Nationwide Workplace Giving

Our associates have big hearts

Nationwide associates are enthusiastic about making a difference. Each year, a significant number of our 34,500 associates across the U.S. donate their time and energy to important causes and charities.

Our culture of giving back is evident through our associates’ engagement in campaigns that support blood donation, hunger relief and United Way, among others.

American Red Cross

Nationwide partners with the American Red Cross and other blood service providers to help ensure an adequate blood supply across the United States. For more than 50 years, Nationwide has rewarded associates companywide with a half day of paid time off for each successful blood donation. Since 2000, associates have donated more than 216,000 units of blood through blood drives at nearly two dozen corporate locations.

Feeding America

In 2009, Nationwide launched is national partnership with Feeding America®. Associates support Feeding America through food drives, monetary donations and volunteer efforts at member food banks across the country, and Nationwide supports associates by encouraging their education, fundraising and volunteerism efforts during workday hours. Since 2000, Nationwide associates have raised more than 37 million meals* for Feeding America member food banks.

* Number of meals calculated by Nationwide is based on annual cash and food donations made between 2000-2016 to Feeding America member food banks using their local meal conversion rate.

United Way

Many companies support the United Way but few realize our level of success, thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of Nationwide associates. Nearly 70 percent of Nationwide associates made a pledge to United Way in 2016, and the Nationwide Foundation matches their contributions dollar for dollar, as it has since 1960.


Nationwide is a proud member of the United Way Global Corporate Leadership program and recently celebrated its 65th fundraising campaign. Nationally we rank 6th in associate participation, 16th in associate dollars contributed and 13th in total dollars with the foundation match.

Associates Helping Associates

The Associates Helping Associates program is a way for our associates to support each other during times of extreme financial hardship resulting from a disaster or personal tragedy. The program, operated by a third-party nonprofit organization, provides associates with financial assistance up to $3,000 for food, shelter and other basic needs.

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