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

Deadline: July 11, 2016

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) in partnership with New York Life seeks to expand the reach and access of local bereavement programs and services to underserved youth. Grief Reach community expansion grants are intended to fund program expansion to include bereaved children and teens not currently served by existing services. The target population is detailed as follows: 50% of the children served must be from low-income families, or 50% of the children must be from minority communities. The following information should be provided about the population to be served:

  • Economically disadvantaged children and teens (18 years and younger) – Annual family income below 200 percent of the official poverty line; or eligibility for free or reduced-price school lunch or food stamps; or eligibility for other public assistance
  • Underserved racial and ethnic communities – For the purposes of this grant process, children and teens are considered from underrepresented populations if they fall into one or more of the following categories as described by the US Census Bureau: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders, Biracial or Multiracial

The projects must be an expansion of services to children not currently served by the program. Projects need to have a direct impact on children. For example, educating the community is not enough unless it ties directly into serving children.

Amount: The following grants will be awarded: Ten grants of $15,000; six grants of $50,000 (per year for two years); and six grants of $100,000 ($50,000 per year for two years). Application amount 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
  • Be in operation as a 501(c)3 for at least three consecutive years
  • Provide 990 tax returns for the past two years
  • Currently be serving bereaved youth
  • Have at least one paid staff person

Link: https://childrengrieve.org/2016-grief-reach-grant-opportunities

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