New York Life Foundation Grief reach

The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is excited to announce the opening of the Request for Proposal (RFP) cycle for Grief Reach, a program that expands direct service support to bereavement sites or programs across the country through Capacity Building and Community Expansion grants. Capacity Building grants focus on organizational development and effectiveness, while Community Expansion grants bring support services to youth not currently served by existing bereavement programs. This is the eighth year of the Grief Reach program. Through this initiative, we have supported 236 organization committing over $7.1 million.

WHO:The New York Life Foundation, one of the largest funder for childhood bereavement field, is offering a grant opportunity to support organizations that provide bereavement servicers to expand their services and/or grow their capacity to provide assistance to diverse and disadvantaged youth with limited access to bereavement services locally. NAGC, as a partner in this space, will administer the grant program.

WHAT: The Foundation has committed $1.25 million toward forty-two grants for local organizations serving grieving children across the country. The grants amount ranges from $10,000 to $100,000.

WHEN: Two grant cycles. The first cycle will open on March 5th and run through April 5th, with decision announcements in June 2017. The second cycle will open June 28th and run through July 30th, with decision announcements in October 2017. Participants are required to select the cycle in which they would like to apply.

WHERE: The full request for proposals, including information about the Grief Reach program and application to submit a proposal can be accessed HERE.

Learn more about this grant opportunity: Attend one of the webinars:
March 8 at 2 pm EST: Click here to register
July 12th at 2pm EST: Click here to register

Click here to see a list of current Grief Reach Grantees.