Community Investment

90 nonprofits supported in honor of our 90th

October marked American Family’s 90th anniversary. We are showing our gratitude for the people and communities who have supported us for decades. When we asked for nominations in September of nonprofits to be considered for $3,000 “Community of Dreamers” donations, we didn’t anticipate the tremendous response. Here are the 90 charities receiving donations, randomly chosen from the 17,000+ nominations we received from our customers, agents and employees.


(AZ, CO, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MN)




(MN, MO, NE, NV, ND, OH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI)



Glendale, Arizona

Sunshine Residential Homes

St. Paul, Minnesota

Spare Key

Phoenix, Arizona


Hastings, Minnesota

United Heroes League

Phoenix, Arizona

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Wings of the North

Tucson, Arizona

Make Way for Books

O'Fallon, Missouri

The Center for Autism Education

Tucson, Arizona

Integrative Touch for Kids

Kansas City, Missouri

Cornerstones of Care

Mesa, Arizona

Child Crisis Arizona

Kansas City, Missouri

Newhouse Shelter

Manhattan Beach, California

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Maryland Heights, Missouri

March of Dimes Missouri Chapter

Aurora, Colorado

Brent’s Place

Springfield, Missouri

Missouri Institute of Natural Science

Aurora, Colorado

Aurora Warms the Night

Columbia, Missouri

Welcome Home

Boulder, Colorado

Emergency Family Assistance Association

Omaha, Nebraska

Open Door Mission

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region

Omaha, Nebraska

Avenue Scholars Foundation

Denver, Colorado

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Grand Island, Nebraska

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island

Denver, Colorado

Family Promise of Greater Denver

Lincoln, Nebraska

Friendship Home

Grand Junction, Colorado

Gray Gourmet

Dayton, Nevada

Healthy Communities Coalition

Grand Junction, Colorado

Housing Resources of Western Colorado

Reno, Nevada

Eddy House

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Community Foodbank

Minot, North Dakota

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Athens, Georgia

Project Safe

Fargo, North Dakota

The Village Family Service Center Foundation

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

Cincinnati, Ohio

Center for Respite Care

Cumming, Georgia

The Place of Forsyth

Dayton, Ohio


Marietta, Georgia

10 Women of Hope

Ravenna, Ohio

Family & Community Services - Center of Hope

Boise, Idaho

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Akron, Ohio

Good Neighbors

Chicago, Illinois

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Warrensville Heights, Ohio


Chicago, Illinois

Little Footprints Foundation

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Station Break Senior Citizens Center of Knox County

Chicago, Illinois

Taproots Inc.

Portland, Oregon

The Dougy Center

Harvard, Illinois

Harvard Community Senior Center

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Feeding South Dakota

Rockford, Illinois

Rock River Valley Pantry

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Ronald McDonald House of South Dakota

Sycamore, Illinois

Voluntary Action Center - Meals on Wheels

Pierre, South Dakota

Pierre Senior Center

Indianapolis, Indiana

The Julian Center

Salt Lake City, Utah

She Jumps

Indianapolis, Indiana

National Kidney Foundation of Indiana

Salt Lake City, Utah

Primary Children’s Hospital

Kokomo, Indiana

Kokomo Urban Outreach

Provo, Utah

Project Read

Madison, Indiana

Ohio Valley Opportunities

Bonney Lake, Washington

Beautify Bonney Lake

Gary, Indiana

P.O.P. on Youth Violence

Richland, Washington

Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity

Merrillville, Indiana


Grafton, Wisconsin

Camp Hometown Heroes

Iowa City, Iowa

Crisis Center of Johnson County

Madison, Wisconsin

Community Action Coalition for South Central WI

North Liberty, Iowa

Iowa Donor Network

Madison, Wisconsin

Horizon High School

Des Moines, Iowa

Joppa Outreach Inc.

Madison, Wisconsin

North/Eastside Senior Coalition

Clinton, Iowa

L'Arche Clinton

Waukesha, Wisconsin

ERAs Senior Network

Hillsboro, Kansas

Hillsboro Community Foundation

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Falls Area Food Pantry

Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

LaCrosse, Wisconsin

The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Custom Canines Service Dog Academy

Blaine, Minnesota

Cars for Neighbors

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Park Rapids, Minnesota

Kinship of the Park Rapids Area

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Meta House

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reach Out & Read Minnesota

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Teacher Education Center

Rochester, Minnesota

Seasons Hospice

West Allis, Wisconsin

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin

Duluth, Minnesota

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Sussex, Wisconsin

Sussex Outreach Services

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): November 8

  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.