• Our goal.

    In keeping with New York Life’s commitment to helping individuals and families build better tomorrows.

About us.

Supporting children across the United States has long been at the center of our philanthropic work. Our goal is to give children and youth a chance to realize their potential and build a bright future for themselves and the world around us.

The New York Life Foundation today has two distinct grantmaking focus areas in support of this goal: childhood bereavement support and educational enhancement.

Since 2008, we have made a strategic commitment to support and raise awareness of bereaved children and their families – and we are now the largest corporate funder of childhood bereavement support.

The Foundation also honors its longstanding commitment to educational enhancement; over the past four years, our work in this area has evolved to target late middle school as a key transition point impacting children’s educational futures.

As an extension of our grantmaking, New York Life is highly dedicated to promoting local engagement in the communities where our employees and agents work and live. We seek to integrate our financial investments with sustained, company-wide philanthropic activity through volunteer programs, fundraising campaigns, team grant opportunities, and more.

2017 Foundation Philanthropic Investment

$9,018,777
Education Enhancement Strategy
Helping middle school students successfully transition to high school.
$6,018,423
Childhood Bereavement Strategy
Supporting programs and resources for bereaved children and families.
$4,503,033
Workforce Engagement
Grants to encourage, facilitate, and recognize the philanthropic activities of our workforce.