Honoring Our Lost Healthcare Workers
The Brave of Heart Fund® partnered with The Guardian to tell the stories of our grant recipients and their loved ones. Since the start of the pandemic, The Guardian has followed healthcare heroes who have died in the fight against COVID-19 in their project, Lost on the Frontline. In the videos below, learn more about some of these heroes and how the Brave of Heart Fund helped their families navigate this difficult time.
Honoring Jeremy Emerich
Jeremy Emerich spent his life serving others as a critical care and transport EMT and firefighter. When the 13-year military veteran lost his life to COVID-19, we honored his legacy with a grant to Shana, the loved one he left behind.
Honoring Adrienne Alexander
Adrienne Alexander was a loving wife and mother who dedicated her life to helping others through her work at the Texas Children's Hospital. When she lost her life due to COVID-19, the Brave of Heart Fund supported her family during a time of need.
Honoring Yaakov Meltzer
Yaakov Meltzer was a first responder and beacon in his community who believed in the power of caring for one another. When he lost his life due to COVID-19, the Brave of Heart Fund provided support to his family during this trying time.
Hear from our Grant Recipients
The grant gave us peace of mind and helped us to move forward. As a widow and a mother of 4 sons who are all in school, it is not easy to think how can we continue our lives without our head of the family. With the support you gave us, we felt that were not alone and God sent us the Brave of heart Fund to help us. May you continue to help and bless others like us. Thank you and more power to you all.
I want to say a big thank you. My husband was the bread winner of the family. Brave of Heart gives a me a break for a couple months so I can decide what I am going to do with my kids and my family. Thank you again with all my heart.
I can’t begin to thank you all enough for the assistance during this time. Nothing can bring back my sweet husband but at least having some assistance helps ease the burden.
The funds are such a big help financially to help us get our life back together during this difficult time. Thank you, Brave of Heart Fund. Everyone that I had spoken with from your organization were great to deal with, very friendly and helpful with any question I had.
I am so grateful to Brave of Heart. A lot on burden was taken off my shoulders. Now, I can see my children's futures are more secured.
Over 325 Families Helped
We know the fight against Covid-19 continues. And we’ll continue to be there for families in need.
Over $10.6M Granted
Together, we can make a meaningful impact on families of frontline workers, and relieve some of their financial burdens.
15+ Healthcare Careers
The Fund has helped the families of front-line healthcare workers from a wide variety of professions and volunteer roles.
In the News
Since launching in April 2020, the Brave of Heart Fund has been covered by a wide variety of national and local media outlets across the United States and beyond. Highlights of the Fund’s far reaching coverage are below.
Business First AM
Healthcare Financial News
Philanthropy News Digest
The Hartford Courant
The Charlotte Observer
USA Today Special Edition: America Responds
How You Can Help
Contribute today and the New York Life Foundation will match it, dollar for dollar, up to $25 million. Together, we can ensure that the sacrifices of front-line workers will not be forgotten.
Donations powered by E4E Relief*
Learn About the Process
Wondering how the eligibility, application, and grant process works? Click below to download quick guide resources to learn more.
See If You Qualify
If you have a lost a family member who is a healthcare worker to COVID-19, please verify your eligibility to apply now.