Community Investment

Nominate a nonprofit through Sept. 22!

October marks American Family’s 90th anniversary. To thank our customers for the support you’ve given us, we’re giving back to the communities that have made it possible for us to inspire, protect and restore dreams for nine decades and beyond. Your communities!

We need your help. Tell us what charities are most meaningful to you by nominating your favorite nonprofit organization* for a $3,000 Community of Dreamers donation. American Family Insurance will give 90, $3,000 donations to nonprofit organizations nominated by customers, agents, agency staff and employees.

Nominations are open Sept. 7 through Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. CST and will be accepted through the online nomination form. Only current American Family Insurance customers may submit a nomination.

You will be contacted if your charity is chosen. Winners will be announced in late September and early October.

It takes just a few minutes to make a real difference for a cause you care about. Community has always been the foundation of what we do at American Family Insurance. Help us give back to those pursuing and achieving their dreams. Submit a nomination today!

*Organizations are subject to the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation funding guidelines. There is no tax benefit provided to those whose nominated nonprofit is selected as a recipient.


Foundation Grants

Social impact doesn’t start or end with a check. American Family Insurance believes the most effective and long-lasting philanthropy combines financial support with employee volunteerism, creativity and expertise, all of which leads to greater accomplishment, collaboration and accountability.

The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, Inc. builds on our long-standing commitment and support of the communities we serve within our 19 operating states. With this foundation, our community giving has evolved into community investing - aligning our corporate goals and creating strategic alliances with non-profit organizations for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.

The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation focuses on three areas that align with our organizational mission: Inspiration, Protection and Restoration.

For a more detailed description of American Family's overall Community Investment program, select the Community Investment tab on

Granting process

Effective July 31, 2017, American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation will host two funding cycles a year and utilize a two-step process which includes a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Request for Proposal. Organizations may submit an online Letter of Intent (LOI) for programs that fall within our giving priorities to initiate the grant process. If the LOI is approved for full proposal submission, the organization will be notified and sent a link to submit the full proposal for consideration. All organizations will be notified of their LOI status. Full grant submissions will be reviewed internally and then grants will be awarded for that cycle.

Submissions for this grant cycle are now closed.

Timelines for first grant cycle:

  1. Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions: Due Sept. 1, 2017 at midnight (closed)

  2. Notifications to nonprofit organizations about the status of their LOI: End of September

  3. Full grant proposal due (By invite only): End of October

  4. Grant award notification and disbursement: Early December

With limited funds, the process is highly competitive, and we are only able to support a small portion of the total number of grant requests received.

Before submitting a request, please read a detailed description of our giving priorities.

For questions, please send an email to Community Investment.