The Nationwide Foundation, established in 1959, is a nonprofit, private foundation to which Nationwide companies are the donors.
Transforming Lives at Critical Moments®
The Nationwide Foundation’s mission
To improve the quality of life in communities in which a large number of Nationwide members, associates, partners and their families live and work.
Our giving history
Since 2000, the Nationwide Foundation has contributed more than $498 million to nonprofit organizations across the country that work to meet crucial needs in communities with a significant presence of Nationwide associates.
In 2006, the foundation pledged the largest gift in its history, granting $50 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Over the last six years, the foundation gifted the hospital with an additional $60 million in grants to establish and support the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund.
The Nationwide Foundation also helps associates and retirees maximize the impact of their personal gifts by matching, dollar for dollar, their contributions through our United Way program and gifts to accredited higher-education institutions.
More ways we partner
Through Nationwide’s Community Impact Model, the foundation assesses the needs in communities and awards grants to support organizations that provide emergency and basic needs and crisis stabilization.
Tier 1: Emergency and Basic Needs
Aligned to our business, we’re there to help in an emergency. We partner with organizations that provide life’s necessities.
Tier 2: Crisis Stabilization
Before a crisis happens or after one hits, we hold the safety net. We partner with organizations that provide resources to prevent crises or help pick up the pieces after one occurs.