A foundation affiliated with the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies has awarded $237,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit groups.

The biggest grant, for $35,000, is going to Children’s Oncology Services Inc., Chicago, according to the NAILBA Charitable Foundation, Fairfax, Va. The foundation also has contributed $25,000 to the scholarship fund at the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education, Arlington, Va.