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Grief Reach - Community Expansion Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools for Grief Support
Services to Underserved Children and Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New York Life Foundation, National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

04/05/18 8:00 PM EST


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Grants of up to $50,000 per year to USA nonprofit organizations and schools to increase the availability of grief support services for underserved children and youth. It is highly recommended that applicants join the March 7, 2018 webinar. The purpose of this grant is to expand programs to support bereaved children and teens who are not currently benefitting from existing services.

Target Populations:

-50% of the children served must be from low-income families (defined as an annual family income 200 percent below the poverty line, eligible for free or reduced school lunch, or other public assistance); or

-50% of the children must come from a minority household, For the purposes of this grant process, children and teens are considered from underrepresented populations if they fall into one or more of the following categories as described by the US Census Bureau: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders, Biracial or Multiracial.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173692

Number of Grants:

5 grants of $15,000; 3 grants of $50,000; and 3 grants of $100,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are provided in the following amounts:
-$50,000 ($25,000 a year for two years)
-$100,000 ($50,000 a year for two years)

Grant request amount must not be greater than 10% of the organization’s most recent fiscal year actuals. (For example: An organization must have had $250,000 or more of expenses last year in order to apply for a $25,000 grant.)

Term of Contract:

- Grants of $15,000 are for one year.
- Grants of $50,000 and $100,000 are for two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:

-Be a private, nonprofit U.S. based organization, with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and which is not a private foundation
-Be in operation as a 501(c)3 for at least three consecutive years
-Currently serving bereaved youth
-Have at least one paid staff person

Please note: Schools are eligible to apply as long as the school serves bereaved youth.

Excluded Organizations and Areas:

-Individuals or government agencies
-Organizations or activities whose services are limited to members of one religious or sectarian group
-Fraternal, social, professional, athletic, or veterans’ organizations
-Seminars, conferences, trips
-Endowments, memorials, or capital campaigns
-Fundraising events, telethons, races, or other benefits
-Goodwill advertising
-Basic or applied research
-Organizations which discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, or national origin

Pre-proposal Conference:

It is highly recommended that applicants attend one of the following Q & A Webinars.

- RFP Q & A Webinar, Cycle 1 – March 7, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
- RFP Q & A Webinar, Cycle 2 – July 12, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

RSVP using the links in Contact Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

2018 Grant Cycles:
-Cycle 1: March 5 - April 5, 8:00 PM EST
-Cycle 2: June 28 - July 26, 2018, 8:00 PM EST

Please note: Organizations can only submit to one RFP cycle per calendar year.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register for the March 7, 2018 (Cycle 1) webinar:

Register for the July 12, 2018 (Cycle 2) webinar:

Applications will open on March 5, 2018.

Please direct your questions to Megan Lopez at

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming