AFI Dreams Foundation Grants

American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation

Grant amount: Approximately US $10,000

Next deadline: Jul 31, 2018 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2018 (Full proposal), Feb 28, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), May 9, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois Expand all

Location of residency: Georgia, United States, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho Expand all

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Community Investment

Giving back has been at the heart of American Family Insurance for more than 90 years. We believe that social impact doesn’t start or end with a check. So we focus on bringing our mission – to inspire, protect and restore dreams – to life in our communities. We do this by combining financial support with volunteerism, creativity and expertise. And that leads to greater accomplishments, collaboration and accountability.

American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation

The Foundation supports programs and services designed to advance and support life-long learning, as well as the removal of barriers to meeting select basic needs, for individuals, families and communities. Community Grants are awarded across American Family’s 19-state operating territory.

Grantmaking Principles and Priorities

Grant investments made through the Dreams Foundation will align with the American Family Insurance organizational mission to inspire, protect and restore dreams. The Foundation will make grant based investments in programs and services designed to advance and support life-long learning, as well as the removal of barriers to meeting select basic needs. Within its areas of priority, the Foundation will maintain an overall emphasis on programs and services that support underrepresented and economically disadvantaged individuals and families.

LIfelong Learning

Programs and services that provide access to education and empower individuals to take part in a diverse, sustainable and growing workforce.

Specific areas of grant making focus include:

  • Wrap-around educational programming to Pre-K through college curriculum, including STEAM and early childhood development
  • Employment Access and Opportunity through job training, financial literacy, and workforce readiness

Basic Needs

Programs and services that remove barriers to short and/or long-term needs of individuals and families in order to provide a brighter future for all.

Specific areas of grant making focus include:

  • Food Security through foodbanks and pantries, community gardens, and sustainable food sources
  • Housing via emergency shelter, and long term stable housing
  • Transportation and Daycare to pursue education and/or maintain employment

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organizations must meet the following criteria: 
    • Currently registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as designated by the IRS in good standing.
    • Office located in one of our 19 operating states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wisconsin
    • Program or project must fall within our grant priorities.


  • The Dreams Foundation does not support: 
    • Individuals
    • Fundraising events, sponsorships
    • Memorial grants
    • Places of worship
    • Scouting groups
    • Requests to support travel
    • General operational support
    • Capital campaigns or projects
    • Lobbying, political or fraternal activities
    • Medical research
    • 501c3 organizations outside of our 19 operating state
  • Grants may not be made to organizations that discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability status.
  • We generally strive not to be the sole or majority funder of the total program/project budget

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