Earlier this month, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation announced $1.2 million in grants to 16 local and regional nonprofits at its Eight Annual Northeast Benefit dinner in New York.

During the benefit dinner, IICF honored Munich Re for philanthropic leadership with the 2014 IICF “Double I” Award for influence in the industry and impact in the community. The award was accepted by Munich Re America President and Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Kuczinski.

The event was attended by 900 insurance industry professionals.

Grantees are listed below:

buildOn, a non-profit organization that builds schools in developing countries, and empower urban youth in the U.S. to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service.

Care for the Homeless, the only health care organization in New York City dedicated exclusively to serving homeless men, women and children of all ages.

CHILD, Inc.–St. Aloysius School.The Central Harlem Initiative for Learning and Development (CHILD, Inc.) is a not-for-profit organization created to support students at St. Aloysius School, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade independent school located in Central Harlem. St. Aloysius is dedicated to educating inner-city children at risk of not reaching their potential.

Community Mainstreaming Associates, a Long Island-based not-for-profit committed to providing service and support to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lifespan.

Covenant House New York, which provides shelter and essential services to homeless, runaway and trafficked youth.

Eden Autism Services, which works to improve the lives of children and adults with autism. Founded in 1975, Eden was among the first service providers to expand its program to address the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum from the point of diagnosis through adulthood.

Family Reach, working to alleviate the burden of everyday expenses that accumulate during cancer patients’ treatment including mortgage payments, transportation and utilities, as well as medical costs not covered by insurance.

Harlem RBI, providing inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. The organization uses the power of teams to Coach, Teach and Inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

Jumpstart,a leading national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community volunteers to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods.

KidZone TV at Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital, an interactive production and internal broadcast studio within Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital, helping pediatric patients cope with their fears and anxieties by offering therapeutic activities tailored to meet their social, emotional, and educational needs during a hospital visit or stay.

Mount Kisco Child Care Center, a non-profit, non-sectarian childcare facility licensed for operation by the NYS Department of Social Services.

Our Military Kids, providing support and recognition to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, along with children of Wounded and Fallen Warriors from all branches of service.

Riverkeeper, working to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and to safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT, a global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which houses one of the world’s most extensive combinations of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances.

The International Rescue Committee, which aims to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC assists people fleeing racial, religious and ethnic persecution, as well as those uprooted by war and violence.