Volunteers for Home Town America
Annually more than 1,000 Northwestern Mutual employees donate nearly 30,000 hours to community volunteer efforts through group activities, mentoring, charity drives, and service on nonprofit boards.
In addition, our financial representatives and staff volunteer thousands of hours in their local communities across our country.
Together, we’re committed to building better foundations for the lives of children in need and better communities in which they live and grow. Here are some of the ways Northwestern Mutual, via our Foundation, recognizes and supports our employees and financial representatives’ community service:
Our Community Impact Award recognizes volunteers from our field offices who collectively join forces to make a difference. The Foundation awards a total of $200,000 donated each year to nonprofits on behalf of the winners.
This year’s Community Impact Award recipients included:
The Community Service Award recognizes 26 individuals from our field for their volunteer commitment. More than $3.5 million has been donated to nonprofits around the country since the award's inception in 1995.
- This year’s Most Exceptional Volunteer, John Folkert, CLU, was recognized with a grant for $25,000 for his work with the Lone Survivor Foundation.
Mutual Friends brings together employees, retirees, family members and friends to lend a helping hand to community projects.
- Recently, a "Million Minutes" of service were donated by our employees in Milwaukee, WI to nonprofits throughout the city, including the time to build an entire playground at a Boys and Girls Club Camp – in just one day.
Our Volunteer Support Program recognizes employees who volunteer 40+ hours a year through a $500 donation to a local nonprofit.
During Days of Sharing, the Foundation commits $100,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations nominated by employees. Grants are given annually in the name of the employee winners.
Matching Gifts supports quality educational institutions by matching dollar-for-dollar contributions made by our field force and employees. Since 1995, the foundation has matched $40 million in support of well over 30,000 accredited schools across the country.
Our Disaster Relief Program supports rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts following a natural disaster through a $500,000 grant to the American Red Cross.