2015 Foundation grants list.

2015 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 its “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 second installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports summer programming and internships for underserved teens.

Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) Foundation

$1,005,000
This first installment of a three-year, $3.5 million grant supports their Summer Learning for Middle School Scholars program.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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

Camp Fire USA

$350,000
This first installment of a three-year, $1 million grant supports its “Thriving from Middle School to High School” program to improve middle school students’ readiness for high school.

City Year

$500,000
This first installment of a three-year, $2.55 million grant supports their after-school program which provides middle school students with academic support and skill-building enrichment activities.

Classroom Inc.

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

Eagle Academy Foundation

$100,000
This first installment of a two-year, $200,000 grant supports their middle school Summer SOAR and Eagle Institute programs in New York City.

Girl Scout Council of Greater New York

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

Good Shepherd Services

$150,000
This first installment of a two-year, $300,000 grant supports their Making the Transition: Preparing Low-income Youth for Success in Ninth Grade and Beyond program.

Higher Achievement

$530,000
This first installment of a three-year, $1.89 million grant supports their Leveraging Middle School for Long-term Success program.

Horizons National Student Enrichment Program

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

National 4-H Council

$639,000
This second installment of a three-year, $2 million grant supports Juntos, a program to prepare Latino youth for academic transitions.

National Summer Learning Association

$250,000
This first installment of a two-year, $500,000 grant will help expand their programs and continue to sponsor the New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Awards.

New York Public Library

$200,000
This first installment of a two-year, $400,000 grant supports their Middle School Innovation Labs, which provide students with learning opportunities in the science and technology fields.

Partnership for After School Education

$50,000
This one-year grant supports their research focused on helping kids transition from eighth to ninth grades.

The After-School Corporation

$300,000
This final installment of a two-year, $600,000 grant supports its ExpandED Schools Demonstration in New York City.

Virtual Enterprises International

$250,000
This first installment of a four-year, $1 million grant supports their Virtual Enterprises Junior Ventures Career Academy program, expanding the VEI model to middle school.

YMCA of Greater New York

$250,000
This second 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.

Focus Area: Childhood Bereavement

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

$50,000
This first installment of a four-year, $660,000 grant supports the Healing and the Arts: New York Life Foundation and Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, which recognize art and writing related to bereavement; online exhibitions of the works; and summer workshops.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

$1,000,000
This first installment of a four-year, $3 million grant supports their efforts in helping youth cope with loss, death and grief by fostering a culture of wellness across all Clubs.

Columbia University

$500,000
This first installment of a three-year, $800,000 grant supports their development of digital tools to help promote resilience in grieving families.

Comfort Zone Camp

$500,000
This one year grant supports children who have suffered the death of a parent, sibling, or other beloved person.

Manitou Camps Foundation

Our grant supports their Shared Grief video project, which provides grieving children with encouraging messages from celebrities who also suffered losses.

The Moyer Foundation

$690,000
Two grants support Moyer, including their Camp Erin National Bereavement Camps, which support children who have lost a parent, sibling, or caregiver, as well as their National Bereavement Camp Conference and the National Bereavement Resource Guide.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

$480,000
Two grants support its annual symposium for bereavement service providers, online projects, and expansion of national awareness and outreach campaigns.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

Our grant supports 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.

Outward Bound USA

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

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

$400,000
This second 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. The grant also provides scholarship support for families and mentors attending the camps.

University of Texas Health Science Center

$700,000
This first installment of a three-year, $1.55 million grant supports its goal of establishing best practices in the treatment of bereaved youth.

Grief Reach Program Grants*

  • Ted E. Bear Hollow, Omaha, NE
  • Park Nicollet Foundation, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
  • The Healing Center, Seattle, WA
  • Wildflower Camp Foundation, Wellesley Hills, MA
  • KARA, Palo Alto, CA
  • Children’s Grief Connection, Willow River, MN
  • Oak Tree Corner, Oakwood, OH
  • HOPE for the Bereaved, Syracuse, NY
  • Hope and Healing Place, Amarillo, TX
  • Tristesse Grief Center, Tulsa, OK
  • Willow Center, Lewiston, ID
  • Wissahickon Hospice of UPHS, Bala Cynwyd, PA
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, Statesville, NC
  • Journey of Hope Grief Support Center, Plano, TX
  • Kids Hurt Too Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
  • Camp Good Grief of Staten Island, New York, NY
  • My Healing Place, Austin, TX
  • WinterSpring Center, Medford, OR
  • Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, CA
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation, Milwaukee, WI
  • Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Brave Heart Volunteers, Sitka, AK
  • Children’s Grief Center of El Paso, TX
  • A Caring Hand, the Billy Esposito Foundation, New York, NY
  • John F. Kennedy Medical Center Foundation, Edison, NJ
  • St. Louis Bereavement Center for Young People, MO
  • St. John Community Health Investment Corp., Warren, MI
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, Drayton, SC
  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, Oakland, CA
  • Ele’s Place, Ann Arbor, MI
  • New Hope for Kids, Maitland, FL
  • Fairview Foundation, Saint Paul, MN
  • Parmenter VNA and Community Care, Wayland, MA
  • Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Good Shepherd Hospice, Farmingdale, NY
  • Bo’s Place, Houston, TX
  • William Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, Washington, DC
  • Hospice Caring, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Evergreen Youth and Family Services, Bemidji, MN
  • Care Dimensions, Danvers, MA
  • Tuesday’s Children, New York, NY
  • *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.