Since our beginnings, we’ve been committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work. The Nationwide Foundation and our associates’ volunteerism (thousands of hours each year) are just two examples of how giving back is part of our heritage.
Our National Partners
For nearly 60 years, the Nationwide Foundation has awarded funds to nonprofit organizations that meet crucial needs in our communities. Nationwide companies are the donors to the Nationwide Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation.
In 2018, the Nationwide Foundation contributed $36.4 million to organizations across the U.S.
Ohio is at the heart of the opioid crisis and continues to have one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation. Nationwide, the Nationwide Foundation, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) of Franklin County. Board and the Columbus Foundation formed the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance in 2018 with the mission of raising awareness about the opioid crisis and helping prevent the next generation from abusing prescription opioids.
Together, the Alliance launched the “Don’t Live in Denial, Ohio” campaign, aimed at inciting parents to talk to their kids about opioids and urge them to properly dispose of old or leftover prescriptions.
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum — an iconic cultural institution designed to celebrate the service and honor the sacrifice of our country’s veterans — opened in Columbus, Ohio, in October 2018. More than $82 million was raised, through private philanthropy and public partnerships (including $3 million from Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation) to fully fund the construction costs and provide the beginnings of an endowment.
Volunteer of the Year
At Nationwide, our associates and business partners share a passion for giving back to the communities where we live and work. Each year, we recognize associates who invest their personal time to make meaningful contributions through volunteerism and workplace giving. In 2018, nearly 100 associates were nominated for the Nationwide Volunteer of the Year award, and one was chosen based on his commitment, service and impact to an organization.
Skylar Mayberry-Mayes, an Operations Business Support Specialist from Des Moines, Iowa, was the recipient of the 2018 Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of his involvement with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Iowa during the past six years.