Social impact and community leadership
The Allstate Foundation works to empower all people to imagine and achieve better for themselves and their communities. In 2022, the Foundation, along with employees, agents and The Allstate Corporation, invested more than $48 million and 81,515 volunteer hours to support communities.
For more than 70 years, Allstate has driven social impact through The Allstate Foundation. The Foundation empowers youth to be the next generation of leaders, disrupts the cycle of relationship abuse, advances racial equity and strengthens nonprofit leadership skills. We partner with national organizations and offer grants to nonprofits to create innovative, long-term solutions for those in need. The Allstate Corporation complements the work of The Allstate Foundation through corporate giving and employee and agent volunteering.
In 2022, 44% of The Allstate Foundation's giving to nonprofits went to organizations led by a person of color, compared with 29% in 2021.
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is a private foundation made possible by Allstate Insurance Company. Fully funded by donations from Allstate, the Foundation invests nationally and locally in the communities where we live and work. Over the decades, the Foundation's focus has evolved to respond to changing community needs to best use our unique resources to make an impact. The Allstate Foundation works to pursue equity so people and communities can thrive.
The Allstate Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees that approves the Foundation's priority issues, programs, strategic direction, and desired impacts. They review the Foundation's financial position and investment strategy and approve the annual budget in conjunction with their review of outcomes and strategy revisions.
Further, the Board of Trustees appoints a Grant Committee which is charged with considering and approving all of the Foundation's proposed grants to nonprofit partners in excess of $50,000. Foundation accountability is also bolstered by undergoing a rigorous internal audit process every three years.
Policies and practices
The Allstate Corporation and The Allstate Foundation work hand in hand to amplify our social impact and community leadership. Our corporate giving comes directly from Allstate's profits. The Allstate Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose activities and giving support social impact but are not tied to Allstate's business performance.
Allstate's corporate giving maintains and bolsters community partnerships that support business health and social impact. In 2022, Allstate gave over $8.4 million in corporate support to nonprofits.
For the seventh consecutive year, we focused these efforts on programs and partnerships that empower youth – in their own lives and in their communities. Finally, to complement our insurance offerings, Allstate also provides disaster relief funding and committed $1.5 million to support affected communities in 2022.
The Allstate Foundation
The Allstate Foundation's policies and practices are inspired and powered by three actions.
We champion bold ideas:
From breaking the cycle of relationship abuse to advancing racial equity to creating a brighter future for the next generation, we set our sights high and apply our resources and expertise to address today's greatest social issues.
We create lasting impact:
By focusing on outcomes and using data, we ensure our work is scalable, sustainable and measurable to create lasting change.
In 2022, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate Corporation and Giving Campaign pledges from our agents and employees together invested more than $48 million in communities.
Giving by The Allstate Foundation, The Allstate Corporation, and our agents and employees
Programs and performance
With the help of Allstate employees and agents, The Allstate Foundation works to make an impact across its three pillars – empowering youth to succeed and lead, disrupting the cycle and prevalence of relationship abuse, and closing the racial opportunity gap for careers with thriving wages – all to help create a more equitable world where people and communities can thrive.
The Allstate Foundation has been helping youth learn, grow and succeed for 17 years. First by reducing teen driving deaths and now by preparing youth for the future.
Today, the Foundation empowers youth to succeed and lead by preparing them with the skills and experiences needed to achieve their hopes and dreams, find innovative solutions and build a more equitable world. We work to ensure young people across the country benefit from equitable access to evidence-based curriculum and programs, regardless of identity, ZIP code or socioeconomic status. Making a positive impact on youth has ripple effects and will help a family, a school, a community and ultimately the world. In 2022, the Foundation invested more than $11 million in these efforts.
A primary focus of our youth empowerment investments is encouraging greater youth civic engagement. The Allstate Foundation is a funding sponsor of Youth Service America's "50X250" campaign to get 50% of our nation's youth participating in volunteering, voting, or becoming civically engaged by America's 250th Anniversary on July 4, 2026. The Foundation also funds programs by organizations like the Mikva Challenge that empower youth to use their voice to advocate for issues that matter to them. These programs directly involve youth in civics through hands-on learning experiences that include presenting speeches on issues to community decision makers, campaigning for candidates and more.
The Allstate Foundation is committed to fostering the next generation of leaders and creating viable pathways for youth to create change. One example of this commitment is our funding sponsorship of the Roadtrip Nation documentary, "Changemakers." The documentary, which will air nationally on PBS, empowered three young people to interview leaders across the country who are making real change to provide youth with real examples of how they can transform their communities.
