2020 Grief Reach Grants

2020 Grief Reach Grants

New York Life Foundation -  Grief Reach Grants


The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the National Alliance for Grieving Children is excited to announce the opening of the RFP cycle for Grief Reach, a grant program that will expand capacity and increase access of bereavement services for grieving youth with local organizations.   

The New York Life Foundation has committed $1.25 million for up to thirty-seven grants to be given to organizations serving grieving children across the country. There are two different grant opportunities:

Cycle 1: Community Expansion Grants: Funds to expand services to bereaved children and youth.

Cycle 2: Capacity Building Grants: Funds to enhance organizational capacity, development and effectiveness.

Applicants can only apply for and receive one of these grants.

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 goal is to provide funding to expand the reach and capacity of organizations that offer local bereavement services for youth focused on unmet needs and diverse populations.

The funds for these grants are provided by New York Life Foundation and the oversight and RFP process is managed by the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Final decisions on grants are made by a review committee consisting of representatives from both the National Alliance for Grieving Children and the New York Life Foundation.

Dates to Apply

Spring Cycle: Community Expansion:
Application will open Monday, February 10th 2020

Application will close Monday March 9th 2020 at 8PM Eastern  

RFP Q & A Webinar, Cycle 1 – February 11th at 2:00PM Eastern.

To reigster click HERE.

The playback of this video is on the Community Expansion page.


Fall Cycle: Capacity Building:

RFP Q & A Webinar,  Cycle 2 – Dates Coming Soon
Application to open Monday, June 15th 2020
Application to close Friday, July 17th 2020 at 8:00 PM Eastern

RFP Q&A, Cycle 2 - TBD

For More Information: Grief Reach Request for Proposals Information for Download


New This Year!!
This year New York Life Foundation will be giving priority to projects that are focused on opioid-related deaths.