New York Life Foundation

At the Jacksonville General Office, we do more than work in the community, we're part of it. Many of our Agents have local roots-some even go back generations. That's important, because it gives them a vested interest in the people and businesses that make up the community. We believe there's no greater job than helping our friends and neighbors succeed.

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 $120 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations.  Through its focus on Nurturing the Children, the Foundation supports programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of mentoring, the establishment of safe places to learn and grow, educational enhancement opportunities and childhood bereavement.  The Foundation also encourages and facilitates the community involvement of employees, agents, and retirees of New York Life through its Volunteers for Lifeprogram.  To lean more, please visit the Foundation's website at


New York Life of Jacksonville Gives Back


New York Life, a 166 year old mutual company, has had a Jacksonville office since 1904.  Nationally and locally, the company maintains a huge presence in the nonprofit community.  In addition to donating millions of dollars each year to national nonprofits, funds are raised locally each year by agents and employees via New York Life’s many charitable giving programs.


From the first day at our office, good corporate citizenship is promoted.  This means a responsibility to be active and valuable participants in the community via socially responsible policies and practices; promoting volunteerism, and providing a variety of ways to contribute philanthropically.


Agents and staff have the opportunity to take advantage of company programs to support our local charities including grantmaking, office participation in walk-a-thons and the like, in-kind donations of time and items, and matching grants for education.


Since formalized tracking programs for corporate grantmaking were solidified in 1993, agents and staff from our office have succeeded in securing more than 66 grants resulting in more than $180,000 to local charities.  These numbers do not begin to address the countless number of volunteer hours, in-kind donations and the funds that many contribute personally.


As New York Life agents and staff continue to increase their involvement in the non-profit sector, greater grantmaking opportunities will result in higher levels of financial support for nonprofits each year in our community.


Our company continues to lend a hand to such programs as (but not limited to):


  • Angelwood- homes and services for disabled children and adults and their families, Board participation and countless volunteer hours during work and after for annual fashion show and silent auction fundraiser.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk participation.
  • Pink Ribbon Golf Classic: countless volunteer hours and NYL Foundation grant benefitting breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center Beaches.
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Services.
  • Jacksonville Fashion Week Sponsorship, which in turn supported local charities from proceeds of each of the week long events.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, supporting walks and various events around the community.
  • Winn Dixie food pantry – Board participation, annual event chairmanship, and office food drives.
  • Down Syndrome Association annual Buddy Walks.
  • Clay County Special Olympics fundraisers and athlete support.
  • St. Augustine YMCA Children’s programming.
  • Community Hospice of NE Florida: support for facility expansion.
  • YMCA tug-o-war competition.
  • Children’s Home Society wrapping parties and assistance at Caring Chefs event, toy collection (Elmo’s) for children in need.
  • Volunteers and supplies provided for a variety of community projects such as a school beautification campaign, etc.