We aspire to be a great corporate citizen by playing a leading role in influencing the community agenda, supporting the volunteer efforts of our associates, and investing in the communities in which we live and serve. We want to inspire these same qualities in our associates, which is why we offer many opportunities for them to get involved.
2015 Corporate Citizenship Annual Report
We are committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner—and encouraging associates to do the same. Around the organization, departments are making efforts to go green and protect our resources for future generations to enjoy.
- Water conservation: We reduced the amount of water we use from 208,000 gallons per year to 52,000 gallons.
- Recycling: We recycle paper, light bulbs, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, copier toner cartridges, calculators, office furniture, metal, and coffee grounds.
- Energy Management Project: We reduced electrical power usage by 9.6%.
- Green Commuting: We have nine vanpools used by 95 associates. We also provide bus passes for 49 associates.
- Paper: Our Print Shop uses paper from FSC-certified, virgin fiber and renewable energy, as well as paper made with 10% post consumer recycled fiber.
Are you interested in making a difference in the community, but not sure what your options are? Check out the list of sites below for some great volunteer opportunities.
We are dedicated to financially supporting worthwhile organizations. Emphasis is placed on organizations that provide direct services in the areas of health, education, culture and the arts, and human services. To ensure our corporate donations align with our vision of corporate citizenship, Nationwide does not provide funding for:
- Organizations that are not tax-exempt under paragraph 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
- Pledges to individuals for fundraising events for public or private primary or secondary schools, walk-a-thons, or tel-a-thons.
- Athletic events or teams, bands, and choirs (including equipment and uniforms).
- Debt reduction or retirement.
- Individual research grants.
- Travel for individuals or groups.
- Groups or organizations that will regrant gifts to other organizations or individuals (except United Way).
- Endowment campaigns.
- Veterans, labor, religious, or fraternal groups (except when they provide needed services to the community-at-large).
- Organizations that influence, promote, or attempt to initiate legislation or support political candidates or political philosophies.
- National organizations; however, we will consider requests from local branches or chapters.
- Organizations outside of the Valley of the Sun.
- Membership dues.
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Nationwide Insurance Foundation
The Nationwide Insurance Foundation is an independent corporation funded by Nationwide companies. Established in 1959, the foundation awards much-needed funds to qualified nonprofit organizations that meet crucial needs in communities where Nationwide associates live and work.
The foundation chooses grant recipients based on eligibility, financial stability, and community need. It primarily supports efforts that:
- Provide emergency and basic needs, such as food banks, disaster relief organizations, and emergency shelters; or
- Offer stabilization, including drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and organizations that provide safety-net services to the community.
If you know of a nonprofit organization that could benefit from the large pool of resources that the Nationwide Insurance Foundation provides, learn more about applying for a grant.