and Giving

We create lasting change through a focused approach on food security, crisis stability, social and economic empowerment and children’s wellbeing. But what really sets us apart is the dedication of our associates and the deep relationships with our national partners that make a real impact across the country.

Food security

We’ve been passionate about fighting hunger since our founding as an insurer designed to protect the heart of America: farmers.

Feeding America

We help achieve food security through food drives, monetary donations and volunteer efforts in partnership with Feeding America and other hunger relief agencies. In 2021, The Nationwide Foundation contributed $1.5 million for Feeding America member food banks and other hunger relief agencies.

Crisis stability

We make a difference that is widespread, deliberate and, above all, delivered at the most critical moments.

We partner with the American Red Cross around a common purpose of helping communities through blood donation and disaster relief. In 2021, the Nationwide Foundation contributed $1.75 million to Red Cross disaster relief and since 2000, associates have donated more than 265,000 units of blood.

Spearheaded by the Nationwide Foundation, a new campaign from the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance and Recovery Ohio calls on people to challenge how they think about addiction and to take care of their mental health.

Pictured: Erika Clark Jones, Executive Director of Franklin County (Ohio) ADAMH speaks at the Beat the Stigma launch event in November 2021

Social and economic empowerment

We don’t just help — we transform lives.

United Way
Nationwide has a long-standing partnership with United Way to help meet needs in the community and advance the common good. In 2021, associates contributed more than $6.7 million in community giving through our campaign and the Nationwide Foundation matched an additional $6.3 million to United Way.
Tulsa 2021
Addressing the racial wealth gap —
Nationwide helped lead Economic Empowerment Day to educate and connect Black investors, institutional investors, business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals. The conference was part of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission’s commemoration of one of the most devastating race crimes in our nation’s history.
Habitat for humanity
Our associates volunteer to impact their communities and are rewarded with time off and grants to nonprofits of their choice. The need for affordable housing in our country remains great, and our incredible associate participation in past builds prompted us to sponsor two Habitat for Humanity homes in 2021.

Responsible investing

We take responsible investing seriously and use environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to inform our investments approach.

Affordable housing

We invest in safe and affordable housing to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. In 2021, we invested $30M in Weingart Tower, which started construction, and is set to be the largest permanent supportive housing development in the Los Angeles area.

$1.1 B
assets under management
invested in 2021

Healthcare, education and clean water

Our investments in hospitals, healthcare facilities, education, and water and sewer are necessary components for healthy, thriving families and communities.

$4.1 B
assets under management
invested in 2021

Children’s wellbeing

Nationwide’s mission of protection extends to the health and wellbeing of children in our community.

The Nationwide Foundation has contributed $130 million to Nationwide Children’s hospital, starting with an initial investment of $50M in 2006 and annual donations of $10M since 2014, to establish and support the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund. The Fund supports research in genomics, heart health, neonatology, injury prevention and behavioral health.

On Our Sleeves — The Nationwide Foundation teamed up with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to fund online resources for parents created by the experts at On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Together, we can

We sponsor organizations and programs that align with our values and commitment to giving back to communities.

Memorial Tournament
Raised nearly $20M since 2011
2021 set a new fundraising record with $3M raised. In total, this event has raised more than $20M since 2007 for pediatric cancer research and treatment.
Habitat for humanity
Created the Nationwide Community Impact Award
Golden Owl Award
Our Golden Owl Award honors the top agricultural teachers across seven states and supplies resources to boost their ag education programs. Each year since 2020, Nationwide has contributed $5,000 to each participating state FFA association.
Nationwide raises awareness to prevent accidents associated with grain bin entry through our annual Grain Bin Safety advocacy campaign. Since 2014, the campaign has awarded more than 200 grain rescue tubes and hundreds of hours of training to first responders in 31 states. At least five lives have been saved using these resources, and many more are reached with important education to help accomplish our goal of zero lives lost.
We work to ensure the safety of our customers and associates. Through partnerships totaling nearly $3.2 million, we work with national, state, and local organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Safety Council, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, IIHS, The OSU Risk Institute, and many others to have a strong voice on safety issues.
Investing in our communities:

South Linden Fresh Market

With a goal to combat food insecurity and improve overall population health, a public-private partnership opened the South Linden Fresh Market to provide fresh, free produce and pharmacy services in a historic and underserved Columbus, Ohio neighborhood. In 2021, Nationwide pledged $1M to the market over a period of five years.