‘Brave of Heart Fund’ for Families of Healthcare Heroes

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May 5, 2021

Help a qualifying family apply for a Brave of Heart Fund grant of $15,000 or more. 

The Brave of Heart Fund at E4E Relief was created by the foundations of New York Life and Cigna, and is designed to provide charitable support to families of health care workers and health care volunteers who lost their lives to COVID. In addition to charitable grants, Cigna behavioral health offers a range of emotional support and services and the New York Life Foundation offers grief coping resources to help families navigate these difficult times.

Thousands of lives of been lost from among the healthcare community – the count is over 3,600. New York Life and Cigna want to reach every surviving family they can, and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership wants to help share the opportunity to receive these grants far and wide.

To date, the fund activity includes over $15.2M in charitable grants that have been awarded to over 425 families in 40 states.*

New York Life is seeking eligible applicants! Please join us in sharing the Brave of Heart Fund’s mission with your network and community. We need help reaching the families of our fallen frontline healthcare workers. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on families of frontline workers and relieve some of their financial burdens.

For more information about the application process, check out Brave of Heart Fund’s quick guide. Start the process by verifying eligibility here to apply for a Brave of Heart Fund grant.

For all of the latest information, programs, benefits, and FAQs, please visit BraveOfHeartFund.com.


*Data as of  May 3, 2021, subject to change.

© 2020-2021 New York Life Insurance Company. All rights reserved. BRAVE OF HEART FUND is a registered trademark of New York Life Insurance Company. The Brave of Heart Fund is powered by charitable partner, E4E Relief, and seeded by contributions from the Foundations of New York Life and Cigna.


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