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Grief Reach - Community Expansion Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofit Organizations for Grief Support
Services to Underserved Children and Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New York Life Foundation and National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)

Deadline Date:

04/19/19 5:00 PM ET


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Grants of up to $25,000 per year and grants of up to $50,000 per year to USA nonprofit organizations to increase the availability of grief support services for underserved children and youth. The purpose of this grant is to expand programs to support bereaved children and teens who are not currently benefiting from existing services.

Proposals must fall into one of the following categories:
- Geographic Expansion: You are expanding your services into a new geographic location.
- Number Expansion: You are expanding to serve more children and families where you are already located.
- Population Expansion: You are expanding to serve a new age or population group, such as pre-school, LGBTQ, etc.
- Program/Service Expansion: You are starting new programming or services to the same children and families, such as a specific programming for suicide survivors; or if you are an already existing non-profit who will start offering bereavement services to children.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173692

Number of Grants:

7 Grants of $100,000 over 2 years; 8 grants of $50,000 over two years.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are provided in the following amounts:
- $100,000 ($50,000 per year for two years)
- $50,000 ($25,000 per year for two years).

Term of Contract:

Grants are for two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for grants of $100,000 organizations must have minimum annual organizational budgets of $500,000. To be eligible for grants of $50,000, organizations must have minimum annual organizational budgets of $250,000.

Eligibility Requirements:
-Be a private, nonprofit U.S. based organization, with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and which is not a private foundation
-Be in operation as a 501(c)3 for at least three consecutive years
-Currently serving bereaved youth
-Have at least one paid staff person

Excluded Organizations and Areas:
-Individuals or government agencies
-Organizations or activities whose services are limited to members of one religious or sectarian group
-Fraternal, social, professional, athletic, or veterans’ organizations
-Seminars, conferences, trips
-Endowments, memorials, or capital campaigns
-Fundraising events, telethons, races, or other benefits
-Goodwill advertising
-Basic or applied research
-Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, or national origin
- Organizations that have a current Grief Reach Grant and their Final Report has not been submitted yet.

Pre-Application Information:

Community Expansion Grant Application Cycle:
- Application Opens: Thursday, March 14th 2019
- Application Closes: Friday, April 19th 2019 5p.m. ET
- Grant announcement: June 2019

Please note: Organizations can only submit to one RFP cycle per calendar year.

Applications must be submitted through the online submission. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. To access the application, you must complete the pre-screening checklist. Only organizations able to answer 'Yes' to all five questions will be eligible for their application to be reviewed.


Additional information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Take the eligibility quiz and apply online (after March 14):

Please direct your questions to Megan Lopez at

National Alliance for Grieving Children
5109 – 82nd Street, Suite 7 #1117
Lubbock, Texas 79424
(866) 432-1542

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming