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We believe in making an impact in the community and support many charitable organizations through our corporate giving program. Donations are made either as a direct gift from SFM or through matching funds. Preference is given to organizations in which SFM employees, directors or direct contract agents are involved. 

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How we give back

Helping injured workers get their lives back is central to what we do, but it’s not the only way we serve the community. Between our own nonprofit, employee giving and corporate support we are always looking for more ways to make a positive impact on those in need.

Ways we give:

SFM Foundation

One unique way we give back is through the SFM Foundation, a nonprofit we created to ease the burdens on families affected by workplace accidents.

How we give back: SFM Foundation logo

To do this, the Foundation provides post-secondary education scholarships to children of parents fatally or seriously injured while working for Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin employers.

  • $1.7 million has been committed to support 151 scholarships awarded since the Foundation began in 2008
  • Each student can receive up to $10,000 per year for up to five years
  • Fundraising and event planning is done 100% by our employees and donated by SFM
  • All funds raised go directly to scholarships
  • Scholarships involve workers’ comp claims handled by 55 different insurers
  • One scholarship each year is funded entirely by our employees

SFM Foundation is an affiliate of the national nonprofit organization, Kids’ Chance of America , and is also known as Kids' Chance of Minnesota and Kids' Chance of Iowa. Kids’ Chance creates, assists and supports organizations across the United States that provide educational opportunities and scholarships to the children of workers who were seriously injured or killed on the job.

Learn more about the SFM Foundation

Giving is ingrained in our culture at SFM. Helping injured workers get their lives back is part of what we do every day, but we also strive to improve and enrich the lives of people in the surrounding community.

Employee support

Our charitable giving committee plans volunteer events and fundraisers to benefit local charities. Through the committee’s events employees have helped build and paint homes, made bag lunches, helped with charity mailings, organized donation drives and silent auctions, attended galas and more to help those in need.

 

Employee Tom Davern volunteers at an SFM Habitat for Humanity build
Employee Tom Davern volunteers at an SFM Habitat for Humanity build

Day off to volunteer

To encourage our employees to be active in their communities, each employee can take one paid day off per year to volunteer.

 

Corporate support

We donate to many charities throughout the year in the communities where our employees live and our policyholders do business. Organizations supported within the last year included:

  • Access of Red River Valley
  • Accessible Space
  • Angel Foundation
  • Animal Humane Society
  • Bridging
  • CaringBridge
  • Catholic Charities
  • Childhood Domestic Violence Association
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Clare Housing
  • College Possible
  • Community Health Charities
  • Cornerstone Advocacy Service
  • Courage Kenny Foundation
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Fairview Youth Grief Services
  • Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
  • Feline Rescue
  • Fight with Flash Foundation
  • Fraser
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
  • Langlade County Humane Society
  • Little People of America - District 9
  • Make-A-Wish Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Minneapolis Urban League
  • Minnesota Home Ownership Center

 

  • Minnesota Stroke Association
  • Mission Animal Hospital
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Oconto Area Humane Society
  • One World Surgery
  • Open Your Heart
  • Pause 4 Paws
  • Room to Read
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • SFM Foundation
  • Small Sums
  • St. Cloud Area Family YMCA
  • St. David's Child & Family Development
  • St. Luke's Foundation
  • Standpoint
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The Match Foundation
  • The Open Door
  • Touchstone Mental Health
  • Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure
  • United Way
  • VEAP
  • Wayside Recovery
  • Women's Advocates
  • World Wildlife Fund