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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.

  • $3.2 million has been committed to support 216 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, we host an annual company-wide volunteer day. In 2020, we reconfigured the event due to COVID-19. We organized several volunteer projects for employees to do from home, including assembling meal packs, sanitizer kits and mental health kits, as well as tie-dying face masks for kids and writing letters to seniors.

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:

  • Ali Forney Center
  • ALS Foundation
  • Alternatives for People with Autism
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • American Heart Association
  • ARC of Fond du Lac
  • Balance Autism
  • Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor
  • Bridging
  • Brighter Days Grief Center
  • Canvas Health
  • CEDARS Youth Services
  • CommonBond Communities
  • Cornerstone Advocacy Service
  • Dallas County Sheriff’s Benevolent Association
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)
  • Face It Foundation
  • Family Promise of Grant County
  • Family Service Lincoln
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Fur-Ever Home Rescue
  • Guest House of Milwaukee
  • HEAR Wisconsin
  • Home & Community Options
  • Hometown Heroes
  • Human Development Center
  • Jeremiah Program
  • Jewish Community Pantry
  • Lakeside Curative Services
  • Meals from the Heartland
  • Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
  • Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI)
  • Mother Bear Project
  • National MS Society
  • Ollie Webb Center
  • Open Doors for Youth
  • Pine Habilitation & Supported Employment (PHASE)
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Random Acts
  • Regions Hospital Foundation
  • Simpson Housing
  • SJS Cancer Support Team
  • Small Sums
  • St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development
  • Sugarloaf North Shore Stewardship Association
  • The Center for Veterans Issues
  • The Link
  • Touchstone Mental Health
  • Twin Cities RISE
  • VEAP
  • Weather Shield LITE Foundation
  • Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN)
  • Youth and Shelter Services (YSS)
  • YouthLink