Community

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 and Canada. Through our company grants, we focus on two areas: safety and education.

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
  • Canadian registered charitable organizations
  • 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. and Canada

Request a Grant

The grant application cycle for 2014 funded requests is closed. Funding will be disbursed in late first quarter 2014.

State Farm grant applications for 2015 funded requests will be available from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, October 31 2014. Funding will be disbursed in late first quarter 2015.

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

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

Education Grants

Creating better educated communities includes providing access to personal financial education and job training. Our funding is directed toward:

  • Basic Economics
  • Budget Counseling
  • Employable Skills Training
  • First Time Homebuyers Workshop
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

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.

Applications

The 2015 grant applications will be available beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014 through Friday, October 31. 2014

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 and Canada. Grant requests can range anywhere from $25,000 - $100,000, and are completed online ONLY through the Youth Advisory Board website, found here: statefarmyab.com/apply.

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