Westfield Insurance Foundation Awards $1.3 Million Benefitting Communities Across 15 States
CLEVELAND, October 18, 2017 - Westfield Insurance Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $1.36 million in Family Stability and Legacy of Caring grants to benefit communities across the country.
Approximately $542,000 was donated through Westfield’s Legacy of Caring program in which Westfield agents can nominate a nonprofit in their local community. Grants were made to 78 nonprofits in 70 cities across 15 states within Westfield’s national imprint. The nonprofits’ missions align with Westfield’s focus areas of Family Stability, Safety, Disaster Recovery and Insurance Pathways.
"We value our partnerships with our independent insurance agencies. Giving back to our agents’ communities in support of these key areas is an extension of the fundamental role insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities," said Westfield Insurance President and CEO and Westfield Insurance Foundation Chairman, Ed Largent.
Additionally, $820,000 in Family Stability grants was distributed. Nearly 13,000 people across northeast Ohio will be helped through nine nonprofit agencies. Family Stability grants support comprehensive approaches to help families overcome multiple barriers and achieve greater stability by connecting issues of education, finance, housing and workforce. Westfield Insurance Foundation will work with the following nonprofits over the next one to three years:
- Cleveland Housing Network
- College Now of Greater Cleveland
- Empowering & Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP)
- Neighborhood Housing Services
- Spanish American Committee
- The Centers, El Barrio Workforce Development Program
- Towards Employment
- United Way of Medina County, Employing Medina County Program
- Youth Opportunities Unlimited
"Westfield recognizes that families trying to achieve and maintain stability often face multiple barriers to success," said Jani Groza, Westfield Insurance Foundation executive director and Westfield Insurance community investment leader. "We believe investing in our Family Stability partners that offer wrap-around support services to help families realize short-term successes, and have long-lasting outcomes."
About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on business and community safety, long-term disaster recovery and family stability. The Foundation donates $3 million annually to a variety of charities.
About Westfield Insurance
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading Property & Casualty companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community.