Areas of Interest

Educational Enhancement

We support projects that help eighth-graders get to ninth grade on time. Studies show that kids who begin high school well-prepared are four times as likely to graduate and go on to college, so we are interested in helping these disadvantaged kids build a solid academic foundation during the critical after-school and summer hours.

Childhood Bereavement

The New York Life Foundation has long been focused on serving children in need. In 2008, the Foundation expanded that focus to include an initiative to help children deal with the loss of a parent, caregiver or sibling and to help parents and other caring adults help children deal with the emotional turmoil that results from the death of a close family member. Click here for more information and resources on Childhood Bereavement.

*The Foundation does not support projects that are primarily sports-, health-, or arts-related, or those requesting support exclusively for personnel or capital expenses.