Brave of Heart Grant Opportunity

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Dedicated Grant Cycle for Grief Support for Families Bereaved by COVID-19 

The application window has now closed.  We will communicate with each applicant as soon as the review committee completes its work.

Purpose of this request for proposals:

“Among the more than 760,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States are parents, custodial grandparents, or other caregivers on whom children had relied for financial, emotional, and developmental support. Many of these children already faced significant social and economic adversity, and these devastating losses can impact their development and success for the rest of their lives.” (COVID Collaborative, 2022). Funding from this grant cycle will support bereavement centers in their program support and outreach to these children.  The RFP welcomes requests that meet the identified needs of children who are grieving and are informed with cultural considerations for your community. 

The goal of this program is to increases access to bereavement support services in local communities, specifically for children who are grieving the death of someone from COVID-19. 

The Brave of Heart Fund was founded in May 2020 by the foundations of Cigna and New York Life and administered by E4E Relief. It was established to provide charitable grants and emotional support services to families of frontline healthcare workers, volunteers and support staff whose lives were lost in the fight against COVID-19. The Brave of Heart Fund continues to honor the hard work and sacrifice of healthcare workers and their families, via grants to nonprofit organizations working to address the long-term challenges they continue to experience.

The National Alliance for Children's Grief (NACG) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. Through the collective voice of our members and partners, we educate, advocate and raise awareness about childhood bereavement.

The application window has now closed.  We will communicate with each applicant as soon as the review committee completes its work.

Grants Available:

  • $10,000: Organizations with minimum annual bereavement budget of $50,000 will be eligible to apply for this grant level.
  • $20,000: Organizations with minimum annual bereavement budgets of $100,000 will be eligible to apply for this grant level.
Please reference the RFP document to see additional qualifying criteria associated with each grant.  
 

Read and download the Request For Proposals document

 Using the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model in your application?  Make sure to read through this helpful citation guide.

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