Disrupting the cycle of relationship abuse
In 2022, The Allstate Foundation awarded $8.2 million in grants to end relationship abuse and promote safe, healthy relationships. These investments support organizations that promote safe, healthy relationships and empower survivors on the path to safety and security.
We equip survivors with financial empowerment resources, providing $1.5 million in grants to domestic violence coalitions working on our Moving Ahead Curriculum, and making it more accessible through online and in-person learning partners. We also supported FreeFrom's Safety Fund, a cash assistance program for survivors, and an entire cohort of their Savings Matching Program. FreeFrom was founded with seed money from The Allstate Foundation, and its cutting-edge programs help survivors achieve long-term financial stability.
In 2022, we began investing in the best practices of culturally specific domestic violence organizations and awarded $800,000 to:
The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
The largest Latin@ organization in the country focused on ending gender-based violence
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
A national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian/Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities
Alliance of the Tribal Coalitions to End Violence
An alliance increasing awareness of and enhancing the response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.
In partnership with Vox Media and Hello Sunshine, we amplified the voices of three brave women who told their stories of abuse and recovery as part of a new online resource for bystanders and other survivors. Anchored by their powerful stories, the resource reveals warning signs of financial abuse and provides tools and connection to support services. These videos, which inspire the public to advocate for this important cause, have received over 1 million views.
"My journey has shown me my real strength is relying on the love of my village."
Narrator of Vox Media
"Mercii" video regarding relationship abuse.
Advancing racial equity
Allstate is using its resources to support systemic change that creates an inclusive economy with more equitable opportunity for communities that are marginalized due to race. This starts within our own company through our policies and practices and is demonstrated through efforts such as the Allstate Corporation's founding membership of OneTen, membership with Second Chance Business Council and signing of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge.
The Allstate Foundation's work complements these efforts. In 2021, we established our long-term approach on this issue: closing the opportunity gap for careers with thriving wages. Income inequality, and the family wealth gap that it drives, is a growing problem. In fact, the wealth gap between Black and white households is as wide today as it was before the Civil Rights Movement, and the gap is similarly widening for other communities of color. The Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations helping people overcome barriers to living-wage employment and entrepreneurs advancing equity through innovative workforce development strategies. At the close of 2021, the Foundation invested an initial $6 million total in six new nonprofit partnerships to support this issue: the Center for Employment Opportunities, Echoing Green, Cara, New Profit, REDF and Per Scholas. In 2022, the Foundation re-funded all six and added a seventh grant of $1 million for a total of $7 million awarded to organizations focused on racial equity. The new grant supports PolicyLink, a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic and social equity, particularly for communities of color. The Foundation's funding supports PolicyLink's Corporate Racial Equity Alliance, which is developing standards for racial equity behaviors in private corporations.
Advancing the nonprofit sector
The Allstate Foundation also empowers social impact leaders, Allstate agents and employees to accelerate our journey to a more equitable society through the following programs.
Nonprofit Leadership Center
Nonprofits play a critical role in every community. Since 2014, The Allstate Foundation has partnered with the Kellogg School of Management's Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University. We make free development programs available to every nonprofit employee in the nation through our Nonprofit Leadership Center. In 2022, more than 8,000 nonprofit professionals from across the country developed skills through our resources, an 8% increase from 2021.
Our Helping Hands
In 2022, Allstate employees and agents volunteered 81,515 hours, benefiting 1,361 nonprofits. Employees and agents who volunteer at least eight hours can apply for a Helping Hands Grant, a $500 grant to the eligible organization of their choice. More than $2.3 million in Helping Hands Grants were distributed in 2022. The Allstate Foundation also established processes for the first time this year to provide funding outside of the United States. We extended our Helping Hands Grants to Allstate Northern Ireland, providing more than $117,000 to five UK organizations. We look forward to providing more international grant funding in the future and extending the opportunity to Allstate India as well.
The Allstate Foundation honors the passions of employees and agents by offering a match on their qualifying charitable contributions. Employees, agents and staff can request a dollar-for-dollar match for their donations, up to $1,000 per person per year. In 2022, Allstate employees and agents pledged $3.4 million to charitable organizations, and The Allstate Foundation contributed $2.5 million in matching funds to those organizations. These numbers represent a decline in individual financial contributions by Allstate employees and agents, which is consistent with a shift in our engagement strategy toward collective giving and action.
