Grief Reach FAQs

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Here are some frequently asked questions about the Grief Reach Grant application process. We will update this page throughout the application period as more questions come in. 

Are last year's 2017 Webinars on Grief Reach still available to watch?

My organization is partnering with another organization to expand grief services.  Which organization should apply for the funds?

  •  The organization providing the grief services should apply for the grant

Are these funds restricted to children who have experienced a death, or can they be used for other losses?

  •  While we acknowledge that other losses affect children and need to be addressed, the Grief Reach Grant specifically funds programs serving youth who have experienced losses by death.

Does my organization have to be a bereavement organization to apply?

  •  No, but you must support bereaved youth.

Are schools eligible to apply?

  •  Yes, as long your school is serving bereaved youth.

Does my organization have to be a member of the NAGC to apply?

  •  No.

Do I have to have a relationship with New York Life to apply?

  •  No.  However, if you do have a relationship with your local New York Life office, we would like to know about it.

 Can an organization serving kids outside the United States apply for a Grief Reach Grant?

  •  No. Grief Reach Grants are only available to organizations functioning within the U.S.

Can I apply for both the Community Expansion grant and the Capacity Building grant?

  •  No, you may only apply for one grant and may only be awarded one grant.

Can I use Grief Reach Grant  funds to start a bereavement program?

  •  No, these funds are specifically for programs already serving grieving children in order to expand their reach.

Do you have to be a nonprofit to apply?

  •  Yes, only eligible 501(c) (3) organizations can apply.

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