The Nationwide Foundation, established in 1959, is a nonprofit, private foundation to which Nationwide companies are the donors.

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 $550 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 eight years, the foundation gifted the hospital with an additional $80 million in grants to establish and support the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund.

The Nationwide Foundation also helps maximize the impact of personal gifts by matching, dollar for dollar, associate contributions through our Community Giving and Hunger Relief campaigns, our Associates Helping Associates 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.