Details about our grantmaking and workplace grants.

We provide a range of grants to those doing valuable work in the community.


 

Educational enhancement

We help build academic foundations for middle schoolers during the critical out-of-school hours in order to prepare them for their transition to high school.

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Childhood bereavement

We help raise awareness around the importance of supporting children and families who have experienced the death of a close loved one and invest in resources to assist them in their time of need.

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Local area grants

In addition to our national initiatives supporting bereavement and education, we strive to support local and grassroots organizations making a big difference in our communities.

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Workplace grants

If our workforce is volunteering or supporting your nonprofit or school, learn about grant opportunities to support your work.

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Teacher and student in front of class

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.

New York Life’s Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative was created to address the gap in grief support in schools by providing resources and tools for school communities to support grieving students and their families. Any K-12 accredited private or public school and school district can request to be part of this program.


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Doctors putting on protective gear.

They protect our families. So let’s protect theirs.

Those on the front lines of this pandemic are acting on their love to protect families and save lives. In response, the New York Life Foundation partnered with Cigna Foundation to create the Brave of Heart Fund (the Fund) powered by E4E; honoring healthcare workers and volunteers who go to hospitals and medical facilities every day, knowingly putting themselves in harm's way while working with COVID-19 positive patients. The Fund  provides support to families of frontline healthcare works and healthcare volunteers who lost their lives fighting COVID-19.

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Contact the Foundation.

You can contact the New York Life Foundation via email at NYLFoundation@NewYorkLife.com.