Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants

We make it our business to be like a good neighbor, helping to build safer, stronger and better educated communities across the United States. Through our company grants, we focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development.

The State Farm Companies Foundation® and State Farm® value inclusiveness and diversity. Therefore, charitable funding is intended to advance access, equity, and inclusiveness while discouraging harmful discrimination based on age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or religious beliefs.

Eligible Organizations

Our charitable contributions are awarded to:

  • Educational institutions
  • Government entities
  • 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations
  • 501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies
  • 501(c)(6) chambers of commerce

State Farm does not fund:

  • Individuals seeking personal help or scholarships
  • Religious programs
  • Politically partisan programs
  • Organizations outside the U.S.

Request a Grant

The grant application cycle for 2016 funded requests is open. Funding will be disbursed in late first quarter 2016.

State Farm grant applications for 2016 funded requests will be available from Tuesday, September 1, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015.

Nationally, we support communities through social investments and countrywide relationships. At a local level, our company grants focus on two areas: safety, education, and community development.

Safety Grants

State Farm values the importance of keeping our neighbors safe.

Our funding is directed toward:

  • Auto and roadway safety
  • Teen Driver Education
  • Home safety and fire prevention
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster recovery

Community Development

Strong neighborhoods are the foundation of a strong society. We're committed to maintaining the vibrancy of our communities by assisting nonprofits that support: affordable housing, first time homeowners, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, job training, and small business development. Through community outreach and community development grants and investments, State Farm gives back to the neighborhoods it serves and helps develop stronger neighborhoods by reinvesting in the community. Our funding is directed toward:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Job training
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Small business Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • First Time Homeownership

Education Grants

Additionally, we support efforts to provide all children with an education that will allow them to reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. We fund three types of grants for K-12 public schools.

  • Teacher Development
  • Service-Learning
  • Education Reform/Systemic Improvement

Find more information on our education initiatives.


The 2016 grant applications are available beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015. Grant amount requested must be $5,000 or more.

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants

Every year, the State Farm Youth Advisory Board funds up to $5 million to youth-led service learning projects to solve issues important to State Farm and communities across the United States. Grant requests can range anywhere from $25,000 - $100,000, and are completed online ONLY through the Youth Advisory Board website, found here:

Education institutions and nonprofits are both eligible to apply.

Funding areas include:

  • Financial literacy
  • Access to higher education/closing the achievement gap
  • Community safety and natural disaster preparedness
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Societal health and wellness issues
  • Arts and Culture