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We believe in making an impact in the community. One of the ways we do this is by supporting charitable organizations through our corporate giving program. Donations are made either as a direct gift from SFM or through matching funds.

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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.

SFM Foundation Kids' Chance of Minnesota and Iowa 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.

  • $3.7 million has been committed to support 232 scholarships awarded since the Foundation began in 2008
  • Each student can receive up to $15,000 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 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.

Days off to volunteer

To encourage our employees to be active in their communities, and host an annual company-wide volunteer day. 

We also offer one floating holiday each year for employees to volunteer at the charity of their choice.

Employee Tom Davern volunteers at an SFM Habitat for Humanity build

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:

  • 180 Degrees
  • 360 Communities
  • A Mother’s Love Initiative
  • Abbott House
  • ALS Association
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • American Heart Association
  • Angel Foundation
  • Animal Humane Society
  • Anna Marie’s Alliance
  • Anoka High School: Outdoor Adventures Program
  • Apple Valley High School E3 STEM
  • Bags of Smiles
  • Bethesda of Beresford
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Brighter Days Grief Center
  • Broadscope Disability Services
  • Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
  • Build Wealth Minnesota
  • Burnsville Hockey Club
  • Can Do Canines
  • Canvas Health
  • CARE
  • Center For Deaf-Blind Persons
  • Center for Veterans Issues
  • CHC: Creating Healthier Communities
  • Channel One Regional Food Bank and Food Shelf
  • Children’s Respite Care Center (CRCC)
  • Clare Housing
  • College of St. Benedict
  • College Possible
  • CommonBond Communities
  • Cornerstone
  • Country Manor Foundation
  • Covey
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
  • Dakota Milestones
  • Diaper Bank Minnesota
  • Discovery Living
  • District 279 Foundation
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
  • Duck Cup Memorial
  • Eagle Ridge Academy
  • Eagle’s Healing Nest
  • Every Third Saturday
  • Exceptional Equestrians
  • Family Promise of Grant County
  • Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Fight with Flash Foundation
  • Food Bank for the Heartland
  • Fraser
  • Free Food for Kids
  • FreeStore
  • Friends of Women in Recovery
  • Gift of Life Transplant House
  • Gilda’s Club
  • Girls Taking Action
  • Golden Valley Humane Society
  • Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation
  • Guild
  • HEAR Wisconsin
  • Heartland Girls’ Ranch
  • Helping Hands Outreach
  • Hendrickson Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County
  • Hiawatha Homes
  • Hmong American Partnership
  • Homes Within Reach — West Hennepin Land Trust
  • Hometown Heroes
  • Hope Street Ministry
  • Human Development Center
  • Iowa Bird Rehabilitation
  • Jeremiah Program
  • Jewish Community Pantry
  • Kenwood Trail Middle School PTO
  • Kids’ Chance of Nebraska
  • Kiwanis Miracle League
  • Kiya Koda Humane Society
  • L’Arch Clinton
  • Lakeville North Debate Booster Club
  • Laura Baker Services Association
  • Legacy Refuge
  • LifeSource
  • Limitless Potential
  • Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative
  • MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership
  • MDI
  • Mental Health Association of Nebraska
  • Metropolitan Center For Independent Living
  • Mile in My Shoes
  • Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
  • Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
  • Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  • Minnesota Zoo Foundation
  • Missing GRACE Foundation
  • Move Forward
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
  • Orono Foundation
  • People Reaching Out to People (PROP)
  • Pierce the Darkness
  • Pine Habilitation & Supported Employment (PHASE)
  • Pinky Swear Foundation
  • Project Diva
  • Project for Pride in Living (PPL)
  • PROP Shop of Eden Prairie
  • Range Center
  • Restoring Dignity
  • Ride The Thin Blue Line
  • Robbinsdale School District
  • SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
  • Save Our Sons
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Secondhand Hounds
  • SFM Foundation
  • Shady Cottage
  • Sharing and Caring Hands
  • Shelter From the Storm Ministries
  • Simpson Housing Services
  • Siouxland Human Investment Partnership
  • SJS Cancer Support Team
  • Small Sums
  • Special Olympics
  • St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development
  • Successful Living Supportive Housing
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Terebinth Refuge
  • The ARC Fond du Lac
  • The Arc Minnesota
  • The Food Group
  • The Link
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Open Door Pantry
  • The Reel Hope Project
  • Tri-Valley Opportunity Council
  • Tubman
  • Twin Cities RISE
  • Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity
  • Urban League Twin Cities
  • Underdog Rescue
  • United Christian Academy
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • VEAP
  • Village Northwest Unlimited
  • Washburn Center for Children
  • Wayside Recovery Center
  • Wiggle Your Toes
  • WMC Foundation
  • Women’s Advocates
  • World Central Kitchen
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Youth Frontiers
  • YouthLink