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Community of Dreamers returns in 2020 to benefit organizations dedicated to COVID-19 relief


For the fourth consecutive year, American Family Insurance and American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation will again invest in non-profit organizations, this year in support of those who have provided COVID-19 relief in their communities.

The Community of Dreamers program was created in 2017 in honor of American Family’s 90th anniversary. That year $3,000 donations were given to 90 different nominated non-profit organizations.

Every year since, the program has grown to provide more support in communities across the country. In 2020, due to the devastating and continuing effects of the pandemic, contributions will be focused on charitable organizations that have stepped up to provide COVID-19 relief.

American Family Insurance and American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation will be awarding 200 winners with $2,500 donations.

Nominating process moved up

The nominating period has also been moved up to provide needed funding for community programs earlier. Community of Dreams typically doesn’t begin even accepting nominations until fall, but this year’s donations will be distributed in mid-August.

Last year’s program accepted nominees from customers only. In 2020, anyone – American Family customer or not – in the lower 48 United States is eligible to nominate a favorite organization. Organizations nominated should review this FAQ document for guidelines.

Nominations open today

Nominations open today, Wednesday, July 22 and close at 5 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Donation recipients will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The Community of Dreamers donation program is in addition to the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation’s yearly grant program.

Any individual interested in nominating an organization can find the nomination form and more information on the Community of Dreamers landing page at

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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 or the Community Investment page of the Newsroom.

About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.