A foundation affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company is giving $60,000 to the Coalition for the Homeless.
New York Life, New York, will be contributing a total of $340,000 to the Coalition, which also is based in New York.
The coalition will be using the new grant to pay for 33 children to attend a 19-day camp program for homeless children.
The camp now serves a total of 300 homeless children every summer.
In other philanthropic news:
- AIG American General, Houston, a unit of American International Group Inc., New York, is renewing its sponsorship of the “Saves for Children” program with the Houston Astros.
Throughout the 2006 Major League Baseball regular season, every time an Astros pitcher earns a save, AIG American General will donate $500 to the Astros in Action Foundation.
The foundation will give the money to Children at Risk, Houston, a nonprofit group that lobbies for government efforts to help children.
In 2005, the Saves For Children program raised $11,000, and this year the program could raise about $20,000, according to AIG American General.