The Family Access Network (FAN), a nonprofit that improves lives by ensuring all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services, announced today that it was awarded a $12,500 Community Impact Grant from New York Life.
The grant will support FAN advocate services in local schools, which will enable FAN advocates to connect 125 children in need to basic services, for one year, while keeping them healthy and in school.
“We are grateful for New York Life’s investment in FAN, which will change many lives for the better,” said Julie Lyche, FAN’s Executive Director. “Without the support from New York Life, we wouldn’t be able to have a FAN advocate in the school that can refer a child or parent for dental work, job opportunities, clothing, rent assistance, childcare support, health insurance and more.”
“New York Life encourages our agents and employees to devote their time, energy and talents to making good things happen where we live and work,” said Robert Fincham Jr., an agent with the company’s Greater Oregon General Office. “We are pleased that our partnership with organizations like the Family Access Network can have a positive and lasting impact in our local community.”
The Community Impact Grant program awards grants of up to $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations which are championed by New York Life agents and employees to serve the needs of their local communities. Since the program’s inception in 2008, 387 grants totaling more than $5 million have been awarded to nonprofits across the country.
About The Family Access Network
The Family Access Network is committed to building a healthy community by alleviating the suffering of children in need. During the 2014-15 school year, FAN advocates improved the lives of nearly 10,000 people in our community.