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

Blood Donation Program

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 donated more than 264,000 units through blood drives in nearly two dozen company locations or communities.

Hunger Relief Campaign

Our associates support hunger relief through food drives, monetary donations and volunteer efforts at Feeding America® member food banks and other hunger relief organizations across the country, and Nationwide supports their education of the issue and activities during workday hours. Last year, Nationwide associates raised 2.4 million meals1 for Feeding America member food banks and other hunger relief agencies, and the Nationwide Foundation matched their financial contributions dollar for dollar, sending an additional $746,000 to our partner agencies.

Community Giving Campaign

Few companies can match the enthusiasm and generosity of Nationwiders in giving back to their communities. Last year, our associates contributed more than $7 million through our Community Giving Campaign to benefit thousands of nonprofits across the country. And, the Nationwide Foundation matches their contributions dollar for dollar to benefit their chosen United Way, as it has since 1960.

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. Administered by a third-party nonprofit organization, the program provides financial assistance of up to $3,000 for food, shelter and other basic needs or up to $750 for basic living expenses. The Nationwide Foundation matches associate contributions to the fund, which has awarded more than $1 million to associates since 2013.

[1] Number of meals calculated by Nationwide is based on annual cash and food donations made in 2020 to local Feeding America member food banks, calculated using their local meal claims.