual symposium for bereavement service providers, online projects, and their expansion of national awareness and outreach campaigns.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

$950,000
Several grants support the Coalition for Grieving Students, a collaboration of the top professional educational organizations in the country to supply teachers, school staff, and others who work in the educational realm with materials and training to help support grieving students in the classroom.

National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Support Network

$37,000
This final installment of a two-year, $74,000 grant supports their expansion and capacity.

Outward Bound USA

$120,000
This first installment of a three-year, $360,000 grant supports Outward Bound for Grieving Teens, which gives kids the tools to help them through the grieving process.

St. John’s University

$250,000
This final installment of a two-year, $500,000 grant supports the New York City Child Bereavement Service Development Project, which assesses the current state of child bereavement services available to families.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

$350,000
This first installment of a three-year, $1,150,000 grant supports their national Military Survivor Seminars for adults and Good Grief Camps for children who are coping with the death of a loved one who was serving in the military.

Grief Reach Program Grants*

  • A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation - New York, NY
  • Annie’s Hope - St. Louis, MO
  • Akron Children’s Hospital - Akron, OH
  • Brave Heart Volunteers - Sitka, AK
  • Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People - Indianapolis, IN
  • Calm Waters Center for Children and Families - Oklahoma City, OK
  • Center for Family Services - Camden, NJ
  • Children’s Bereavement Center, Inc. - Miami, FL
  • Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
  • Children’s Grief Center of South Texas - San Antonio, TX
  • Comfort Zone Camp - Richmond, VA
  • Cornerstone of Hope - Independence, OH
  • East Bay Agency for Children - Circle of Care - Oakland, CA
  • Friends of Karen - North Salem, NY
  • Good Grief - Morristown, NJ
  • Heart of the Cumberland - Cookeville, TN
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Hospice of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Hospice of Santa Cruz County - Scotts Valley, CA
  • Hospice of the Valley - Phoenix, AZ
  • Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services - New York, NY
  • Journey of Hope Grief Support Center - Plano, TX
  • Kara - Palo Alto, CA
  • Kate’s Club - Atlanta, GA
  • Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation - Tacoma, WA
  • Michael’s Place - Traverse City, MI
  • Mourning Hope Grief Center - Lincoln, NE
  • New Hope for Kids - Maitland, FL
  • New Hope Grief Support Community - Long Beach, CA
  • Our House - Los Angeles, CA
  • Peter’s Place - Radnor, PA
  • Regional Hospice and Home Care - Danbury, CT
  • Roberta’s House - Baltimore, MD
  • Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
  • Ryan’s Place - Goshen, IN
  • St. Elizabeth Hospice - Edgewood, KY
  • Tamarack Grief Resource Center - Missoula, MT
  • Ted E. Bear Hollow - Omaha, NE
  • The Center for Grieving Children - Philadelphia, PA
  • The Center for Grieving Children - Portland, ME
  • The Hope and Healing Place - Amarillo, TX
  • The McClean Fletcher Center - Jackson, MS
  • Tomorrow’s Rainbow - Coconut Creek, FL
  • Trauma Support Services of North Texas - Duncanville, TX
  • Tu Nidito Children and Family Services - Tucson, AZ
  • Warrick Dunn Charities - Atlanta, GA
  • WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center - Sonoma, CA
  • *The Grief Reach Program only accepts applications through a Request for Proposals grants process. For more information please go to the National Alliance for Grieving Children’s website, www.childrengrieve.org.