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National Alliance for Grieving Children / New York Life Foundation: Grief Reach-Community Expansion Grants

Deadline: April 22, 2019

The National Alliance for Grieving Children in partnership with New York Life seeks to expand capacity and increase access of bereavement services for grieving youth with local organizations. Grief Reach-Community Expansion Grants must expand services to diverse populations, categories include:

  • Geographic Expansion: Expanding services into a new geographic location
  • Number Expansion: Expanding to serve more children and families where the applicant is currently located
  • Population Expansion: Expanding to a new age or population group, such as pre-school, LGBTQ, etc.
  • Program/Service Expansion: Starting new programming or services for the same children and families the applicant is currently serving, such as a specific program for suicide survivors; or if the applicant is an existing nonprofit that will begin offering bereavement services to children

Additional requirements:

  • Bereaved children and youth are defined as children under the age of 25 who have had a loved one die. Applicants for this grant program may serve students outside of these limits but grant funds, if awarded, are for supporting bereaved children under the age of 25.
  • Applicants must serve at least 50 percent low-income youth and/or minority children. For the purposes of this grant program, low-income is defined as students who qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program (FRPL).

Amount: Award ranges are as follows:

  • A total of seven grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded to organizations with minimum annual organizational budgets of $500,000
  • A total of eight grants of up to $50,000 over two years will be awarded to organizations with minimum annual organizational budgets of $250,000

Note: Request amounts must not be greater than 10% of the organization’s most recent fiscal year actuals.

Eligibility: Organizations must be a private, nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status, and which is not a private foundation. Organizations must have been in operation as a 501(c)3 for at least three consecutive years and have at least one paid staff person.

Link: https://childrengrieve.org/grief-reach/community-expansion-grant

Notes: A Q&A webinar will be held on March 21, 2019. See above website to register.

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