Established in 1959, the Nationwide Foundation is a nonprofit, private foundation that seeks to improve the quality of life in communities in which a large number of Nationwide members, associates, partners, and their families live and work.
To advance this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for general operating support and project and/or program support from organizations serving the following communities: Brea/Orange County, California; Columbus (metro), Ohio; Denver, Colorado; Des Moines, Iowa; Gainesville, Florida; Harleysville, Pennsylvania; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Raleigh (metro), North Carolina; Sacramento, California; San Antonio, Texas; Scottsdale/Phoenix (metro), Arizona; and Wausau, Wisconsin. The foundation has identified the following funding priorities:
Emergency and Basic Needs — Aligned with its business, the foundation seeks to help in an emergency and partners with organizations that provide life's necessities.
Crisis Stabilization — The foundation seeks to partner with organizations that provide resources to prevent crises or help pick up the pieces after one occurs.
Personal and Family Empowerment — Support for at-risk youth and families in poverty situations who need tools and resources to advance their lives. The foundation seeks to partner with organizations that assist individuals in becoming productive members of society.
The foundation will place emphasis on the emergency and basic needs and crisis stabilization categories.
To be eligible, applicants must serve one of the aforementioned designated communities and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As a general rule, national organizations are not eligible unless the applicant is a local branch or chapter providing direct services.
See the Nationwide Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.