The New York Life Foundation will buttress The Moyer Foundation with the announcement of a $1 million grant to be given over the course of three years.

The charitable arm of New York Life Insurance Company will expand upon its four year partnership with The Moyer Foundation, an organization founded by Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen to help children in distress through education and support.

The grant will be utilized to ensure the continuation of The Moyer Foundation’s Camp Erin. The funds will help establish new camp locations as well as increase the number of children served by each location. In addition to expanding Camp Erin, funds from the grant will also be used to support the National Bereavement Resource Guide, a compilation of state and local resources for people experiencing loss.

The Moyer Foundation’s National Bereavement Camp Conference will be completely funded by the grant. The conference serves as a platform for grief professionals across the country to network and share best practices.

Chris Park, president of the New York Life Foundation, said, “We are proud to continue our strong partnership with The Moyer Foundation, whose mission and commitment to the issue of childhood bereavement positively impacts so many children in need. The need among bereaved children is greater than commonly thought. In fact, according to a recent study, one in seven children will experience the loss of a family member (or close friend) before the age of 20, which puts children at risk. However, the good news is that grieving children themselves report that the support, experiences, and resources that The Moyer Foundation provides help ease their burden and promotes the hope and optimism they need.”