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American Family Insurance Office of Community & Social Impact

We are committed to driving lasting social change.
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Our Impact

The Office of Community and Social Impact builds transformative partnerships to close equity gaps, strengthen climate and community resilience, and fight for social justice. We are continually growing our efforts to disrupt inequitable access, resources and opportunity – inspiring and protecting our communities’, customers’ and company’s ability to dream fearlessly.
6M Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards

Community Grants

In 2023, employees and agency owners designated over $6M through matching gift and volunteer programming.
95 Hours Volunteered

Volunteers

In 2023, American Family Insurance employees and agency owners volunteered over 95k hours across the U.S.
$21.6M Total Given

Total Giving

In 2023, American Family Insurance, the Dreams Foundation, and the Stricker Foundation gave a total of $21.6M to the community.

Who We Are

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American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation

The Dreams Foundation amplifies the impacts that employees, agency owners, and policyholders have on their communities through co-creation of continuous engagements and trust-based investments. They operate internal engagement efforts through matching gift and volunteering programming. The Dreams Foundation builds on American Family’s long-standing commitment and support of communities we serve by offering unrestricted, general operating grants to non-profit 501(c)(3) partners. In addition, all Dreams Foundation grants are now multi-year. This means there is no longer an open call for grants. If you are interested in being considered when future grant opportunities arise, please fill out this form.
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American Family Insurance Steve Stricker Foundation

American Family Insurance partners with pro-golfer, Steve Stricker, to produce the American Family Insurance Championship each year which raises millions of dollars for charity. They work to show young people that their dreams are not only attainable but worth the effort. The foundation supports charities, educational initiatives and organizations aimed at building strong families and healthy kids. Empowering them to chase and achieve their dreams. Each year in August, the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation hosts a grant cycle in which non-profit organizations serving communities in south central and southeastern Wisconsin can apply for grant funding.
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American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact

The American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact supports leaders of social change, coaching them in entrepreneurial thinking, processes and partnerships. It's an extension of the company's commitment to traditional start-ups. They believe that focusing at the nexus of social impact and venture capital will allow for meaningful, lasting contributions to society.

Our Focus

We work to support and invest in the communities in which our employees, agency owners, and policy holders live, work and serve. We focus our support on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), economically disadvantaged communities, and youth and young families. Our emphasis on closing equity gaps drives forward our work within these focus areas.
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Community Resilience

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
  • Housing
  • Climate resilience
  • Social justice
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Economic Empowerment

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
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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.

  • STEAM
  • Early childhood
  • Reading and literacy
  • Post-secondary
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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

Among its philanthropic efforts, the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation is proud to support nonprofit organizations doing impactful work in our communities across the nation. Discover how these partnerships help to remove obstacles, strengthen communities and help people pursue their dreams – like in the case of organizations like Catalysts for Change.

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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.

In The News

AmFam Agents

American Family Insurance helps end student hunger during sport’s biggest weekend

American Family Insurance has a history of partnering with GenYouth and Taste of the NFL to address student hunger.
Boys and Girls Club

American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation provides $300,000 gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County for AVID/TOPS program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County made the announcement today at a news conference held at the Goodman Community Center in Madison attended by CEO Michael Johnson and Board Chair Sal Carranza, American Family Insurance Community and Social Impact Director Maggie Pascaly, as well as Madison Metropolitan School District representatives, AVID/TOPS students and others.
The Climate Pledge

American Family is first U.S.-based insurance company to join The Climate Pledge

American Family Insurance has become the first U.S.-based insurance company to further commit to climate action by signing The Climate Pledge.