Strategic grants.

Focusing on two critical resource areas.

Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS. Private foundations, individuals, and government agencies are not eligible to receive grants from the Foundation. Applications are accepted by invitation only.

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.

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.

Strategic Grants

Local area grants

Local area grants.

Providing the support needed for a resilient future.

Through our Grief Reach program, in collaboration with the National Alliance for Grieving Children, we aim to help grief providers expand and grow their capacity to provide assistance to diverse and disadvantaged youth with limited access to bereavement services throughout the country.

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Aim High, in consultation with the Afterschool Alliance, is part of the New York Life Foundation’s ongoing investment to help underserved 8th-graders reach the 9th grade on time and prepared for high school level work. To that end, we support high quality out-of-school time (OST) programs as a way to give students access to crucial academic and social-emotional resources.

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Employee and agent grant opportunities.

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.

Agents and employees can access our five different grant opportunities below:

Community Impact Grants

Grief-Sensitive School Initiative Grants

Individual Volunteer Grants 

Matching Gift Grants

Team Grants



2019 Foundation Philanthropic Investment.


Education Enhancement Strategy

Helping middle school students successfully transition to high school.


Childhood Bereavement Strategy

Supporting programs and resources for bereaved children and families.


Workforce Engagement Grants

Encouraging, facilitating, and recognizing the philanthropic activities of our workforce.

Spreading the good.


National Philanthropic Investment

New York Life invests with charitable contributions throughout the country that help drive our mission - to make a substantial difference in lives of children, families, and communities.

Giving by State

New York Life and its Foundation make philanthropic investments in each state to support national and local initiatives that both align with strategic funding areas and support community engagement by our workforce.