Grief Reach

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The New York Life Foundation, in partnership with the National Alliance for Children’s Grief, is requesting grant proposals through the Grief Reach Program. The focus of this cycle is Grief Support in School Communities. For children who grieved at home in the past year, the return to school post-pandemic presents a challenge.  Losses grieved in isolation must now find space in a classroom environment.  The New York Life Foundation and the National Alliance for Children’s Grief through this program are powering up bereavement organizations in communities to support schools in the grief work that must be done.  This is a critical investment in these students but also in the communities they live in. We look forward to partnering with you.

Key Dates:

  • Application Opens: November 1st 
  • Grief Reach Informational Call: November 16th, 2021, 1:30 p.m. E.T. Register Watch the Recording Below.
  • Grief Reach Final Questions Call: December 8th, 2021, 3:00 p.m. E.T. Register here.
  • Application Closes: December 20th, 2021, 8:00 p.m. E.T.

Grants Available:

  • $150,000 (two years -$75K annually)
  • $100,000 (two years - $50K annually)
  • $50,000 (two years - $25K annually)
  • $20,000 (one year)
Please reference the RFP document to see the qualifying criteria associated with each grant.  

Read and download the Request For Proposals document 

Grief Support in School Communities Cycle GANTT Chart 

Please contact Megan Lopez at:

About Grief Reach:

This grant program began in 2011 as a partnership between the National Alliance for Grieving Children 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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