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American Family donates to nonprofits in western U.S.

In honor of 90th anniversary, company is giving $3,000 to 90 charities


American Family Insurance announces the first 24 customer-, agent- and employee-nominated charities to receive $3,000 Community of Dreamers donations.

To celebrate its 90th anniversary next week, American Family Insurance is giving back to the communities that have supported it for decades by donating a total of $270,000 to nonprofit organizations.

The first 24 charities receiving the “Community of Dreamers” donations are in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington and were chosen from more than 17,000 organizations nominated by customers, agents and employees.

They are: 

Name of nonprofit organization

Location of organization

Integrative Touch for Kids

Tucson, Arizona


Phoenix, Arizona

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels

Phoenix, Arizona

Make Way for Books

Tucson, Arizona

Child Crisis Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Sunshine Residential Homes

Glendale, Arizona

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Manhattan Beach, California

Aurora Warms the Night

Aurora, Colorado

Emergency Family Assistance Association

Boulder, Colorado

Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Family Promise of Greater Denver

Denver, Colorado

Gray Gourmet

Grand Junction, Colorado

Housing Resources of Western Colorado

Grand Junction, Colorado

Brent’s Place

Aurora, Colorado

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Boise, Idaho

Healthy Communities Coalition

Dayton, Nevada

Eddy House

Reno, Nevada

The Dougy Center

Portland, Oregon

Primary Children’s Hospital

Salt Lake City, Utah

Project Read

Provo, Utah

She Jumps

Salt Lake City, Utah

Beautify Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake, Washington

Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity

Walla Walla, Washington

“We were thrilled with the amazing response to our call for nominations,” said Jim Buchheim, vice president of communications. “In celebration of our 90th anniversary, we are honored to thank customers, agents, and employees with donations to 90 worthy charities.”

Over the next week, nonprofits in the central and eastern U.S. receiving $3,000 donations will be announced, including on Oct. 3, the company’s 90th anniversary.


About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017, is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 315 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General and Homesite) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web; Facebook; Twitter