Grief Reach

Open for applications March 14 2022

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

1 in 14 children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by 18 and that number doubles by the age of 25 (Judi’s House, 2021), yet this issue is underfunded.  Due to the pandemic, more attention increased access, and additional resources are needed to support bereaved young people and their families. 

In 2011, in an effort to address the gap in funding and resources, the New York Life Foundation one of the largest corporate funders in the Childhood bereavement space partnered with the National Alliance for Children’s Grief, a national, professional alliance dedicated to education, advocacy and raising awareness about childhood bereavement to create Grief Reach.  Since its inception, the program has funded grants supporting improvements in bereavement support for children and their families in communities across the country.

Specific cycle focus areas.  Your grant proposal MUST meet one of these criteria to apply.

  • Innovation grants should be creative programming proposals that you are not currently offering and/or providing. Please note: this is not an expansion of something you are already providing/offering but a pilot of a new way to address a need and serve bereaved children.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion grants must be focused on providing services to all in your community with a special focus on DEI needs.

Key Dates:

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

  • Grants awarded in June 2022.

Grants Available:

Grief Reach Grants – Innovation Grants

  • $30,000 (one year only): Only organizations with the minimum annual organizational budget of $150,000 will be eligible to apply for this grant level.

 Grief Reach Grants – DEI Grants

  • $100,000 (two years only/$50K annually): Only organizations with minimum annual organizational budgets of $200,000 will be eligible to apply for this grant level.
  • $50,000 (two years only/$25K annually): Only organizations with minimum annual organizational budgets of $100,000 will be eligible to apply for this grant level.
  • $30,000 (two years only/$15K annually): Only organizations with minimum annual organizational budgets of $60,000 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 

GANTT Chart Template 

Questions?
Please contact Megan Lopez at:

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

About Grief Reach:

This grant program began in 2011 as a partnership between the National Alliance for Children's Grief and the New York Life Foundation. The goals are to:

  • Increase access to bereavement support services in local communities, especially diverse communities
  • Enhance the capacity of organizations providing bereavement support service
  • Expand bereavement support services to address unmet needs
  • Support communities dealing with grief and loss with tangible resources.

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