American Family Insurance Office of Community & Social Impact
Who We Are
American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
American Family Insurance Steve Stricker Foundation
American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact
We remove barriers to short and/or long-term needs of individuals and families through climate justice advocacy and investments supporting basic needs of people in our communities.
- Food banks/pantries
- Climate resilience
- Social justice
We work to eliminate barriers to increasing incomes, reducing debt, and building generational wealth for underrepresented communities by breaking the poverty cycle and providing a path to financial freedom.
- Workforce development
- Job training
- Financial literacy
- Criminal justice ecosystem
Equity in Education
We invest in scalable social enterprises that advance educational equity in learning and academic achievement through access to high quality, wrap-around educational programming from birth through college.
- Early childhood
- Reading and literacy
Healthy Youth Development
To secure our future, we must provide support as early as possible, supporting parents through pregnancy to postpartum and beyond, and children from infancy through young adulthood.
- Semi-emotional learning
- Mental and behavioral health
- Maternal health
- Healthy families
Dreams Foundation Impact
BECKY FITZGERALD: Catalyst For Change meets people where they are, be it deep in addiction, homeless on the streets. And we support in whatever way they need. JAMES SCHULTZ: I came from Waukesha, Milwaukee area. And I came out here to get sober. And unfortunately, things didn't quite work out the way I wanted to, and I ended up on the streets out here. And I lost everything.
MICHAEL MOODY: Whenever we don't maintain contact, that's usually when I start to worry. It's like, I haven't seen John for a week now. What's going on?
BECKY FITZGERALD: Our structure is based on two aspects. We have, CCS, which is case management that's based on mental health and substance use. And then we have outreach, who meets people on the streets.
JOHN ADAMS: You might see us out at parks interacting with people. Sometimes we mediate situations between law enforcement and folks experiencing homelessness, or you may see us driving somebody to the shelter at 8:30/9:00 at night so they can have a safe place to be at night.
MICHAEL MOODY: It's more than offering a service of housing. It's trying to really support a person to grow to the potential that they have and any direction they want.
HANA EL-OMARI: In some cases, we are their only support. Just even being there makes a huge impact.
MICHAEL MOODY: We'll always respect what you think, but you know that I worry, right?
SPEAKER: Oh, yeah.
JOHN ADAMS: We've encountered 400 plus unique individuals. And out of those 400 unique individuals, we've housed a little over 100. A lot of these folks need help rebuilding their lives, and that's essential to impacting them.
JAMES SCHULTZ: It's gotten rid of all that hopelessness. You get back your self-worth and your self-esteem. Just being able to take care of yourself is awesome.
MICHAEL MOODY: This is a community issue, and therefore we need to tap into community partnerships to make change. And to have an organization like American Family support us continuously fueled me to put 110% into it.
JOHN ADAMS: It's a feeling that never gets old when you're out here doing something you love. The support has went well beyond what we could have imagined.