Allstatefoundation Overview

For more than 60 years,

The Allstate Foundation has been bringing out the good in millions of lives.

This belief has been at the core of The Allstate Foundation for more than 60 years. Our agency owners, employees, and leaders are passionate about inspiring change—and we’ve changed millions of lives in the process.

Our work takes many forms, but always follows the path to greatest impact. We lead national programs, provide grants, create meaningful partnerships, and rally teams to support safer lives and stronger communities. The Allstate Foundation championed two signature causes: financially empowering domestic abuse survivors and youth empowerment.

While we recognize the impact Allstate’s resources and reputation bring, we know our greatest strength lies in our many Good Hands working from their hearts.

Funding Guidelines

Grantmaking Focus Areas

Since 1952, we have invested more than $400 million in funding across the country to address key social issues. The Allstate Foundation supports organizations dedicated to addressing two issues: Domestic Violence and Youth Empowerment.

The Allstate Foundation is not accepting unsolicited grant applications in 2016. If your organization received a regional grant from The Allstate Foundation in 2015, you should have been contacted before April 2016. If you have not received an invitation to apply by April, please contact your relationship manager directly.


If invited to apply for Allstate Foundation funding, an organization must be exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, or be a municipal, state or federal government entity.

The Allstate Foundation does not provide grants to support the following:

  • Individuals
  • Fundraising events, sponsorships
  • Equipment purchases, unless part of a community outreach program
  • Memorial grants
  • Athletic teams, bands and choirs
  • Places of Worship
  • Scouting groups
  • Religious schools
  • Requests to support travel
  • Non-domestic (international) causes

Grant Application FAQ

If your nonprofit is invited to apply, please review our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the grantmaking process and technical details regarding our online system.