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Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation now accepting grant applications for 2022 American Family Insurance Championship proceeds

After a sixth successful year for the American Family Insurance Championship, and a return of all activities after COVID forced a cancellation of the event in 2020 and fewer events and limited attendance in 2021, the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations to be considered for grants from 2022 proceeds. Applications may be submitted via this grant portal.

All nonprofit organizations are eligible, with preference given to those that have a strong focus on families and children and/or serve communities in south-central and southeastern Wisconsin.

Since 2016, the event has raised nearly $12.6 million distributed through more than 560 grants to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other local charitable organizations. This year’s proceeds will be announced in December.

Pokrass“We are grateful for the continued sponsor, fan and volunteer support for the American Family Insurance Championship that has remained strong after two years of COVID-related limitations,” said Nate Pokrass, tournament director and executive director of the Foundation. “We look forward to having an in-person celebration in November for the first time since 2019 and sharing the good news about this year’s tournament proceeds and the benefits they’ll bring to organizations doing impactful work in our local communities.”

Applications accepted through September 8

The deadline for application submissions is 4 p.m. central on Thursday, September 8. Applications will be reviewed by the Foundation Board through October, with grant recipients announced in November.

“My wife Nicki and I are honored to be part of this tournament since its beginning in 2016, knowing its main goal has always been helpingStricker nonprofits address important issues in our communities and improve quality of life for all,” said Steve Stricker, American Family Insurance Championship host/player and Foundation chairman. “We’re proud to partner with these local organizations that bring the tools and resources families and communities need to thrive and succeed.”

Non-profit organizations with questions on the grant process can email the foundation at (Please note this grant portal is separate from the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation grant portal.)

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About Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation

Established in 2013 when Steve Stricker became a brand ambassador for American Family Insurance, the mission of the foundation is to inspire and develop strong families and healthy kids so they can pursue their dreams. The foundation supports organizations that produce tangible outcomes that align with this mission. Web:; @StrickerFNDN

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. 251 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 Insurance. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.