The Golden Sweater is a story about a little boy named Kai who, together with his mother, learns how to navigate a profound loss in their family. The book is dedicated to children and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The New York Life Foundation will donate $1 for every download of The Golden Sweater up to $175,000 to one of our four bereavement partners.
We are a leading resource for helping educators, families, communities and caregivers learn how to support children who have lost a parent or sibling. This focus aligns with our purpose, and who we are as a company.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has presented an opportunity to develop resiliency in children and young adults. We are providing articles, videos and resources in collaboration with our trusted partners that will provide helpful information to support families as they navigate through this unprecedent time.
Our educational grantmaking programs focus on enrichment for middle schoolers during the critical out-of-school hours, in order to prepare them for their transition to high school and set them up for success.
We provide Engagement Grants where and when there is a particular passion from our employees and agents towards a cause. We support, help facilitate, and recognize those who work locally to impact their communities. They put in the sweat; the Foundation puts in the equity.
Most of our grantmaking is by invitation only. Our focus is on childhood grief support, of which we are the largest corporate contributor, and out-of-school-time programs for middle schoolers transitioning to high school.
Local Area Grants
We accept applications through a Request for Proposal (RFP) grant process in our areas of strategic focus via The Grief Reach and Aim High programs.
Employee and Agent Grant Programs
Our corporate signature program, Volunteers for Good, supports the philanthropic activities of our employees and agents. We offer several ways for our workforce to get involved: Individual Volunteer Grants, Team Grants, Community Impact Grants, GSSI Grants, Matching Gifts and a Giving Campaign.
Helping Club members cope with loss, death and grief by fostering a culture of wellness through their “Be There” program. This grant also enables BGCA to build their Ready, Set, Action curriculum.
Grief Reach Spring Cycle - Community Expansion: Now Open!
Application period: Monday, February 10th - Monday March 9th 2020
Employee donated time in 2019.