Community Involvement

The New York Life Foundation

Inspired by New York Life's tradition of service and humanity, the New York Life Foundation has, since its founding in 1979, provided more than $275 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation invests in programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement support.

The Foundation also facilitates “people power,” encouraging the community involvement of employees and agents of New York Life who volunteer where and when it matters most.

Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative

New York Life has launched a groundbreaking program called the Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative to better equip educators and other school personnel to care for grieving students.

Through the program, New York Life trains interested agents and employees to meet with schools in their local communities, make educators aware of the prevalence and impact of grief among school-age children, and direct educators to bereavement resources, including those designed by the Coalition to Support Grieving Students.