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Our purpose On a mission to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities

Since 1979 the New York Life Foundation has worked to provide crucial resources to those in need and has provided over $415 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations. We primarily focus on programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement support.

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Supporting communities during COVID-19

In 2020, New York Life responded to the unexpected. When COVID-19 hit, New York Life and our Foundation provided emergency pandemic relief grants to support communities across the country.

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.

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Inspiring real change

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