State Farm: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: State Farm supports safety, community development and education in the U.S. Its K-12 grantmaking prioritizes pathways to college and career success, teacher development, service learning, and educational reform.

IP TAKE:  It partners with several national initiatives that support pathways to college and career success, and prioritizes teacher development, service learning and educational reform on local levels. This funder accepts proposals in September and October.

PROFILE: Established in 1922 and headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, State Farm is an insurance and financial services conglomerate operating mainly in the U.S. Its philanthropic giving is aimed at “building safer, stronger and better educated communities.” To this end, the company invests in safety, community development and education. Separately, State Farm runs the State Farm Companies Foundation, which offers scholarships, matches employee charity donations, and donates to organizations at which its employees and retirees volunteer.

State Farm’s education program prioritizes pathways for college and career success nationally and teacher development, service learning and educational reform on the local level. In Colorado, the Greeley-Evans school district has received annual support for a youth leadership forum as well as donations of technology and office furniture for its schools. State Farm also partners with large organizations such as Junior Achievement and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

State Farm posts application guidelines on its website. Applications are generally accepted from organizations and educational institutions operating in the U.S. from September to October, with decisions communicated by the end of March.

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