We address today’s issues while protecting the needs of tomorrow.

Communities and giving

Every day, we turn critical moments into powerful possibilities through philanthropy, volunteerism and giving. Our associates and partners make a difference that is widespread, deliberate, and above all, delivered when it matters most.

Partnering to prevent opioid abuse

The Nationwide Foundation spearheaded a ground-breaking partnership to address the opioid epidemic in central Ohio. More than 90 companies have joined the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance since 2018 to educate parents and caregivers about the dangers of abusing prescription opioids.

The “Denial, Ohio” campaign reached into communities across the region to provide education and prevention materials to prevent overdoses and deaths. The campaign was the 2020 recipient of the Sharecare Award in the addiction and recovery category.

Partnering to prevent opioid abuse

The Nationwide Foundation spearheaded a ground-breaking partnership to address the opioid epidemic in central Ohio. More than 90 companies have joined the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance since 2018 to educate parents and caregivers about the dangers of abusing prescription opioids.

The “Denial, Ohio” campaign reached into communities across the region to provide education and prevention materials to prevent overdoses and deaths. The campaign was the 2020 recipient of the Sharecare Award in the addiction and recovery category.

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with urgency and commitment

Response Grants

To provide support for coronavirus disaster response, the Nationwide Foundation made a $5 million contribution to local and national charities to support medical and economic response efforts in 2020.

Volunteering safely

In 2020, we pivoted quickly to partner in new ways to address community needs. Our associates volunteered virtually and donated blood safely.

Honoring the best

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service and philanthropic activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field. As part of our sponsorship, Nationwide has donated more than $1.5 million since 2014 to the nonprofit beneficiaries of nominees.

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Nationwide’s partnership ensured the American Red Cross was there to answer the call. Their generosity and compassion empowered our work to deliver comfort and hope to so many.
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Gail McGovern, American Red Cross

Meeting the critical needs of our communities

Providing hope to children in our
communities and around the globe.

For more than 60 years, Nationwide has supported Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Nationwide Foundation has provided $130 million since 2006. Contributions help to ensure that every child has access to quality medical care and to fund life-saving pediatric research and discoveries.

Since 2014, the Foundation has given $10 million annually to the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In 2020, the fund supported the expansion of Nationwide Children’s Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families (HNHF) initiative, as well as established two endowed research chairs and invested in perinatal and genomics research.

Nationwide has a long-standing relationship with United Way to help meet needs in the community, extending back to the early 1950s. Every year, associate contributions to community partners are matched dollar for dollar, benefiting local United Ways across the country. In 2020, associates contributed more than $7 million, and over $155 million since 2000.

Nationwide and the American Red Cross have partnered for more than 75 years around a common purpose of helping communities through blood donation and disaster relief. In 2020, the Nationwide Foundation contributed $2.2 million to Red Cross disaster relief, and since 2000, over $22.1 million and associates have donated nearly 265,000 units of blood.

Since 2000, the Nationwide Foundation has contributed $20.7 million to Feeding America and 23 of its member food banks, and Nationwide associates have raised 49.5 million meals. In 2020, Nationwide associates raised 2.4 million meals1 for Feeding America member food banks and other hunger relief agencies.

1The number of meals calculated by Nationwide is based on annual cash and food donations made between 2000 and 2020 to Feeding America member food banks using their local meal conversion rate.

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We’re incredibly honored by Nationwide’s ongoing commitment to transforming pediatric health care. This unprecedented partnership has been a game changer, helping to drive vital initiatives to improve research and clinical care for children everywhere.
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Tim Robinson, Nationwide Children’s Hospital