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Dreams Foundation announces first round of 2018 grant recipients

Summary

American Family Insurance's Dream Foundation is granting awards to 79 organizations totaling $865,000. The grant application portal is now open until July 31 - accepting new Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions from non-profit organizations.

American Family Insurance and its Dreams Foundation continue to have a significant impact in communities across the nation with the latest grant investments to 79 organizations totaling $865,000. (See the entire list below.)

“Each nonprofit we are granting awards to is doing remarkable work improving the quality of life for individuals and families with a focus on life-long learning or filling a gap for basic needs including food, housing and transportation,” says Judd Schemmel, American Family Insurance Community Investment Director.

Areas of priority include an emphasis on programs and services that support under represented and economically disadvantaged individuals and families.

Since 2016, the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation and American Family Insurance have committed $14,000,000 to approximately 3,000 organizations across our operating territory.

One of those organizations receiving a Dreams Foundation investment grant is Madison365.  It’s a nonprofit that uses journalism to help create leaders among people of color in the greater Madison area.

“This program has been so helpful for so many young journalists already,” says Henry Sanders Madison365 CEO.

“Through its support, American Family is creating a more diverse local media to literally transform the community. The company creates opportunities for people who might not get a chance otherwise. Its support has been critical to this important work and we can’t thank them enough,” Sanders says.

Fatoumata CeesayFatoumata Ceesay is one of those individuals getting experience through Madison 365.

Fatoumata came from the Bronx, New York to the University of Wisconsin curious and ready to pursue journalism. At the end of her freshman year, she landed an internship at Madison365 covering a variety of topics, including the misconceptions of Muslims. After her internship, she was accepted into UW’s highly competitive Journalism program.

“Our goal is to empower our communities to be better, more inclusive and strong places for all,” says Schemmel.

American Family Insurance 2018 First Cycle Grant Recipients

Organization Name

Organization City

Organization State

AAA Fair Credit Foundation

Salt Lake City

Utah

Artportunity Knocks, Inc.

Atlanta

Georgia

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta

Georgia

Bayaud Enterprises

Denver

Colorado

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest

Spokane

Washington

Boys & Girls Club Of Kenosha

Kenosha

Wisconsin

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

Mesa

Arizona

Care and Share, Inc.

Colorado Springs

Colorado

Centro Hispano of Dane County

Madison

Wisconsin

CEOs of Tomorrow, Inc.

Madison

Wisconsin

Child Crisis Arizona

Mesa

Arizona

Clean Lakes Alliance

Madison

Wisconsin

COA Youth & Family Centers

Milwaukee

Wisconsin

College of Western Idaho Foundation

Nampa

Idaho

Concordia University - Wisconsin

Mequon

Wisconsin

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Colorado Springs

Colorado

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

Columbia

Missouri

Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc.

Lawrence

Kansas

CWI Foundation

Madison

Wisconsin

DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)

Madison

Wisconsin

Denver Arts + Technology Advancement

Denver

Colorado

East Madison Community Center

Madison

Wisconsin

Epworth Children & Family Services

St. Louis

Missouri

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Fort Collins

Colorado

Front Steps Housing and Services

Cleveland

Ohio

Goodman Community Center

Madison

Wisconsin

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County

Madison

Wisconsin

Habitat for Humanity of Weber & Davis Counties

Ogden

Utah

Homeward Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Colorado

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Colorado Springs, DBA Family Promise of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs

Colorado

Jeremiah Program

Minneapolis

Minnesota

Jeremiah Program

Fargo

North Dakota

Journey House

Milwaukee

Wisconsin

Ka Joog Nonprofit Organization

Minneapolis

Minnesota

Kansas City Community Gardens -- The Giving Grove

Kansas City

Missouri

Kansas School for Effective Learning (KANSEL)

Wichita

Kansas

Life's Kitchen

Boise

Idaho

Lifetrack

St. Paul

Minnesota

LifeWire

Bellevue

Washington

Madison Children's Museum

Madison

Wisconsin

Madison Northside Planning Council, Inc.

Madison

Wisconsin

Maydm

Madison

Wisconsin

Meals from the Heartland

West Des Moines

Iowa

Metro Ministries, Inc

Denver

Colorado

MOM (MIddleton Outreach Ministry)

Middleton

Wisconsin

Nehemiah Community Development Corporation

Madison

Wisconsin

New Pathways for Youth

Phoenix

Arizona

Olbrich Botanical Society

Madison

Wisconsin

Oregon Food Bank

Portland

Oregon

Outreach, Inc.

Indianapolis

Indiana

Overture Center Foundation Inc d/b/a Overture Center for the Arts

Madison

Wisconsin

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

Atlanta

Georgia

Posada

Pueblo

Colorado

Project Angel Heart

Denver

Colorado

REAP Food Group

Madison

Wisconsin

Rise Up For Youth, Inc.

Wichita

Kansas

River Bend Foodbank

Davenport

Iowa

Rose Brooks Center, Inc.

Kansas City

Missouri

Sarah's Home

Peyton

Colorado

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Madison

Wisconsin

Second Helpings, Inc.

Indianapolis

Indiana

Special Olympics Colorado

Englewood

Colorado

St. Joseph the Worker

Phoenix

Arizona

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service

St. Charles

Missouri

The Lift Garage

Minneapolis

Minnesota

The River Food Pantry

Madison

Wisconsin

The Road Home Dane County

Madison

Wisconsin

The Salvation Army

Denver

Colorado

Three Square

Las Vegas

Nevada

Treehouse

Seattle

Washington

University of Chicago

Chicago

Illinois

Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Madison

Wisconsin

Washington Kids in Transitions

Lake Forest Park

Washington

Young Americans Center for Financial Education

Denver

Colorado

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter

Des Moines

Iowa

Youth Emergency Services (YES)

Omaha

Nebraska

Youth On Their Own

Tucson

Arizona

YWCA Madison

Madison

Wisconsin

YWCA Southern Arizona

Tucson

Arizona

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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. Use this link to get more information or start your grant application.