Erie Insurance Giving Network Grant

Erie Insurance

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Grant amount: More than US $10,000

Next deadline: May 8, 2020

Later deadlines: Jul 24, 2020, Sep 18, 2020, Feb 10, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: United States, Peoria County, Illinois, Counties in Indiana: Allen County, Marion County, Fayette County, Kentucky Show all

Location of residency: Peoria County, Illinois, Counties in Indiana: Allen County, Marion County, Fayette County, Kentucky, Counties in Maryland: Montgomery County Show all

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About this funder:



Erie Insurance Giving Network

Above all in Service means knowing what’s right and doing something about it. That’s why our founder, H.O. Hirt, raised the letters ERIE out of the word ‘service’ to remind us what we’re reaching for every day. Community service is a valued tradition at Erie Insurance.

Through the years, Erie Insurance and its Employees and Agents have continued H.O. Hirt’s tradition of giving by generously supporting the communities where they live and work. By pooling their resources to help disaster victims, building homes for the homeless and participating in hundreds of food and clothing drives for the needy, they demonstrate an ongoing concern for others.

Focus Areas

  • Safety 
  • Community Building
  • Environmental Responsibility

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


  • Erie Insurance considers charitable contributions to:
    • Nonprofit, tax exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. 
    • Accredited educational institutions.
  • Guidelines for contributions and funding:
    • Erie Insurance will accept one request annually from any qualified organization. 
    • National organizations will be funded at the local level.
    • Requests should support one of our community areas of focus: Safety, Community Building and Environmental Responsibility.
    • Requests will be directed to the ERIE office closest to the requesting organization.
    • Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations requesting funds should be located in the areas served by Erie Insurance.
    • Organizations requesting over $10,000 need to submit additional documentation


  • Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate commitment to their communities by ensuring their governing bodies include representatives from within the communities they serve.


  • Erie Insurance does not fund:
    • Individuals 
    • Athletic programs, scholarships, events, or booster clubs
    • Churches and religious organizations. Note that programs affiliated with faith-based organizations are eligible for funding as long as the programming serves the whole community, regardless of religious affiliation. (Examples include food banks and shelter services.)
    • Elementary, middle and high schools.
    • Political and labor organizations.
    • National organizations (local chapters of national organizations may be considered when funding is expected to support the local community).
    • Any organization or project that does not align with ERIE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. ERIE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our corporate values to live by the Golden Rule: to treat others as we want to be treated. ERIE seeks to sustain this commitment through our mission to recognize, respect and value the diversity of all individuals, in all segments of the communities where we work, live and do business.
    • Trusts or similar organizations, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, Donor Advised Funds, Private or Family Foundations, or Family Trusts.
    • Donations that provide a direct benefit to the donor, the donor’s family or any other specified individual, including:
      • Tuition payments, student fees, book fees or subscriptions;
      • Donations to scholarship funds where the scholarship recipient is designated by the donor;
      • Donations that in themselves or in combination with Erie Insurance Group’s matching gift lead to the donor’s receiving benefits of more than nominal value, such as receipt of athletic spectator tickets or the option to purchase such tickets
      • Membership dues for alumni groups, social groups or athletic or other clubs;
      • Church-related pledges, tithes or financial commitments
    • Endowments