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The Allstate Foundation is mobilizing Allstate employees and agents to give back through skills-based volunteering. In 2022, Allstate employees participated in three skills-based volunteering Days of Service, generating more than $576,000 in social impact value for 57 nonprofits across the country. Days of Service are mutually beneficial, and 94% of Allstaters who participated considered them useful for professional development.
The Days of Service build on the success of two other skills-based volunteering programs: Allstate Fellows and the Allstate Officer Nonprofit Board Program. Now in its 12th year, Allstate Fellows matches highly skilled Allstate employees with nonprofit organizations for long-term pro bono projects. In 2022, seven Allstate Fellows were paired with seven nonprofit organizations.
Through the Allstate Officer Nonprofit Board Program, officers join the boards of nonprofits whose missions advance the Foundation's strategic social impact areas. In 2022, 43 Allstate officers served on boards across 46 nonprofit organizations. In addition to the time, expertise and skills the officers provide, Allstate gives a portion of our corporate philanthropic dollars to these organizations.
The Allstate Foundation encourages employees to pursue skills-based volunteering all year.
Since 2010, The Allstate Foundation has been mobilizing Allstate employees and agents to give back through skills-based volunteering. It allows individuals to use their skills and expertise to help nonprofit organizations pro bono. The Allstate Foundation hosts dedicated Days of Service and other events throughout the year to promote skills-based volunteering so agents and employees can give back. While we continue to appreciate and support all forms of volunteering, we'll continue growing our focus on skills-based volunteering to offer nonprofits the highly valuable and specialized skills and talents of our Allstate team. Having access to advanced skill sets in fields like finance and cybersecurity fills critical needs, increases nonprofits' capacity and saves nonprofits thousands of dollars, allowing them to better serve their communities. Since 2021, these events have generated more than $1.5 million in social impact value for 124 nonprofits.
"I've always been passionate about giving back... I started reaching out to local nonprofits to see if their board needed refreshed headshots for their executive page or a mission video to pitch fundraising efforts. I'm constantly amazed at how much Allstate gives back in different ways. That makes me proud as an Allstater."
Lead Consultant, Quality Assurance
The Allstate Foundation pursues equity in all program areas, including grant making.
The Allstate Foundation is evolving to a trust-based philanthropy/equitable grant-making approach that shifts the traditional power dynamic between funder and grantee and reduces administrative burden on nonprofits. We are providing more general operating grants and approaching our work with a learning mindset. We're also taking diversity, equity and inclusion into account when reviewing applications and progress. In 2022, The Allstate Foundation provided over $8 million in unrestricted grants to nonprofit partners. Unrestricted grants allow the organizations – the experts – to decide how these funds can make the biggest impact.
"One of our partners called this approach 'thought humility' instead of 'thought leadership.' It's a term I love and one we're aspiring to keep living into."
VP of Social Responsibility and The Allstate Foundation
In 2022, The Allstate Foundation and Allstate's Employee Impact Groups (EIGs) teamed up to distribute $500,000 in grants to 50 nonprofits that best reflect each EIG's mission and values.
Son of a Saint partnership
Son of a Saint transforms the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences, and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships. We partner with Son of a Saint to help New Orleans youth, their families and communities be more prepared for climate-related disasters. In response to Hurricane Ida, Son of a Saint mentees assembled and distributed disaster preparedness kits, with a weatherproof bag, wet wipes, first aid kit, rain poncho, emergency blanket, flashlight, whistle key chain, water bottle and face mask. The Allstate Foundation provided them with financial support and dedicated volunteer time with Allstate agents.
"We're thankful for partners like The Allstate Foundation, not only for their funding support but also for the ways in which they're willing to show up, step up and give back to the members of our community."
Bivian "Sonny" Lee III
Son of a Saint Founder and CEO
Allstate India Youth Programming
Allstate India employees, led by their Information Security team, conduct cybersecurity awareness training for children in local communities. The team identified that children are exposed to many cyberthreats and developed the program to provide awareness to community members starting at a young age to promote their lifelong cybersecurity.
In November 2022, Allstate India COO TanayKediyal joined the Corporate Social Responsibility team to donate Make Your Lab kits to government school teachers in Pune. The project aims to empower educators to develop prototypes and experimental models to better engage students and kindle their scientific spirit.
Preparing communities for climate disasters
Allstate educates communities of all ages on the importance of disaster preparedness, including emergency escape plans and kits.