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THE NEW YORK LIFE FOUNDATION Meeting life’s challenges with life-changing support

The New York Life Foundation invests in programs that benefit young people, particularly in educational enhancement and childhood bereavement support. We have fostered a culture of volunteerism and community involvement for New York Life's employees and financial professionals. 

2022 State of Grief Report

2024 State of Grief Report

The New York Life Foundation developed the second annual State of Grief Report  to enhance and increase the national conversation around grief and bereavement support. The report includes research surveying adults across the U.S. about grief and loss based on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other significant events of the past year. Learn more


2023 Corporate Responsibility Report

In this report, we share our commitment to Our People, Our Communities, Our Policyholders and Clients, Our Approach to Responsible Investing, Impact and Innovation, Our Environment, and Our Governance. The Report provides updates on our last report. Additionally, the report also includes a Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures report, a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index, and a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index. Learn more


Discover our mission

The New York Life Foundation invests in programs that benefit young people, particularly in educational enhancement and childhood bereavement support. We have fostered a culture of volunteerism and community involvement for New York Life’s employees and financial professionals.

2023 Philanthropic Giving

Over 175 years of investing in lives and communities

Kai's Journey

Kai's Journey - Lost in the Middle

For Kai and his friends, grief and loss are lifelong journeys. The same goes for real children and their families - it doesn’t just end when the book ends. That’s why we’ve expanded the series with our newest book, Lost in the Middle, a graphic novel for middle schoolers.

Our Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative

When it comes to grief support at school, many educators feel underprepared to help. In fact, according to a recent survey by the New York Life Foundation and American Federation of Teachers, ninety-two percent of educators think that there should be a greater focus on training educators to support grieving students, and ninety-one percent say that they personally would be interested in participating in bereavement training offered through their school or district.

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A company that puts love into action

The essence of our business is serving others. In 1998, New York Life created our corporate volunteer program, Volunteers for Good (VfG). It develops and promotes volunteer opportunities for our workforce, allowing them to serve the communities where they work and live. Giving time and expertise, we collaborate with hundreds of charitable organizations and help coordinate volunteer projects every year to address community needs across the country.