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American Family Insurance and American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation announces 2019 first-cycle grant recipients


American Family Insurance and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation is granting awards to 87 organizations totaling $737,500 for the first grant cycle of 2019.

American Family Insurance and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation continues to support non-profit organizations doing important work in our communities across the nation. The latest grant investments total $737,500, awarded to 87 organizations (see complete list below).

Jeremiah Program: Moving families from poverty to prosperity

One of the non-profits receiving funding this grant cycle from the Dreams Foundation in both Minnesota and North Dakota is the Jeremiah Program.

Jeremiah Program’s mission is to take a multi-generational approach: They assist single mothers to excel in the workforce while also preparing their children to succeed in school. The ultimate goal is reducing generational dependence on public assistance.

The basic tenets of their holistic approach to a pathway out of poverty include career-track education, a supportive community, empowerment coaching and life skills, quality early childhood education, and safe and affordable housing.

Read about a Jeremiah Program success story.

“We continue to be inspired by the commitment of organizations like Jeremiah program and others in achieving real results by providing resources to individuals and families to enable them to create better lives for themselves,” said Judd Schemmel, American Family Insurance associate vice president of community investment and partnerships.

“By focusing on quality-of-life issues like basic needs and lifelong learning, they promote stability and independence for families that build stronger communities for all. We’re proud to support their efforts.”

Areas of priority for the Dreams Foundation include an emphasis on programs and services that support under represented and economically disadvantaged individuals and families. “Our goal is to make our communities stronger, better and more inclusive for all,” said Schemmel.

Since 2016, American Family Insurance and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation has donated $9.5 million to more than 1,000 community organizations.

Complete list of 2019 first-cycle grant recipients.

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About American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, Inc. builds on our long-standing commitment and support of our communities. As our mission has evolved from corporate giving to community investing, we’ve turned our focus to creating strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations that have helped us strengthen both families and communities. For more information, see the Making a Difference page of

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 306 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. Affiliate Main Street America sells insurance products through independent agents. Web; Facebook; Twitter