OVERVIEW: The NAILBA Charitable Foundation supports local and grassroots groups that support vulnerable populations, specifically children.
IP TAKE: NAILBA takes a broad approach to its disease-related grantmaking. It likes to support smaller and local organizations.
PROFILE: The NAILBA Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies. The foundation seeks to "encourage volunteerism among NAILBA members and provide grant funds to worthy charitable organizations that serve to enhance the quality of life for those less fortunate, with a special emphasis on children." Preferring a broad approach, NAILBA does not name specific grantmaking priorities. In the past, however, it has invested in diseases, youth, education, and various cancers, among other concerns.
NAILBA's broad approach helps the foundation invest in a variety of fields, which all emphasize children. As such, the foundation supports a range of children’s charities, which serve kids suffering from specific diseases. For instance, past grantees include the Children’s Cancer Network, Alexander Leigh Center for Autism, and the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments.
Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $25,000 and are generally supported by a local NAILBA affiliate. To learn more about the types of organizations supported by NAILBA, explore its grants recipients page. The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications, due by July 14. Grantseekers should keep a close watch on the foundation’s website to stay abreast of upcoming deadlines and other important dates.
- Kathy Allison, Director of NAILBA Membership and the NAILBA Foundation
- Jack Chiasson, NAILBA Chief Executive Officer