The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies Charitable Foundation says it will be giving $250,000 to 18 nonprofit groups this year.

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation, Fairfax, Va., says the biggest grants were for $25,000.

One $25,000 grant went to Child & Family Services of Newport County, Newport, R.I., and a second $25,000 grant went to the Challenger Division of the Laguna Little League in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The NAILBA foundation is giving about twice as much grant money this year as it gave last year, the foundation says.