Employees picking up trash

Our people

New York Life employees collaborate with hundreds of charitable organizations and help coordinate volunteer projects every year to address community needs across the country.


Doctors putting on protective gear.
Colleagues huddled around computer

Our bereavement and education research

The New York Life Foundation collaborates on surveys and research to better understand our philanthropic areas in efforts to invest, partner, and address these fields.

Colleagues huddled around computer

Diverse young group working in office

Our corporate responsibility

At New York Life, our mission starts with the responsibility to provide financial security to families and businesses across the country. And that care extends to our people, our communities, and our governance.


Doctors putting on protective gear.
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.

Doctors putting on protective gear.

Giving by state

With guidance from our workforce, New York Life and its Foundation make philanthropic investments in each state to help support community engagement.

Choose a state to see its charitable giving.


Inspiring real change

We are committed to serving individuals and communities through a wide array of programs and grants.


Grant opportunities

We provide funding in several different ways—our strategy philanthropic investments, local grants, special initiatives and grants that recognize the engagement of our workforce.

Our grantmaking


Resources for communities

The New York Life Foundation has developed an online grief resource which offers articles, expert tips, personal stories and local resources for families, educators and community members.

Explore resources


The Foundation in action

We’ve collected stories that reflect our shared belief that New York Life not only has the ability, but also the responsibility, to help people in the communities where we live and work.

See how we are taking action