Grief Reach - Community Expansion Grants

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

GrantWatch ID#: 173692
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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



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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to increase the availability of grief support services for underserved children and youth. It is highly recommended that applicants join the July 26 webinar. The purpose of this grant is to expand programs to serve bereaved teens and children who are not currently served by 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).


-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.

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

The New York Life Foundation is providing community expansion grants 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)

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

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

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

It is highly recommend that applicants attend the following Q/A Webinar scheduled for July 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Please note: there will be an in-person informational session at the NAGC Symposium on June 23rd during the lunch session.

Additional information about deadlines, information sessions, and session playbacks may be found here:

Community Expansion Grant Application Cycles:
-Cycle 1: March 6th through April 10th; decisions announced in June
-Cycle 2: June 22nd through August 7th; decisions announced in October


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

Register for the July 26, 2017 webinar:

Please direct your questions to:

Megan Lopez

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