A charity affiliated with a large insurer is making a contribution that could help young members of a large, rapidly growing demographic group.

The foundation formed by New York Life Insurance Company, New York, is awarding a 2-year, $400,300 grant to Girls Inc., New York, a group that organizes programs for girls.

Girls Inc. will use the grant to establish 7 new chapters in areas with large or growing populations of Hispanic girls, New York Life says.