2012 Foundation Grants List

2012 Selected Nurturing the Children Grants

Educational Enhancement

After-School All-Stars
$100,000
This final installment of a two-year, $200,000 grant supports “We Are Ready,” a high school transition and career exploration program.

American Museum of Natural History

$250,000
This third installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports their programming for underserved teens.

BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)

$300,000
This third installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports the national expansion of BELL’s summer and after-school learning programs.

The Bronx Institute at Lehman College

$75,000
This one-year grant supports the Latino collegiate society program in math and science, an out-of-school, academically rigorous course of study.

Brooklyn Public Library

$100,000
This final installment of a two-year, $200,000 grant supports Brooklyn Connections, a program designed to help eighth graders with their exit projects from grammar school.

Camp Fire USA

$350,000
This first 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 first installment of a three-year, $300,000 grant supports their youth education and development program.

The Children’s Aid Society

$50,000
This final installment of a three-year, $450,000 grant supports the Next Generation Center, which addresses the needs of disconnected youth aging out of New York City’s foster care system.

Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies

$200,000
This second installment of a three-year, $600,000 grant supports the New York Life Endowment for Emerging African American Issues.

Developmental Studies Center

$801,800
This first installment of a two-year, $1,603,600 grant helps disseminate its after-school reading and mathematics enrichment programs, AfterSchool KidzLit and AfterSchool KidzMath, to children in low-income areas of twelve cities across the nation.

The Fund for Public Schools

$200,000
This first installment of a two-year, $400,00 grant supports the New York City Summer Learning Initiative.

Girl Scout Council of Greater New York

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

Girls Incorporated

$200,000
This final installment of a two-year, $400,000 grant supports their efforts to reach more middle-school girls across the nation.

Good Shepherd Services

$235,000
This amount includes the final installment of a three-year, $375,000 grant, which supports their Aiming High Leadership Initiative for middle-school youth in the Bronx, and an additional $135,000 supporting their acquisition of the Edwin Gould Academy and the Groundwork nonprofit organization.

Harlem Children′s Zone

$125,000
This final installment of a two-year, $250,000 grant supports their College Preparation Program.

Harlem RBI

$100,000
This one-year grant supports their college preparation program.

Horizons National Student Enrichment Program

$200,000
This one-year grant helps expand the program to cities in our markets.

Inwood House

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

JA Worldwide

$165,000
This final installment of a two-year, $330,000 grant supports JA’s Skills for Success initiative for middle- and high school students.

The LGBT Community Center

$50,000
This first installment of a two-year, $100,000 grant supports the Youth Enrichment Services internship program for at-risk youth.

National 4-H Council

$330,000
This second installment of a three-year, $1 million grant supports their New York Life Youth in Governance Clubs.

National Academy Foundation

$125,000
This one-year grant supports six new NAF Academies of Finance, which offer courses in personal finance to high school freshmen.

National College Advising Corps

$120,000
This second installment of a three-year, $360,000 grant supports a program that connects recent college graduates with high school students in underserved areas, providing advice and encouragement as they apply to colleges.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

$250,000
This first installment of a two-year, $500,000 grant supports their programs for disconnected youth – young people who are neither in school nor working.

New Visions for Public Schools

$250,000
This final installment of a two-year, $500,000 grant supports their College Ready initiative, which helps high-schoolers and their families prepare for college.

New York Public Library

$100,000
This final installment of a two-year, $200,000 grant supports their teen outreach and programs.

NPower

$200,000
This first installment of a two-year, $400,000 grant supports their technology service corps expansion.

Philanthropy New York

$295,000
This one-year grant supports volunteer efforts to help Hurricane Sandy victims rebuild their communities.

The Queens Library Foundation

$100,000
This final installment of a two-year, $200,000 grant supports their Youth Workforce Development initiative.

Safe Space NYC

$150,000
This first installment of a two-year, $300,000 grant supports job readiness, college discovery, financial literacy, and life skills for at-risk youth.

The After-School Corporation

$200,000
This first installment of a two-year, $400,000 grant supports their ExpandedED Schools Demonstration in New York City.

Urban Assembly

$100,000
This one-year grant supports their college and career access initiative.

Virtual Enterprises International

$280,000
This second installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports their Expanding Educational Opportunities program and the 2012 National Business Plan Competition.

Year Up

$150,000
This first installment of a two-year, $350,000 grant supports their intensive education and job training program for young adults.

YMCA of Greater New York

$200,000
This first installment of a two-year, $400,000 grant supports the Y After School Academy, an enrichment program for kids living in high-need areas.

Yonkers Partners in Education

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

Youth Development Institute

$150,000
This final installment of a two-year, $300,000 grant supports the Ladders to Leadership Program for middle school youth in after-school programs throughout New York City.

Childhood Bereavement

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers
$112,000
This one-year grant supports the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ New York Life scholarships for art and literature on the subject of bereavement and grief and a teachers' website.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

$250,000
This second installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports their “Be There” nationwide grief and bereavement initiative.

Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute

$75,000
This one-year grant supports grief programming for Native American and Alaskan Native youth.

Comfort Zone Camp

$475,000
This one-year grant supports the general operations of this camp for children who have suffered the loss of someone close to them.

Health Care Chaplaincy

$60,000
This one-year grant supports a pilot program to help bereaved children through chaplaincy education.

The Moyer Foundation

$399,000
Supports Camp Erin National Bereavement Camps, which support children who have lost a parent, sibling, or caregiver, and their National Bereavement Camp Conference, and a survey of camp attendees with Kent State University.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

$100,000
This one-year grant supports their annual symposium.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

$258,000
A combined three grants support the Center's pediatric bereavement lecture program, which trains pediatricians to work with grieving children; national model for training teachers and school staff to support grieving children;and a consultancy with a leading expert in the field.

Outward Bound USA

$238,000
This one-year grant supports their Heroic Journey for Grieving Teens program.

St. John’s University

$250,000
This first installment of a two-year, $310,000 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)

$325,000
This one-time 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
  • Barr-Harris Children's Grief Center – Chicago, IL
  • Bo's Place - Houston, TX
  • The Center for Grieving Children, Teens and Families - Philadelphia, PA
  • Children's Bereavement Center, Inc. - Miami, FL
  • Children's Grief Center of El Paso - El Paso, TX
  • Children's Grief Center of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM
  • Community Home Health Services – Fishers, IN
  • Cornerstone of Hope - Independence, OH
  • East Bay Agency for Children - Circle of Care - Oakland, CA
  • Ele's Place - Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Family Hospice Heartlinks Grief Center - Belleville, IL
  • Good Grief – Morristown, NJ
  • Henry Ford Health System Sand Castles Grief Support Program for Children and Families - Detroit, MI
  • Hosparus – Louisville, KY
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Greater Long Beach & Orange County – Long Beach, CA
  • Kate's Club - Atlanta, GA
  • Kyle's Korner – Wawatosa, WI
  • Michael's Place – Traverse City, MI
  • Mourning Hope Grief Center - Lincoln, NE
  • Mourning Star Center of the Visiting Nurse Association of the Inland Counties – Palm Desert, CA
  • Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center - Rockford, IL
  • Roberta's House - Baltimore, MD
  • The Christi Center – Austin, TX
  • Tu Nidito Children and Family Services – Tucson, AZ
  • Wendt Center for Loss and Healing - Washington, DC
  • 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 see the National Alliance for Grieving Children, www.childrengrieve.org.