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Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation now accepting grant requests for 2017 American Family Insurance Championship proceeds


Non-profit organizations can apply for grants from the home page at

Habitat Build with Strickers

After a second successful year for the American Family Insurance Championship, the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations that want to be considered for proceeds raised by the 2017 tournament.

All non-profit 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.

“Supporting our community and particularly families and children is what the American Family Insurance Championship is all about,” said Nate Pokrass, tournament director and executive director of the Foundation. “We are proud that our tournament proceeds will have an impact on many deserving charitable organizations, and look forward to announcing those grant recipients in December.”

Last year’s inaugural event raised nearly $1.1 million that was distributed among 34 local organizations. With more than 180 sponsors, 950 volunteers and 65,000 golf enthusiasts in attendance during the three-day tournament and other related events, 2017 proceeds will exceed that total.

“I’ve seen firsthand how improving the quality of life for families can inspire and prepare them to achieve their dreams,” said Steve Stricker, American Family Insurance Championship host and Foundation Chairman. “At the same time, they provide the inspiration for everyone involved in this Championship – the players, the volunteers, and the spectators. Nicki and I are proud to be part of this tournament team.”

Most recently the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation provided a donation of $25,000 to aid flood victims in Houston through American Family brand ambassador J.J. Watt’s fundraising campaign.

To apply for a grant through the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, submit an application through the grant portal found on the home page of The deadline for submissions is 12:00 p.m. CST on Friday, September 29. Applications will be reviewed by the Foundation Board throughout October and November, with grant recipients announced in December.

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

Photo caption: Bobbi Stricker, Nicki Stricker and Steve Stricker (left, second from left and third from right) joined Habitat for Humanity home recipients in a build at American Family's NHQ last May. Habitat for Humanity is one of the non-profit organizations that received a grant from the proceeds of the 2016 American Family Insurance Championship.


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: ; Twitter: @StrickerFNDN

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wis. - based American Family Insurance, 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, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web; Facebook; Twitter; Google+