By making a donation to the National Alliance for Grieving Children you will show your commitment to raising awareness about the needs of children and teens grieving a death and help us continue to provide education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.
Outreach to Key Constituents
The NAGC provides a presence for the childhood bereavement support movement to national and local organizations, collaborations and conferences, where the NAGC advocates for greater sensitivity to the needs of bereaved children and their families. Our more than 700 members across North America advocate in their own local communities, many building relationships with local schools, social service agencies and after school care programs. We have strong partnerships with likeminded organizations, including the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Hospice Foundation of America, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Center for Native American Youth.
Increased Funding for Childhood Bereavement
In 2011, the NAGC and New York Life Foundation partnered to create the Grief Reach Grant Program, which provides direct funding to bereavement support organizations to expand their services to underserved youth. Grief Reach has provided 5 million dollars in funding to over 140 organizations resulting in thousands of additional children and teens across the United States receiving services in their own communities. Grants are funded by New York Life Foundation and the RFP is managed by the NAGC.
National Standards of Practice for Childhood Bereavement Support Programs
The National Alliance for Grieving Children convened an oversight committee made up of representatives from various disciplines across the childhood bereavement support field and developed National Standards of Practice for our field. These standards are being adopted by bereavement support programs throughout the United States.
Thank you for considering these Giving Opportunities
The Annual Fund
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund provide the essential flexibility that enables the NAGC to respond to the evolving needs of the grief and bereavement profession. By utilizing unrestricted funding, we can advance our mission, continue vital work, and expand the reach of our field. Your contribution to the Annual Fund can be accomplished by connecting with the NAGC in person at the symposium, conventions and other gatherings, through donations made online, and via NAGC membership forms, or by mail.
A major gift is transformative and can touch every corner of the child bereavement field. To learn more about these opportunities for making a major gift to the NAGC, please email us at Kathy.Wisnefski@ChildrenGrieve.org
Leave an honorable legacy that reflects your lifelong values and commitment to childhood bereavement awareness and education to those who support them by committing a planned gift. For more information about making a planned gift, email us at Kathy.Wisnefski@ChildrenGrieve.org
Sponsorship & In-Kind Support
The NAGC hosts several events throughout the year, including an Annual Symposium on Children's Grief and monthly live Webinars, which features various sponsorship levels and in-kind giving opportunities. For more information about being a sponsor or making an in-kind donation, email us at Kathy.Wisnefski@ChildrenGrieve.org
Make a Tribute Gift
This thoughtful donation recognizes you and your honoree. Honors and memorials are an ideal way to celebrate the achievement of a colleague, mark a special occasion, or honor a life lived. Any gift to the NAGC can be given in honor or in memory of someone special to you. We are glad to acknowledge tribute gifts to friends or family you might want to make aware of the gift.
Your Gift at Work
With multi-year grant funding from the New York Life Foundation, the NAGC leads the Childhood Bereavement Awareness Initiative to facilitate a national discussion about childhood grief. We are educating and empowering people throughout diverse communities to play a supportive role in the life of a child or teen dealing with a death loss.
Our Purpose for this campaign is to build and execute an ongoing industry-wide and public awareness initiative in order to raise understanding of and sensitivity to the issue of childhood grief.
Our Vision is for all bereaved children to have access to support and understanding in the places where they live, learn, play and grow.
Professional Training and Education
The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) equips bereavement professionals, children's health professionals and volunteers who work with grieving children with the most effective strategies and tools to better serve their communities and train their staff and constituents. When it comes to continuing education, we work diligently with our partners to discover and communicate new developments and research advances specific to our field and the well being of grieving children.
The NAGC's Annual Symposium on Children's Grief is the longest running and most comprehensive conference dedicated to childhood bereavement in the United States. As the premier event for professional education and networking, it attracts hundreds of professionals, clinicians, researchers, and advocates who come together in a unique and interactive setting to exchange information and clinical expertise, announce new findings, highlight innovative programs, share perspectives and collaborate on ways to advance the field.
The NAGC's educational programming includes highly acclaimed monthly webinars on topics related to childhood bereavement support, program enhancement, fundraising, and non-profit administration. Professionals who work with children in a variety of settings, including social work, counseling, faith based-organizations, healthcare organizations, schools, and after care programs are among those who attend. Webinars are affordable for the general public and free for NAGC members.
For any questions on Individual / Corporate / Foundation Giving or to make a donation offline, Please Contact Kathy Wisnefski (Direct 414-791-7479)