Community Safety Foundation
The Community Safety Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization funded by CSAA Insurance Group, is dedicated to improving the safety and security of our communities.
Launched in 2012, the Community Safety Foundation makes strategic philanthropic grants to improve community safety and disaster preparedness, provide consumer and insurance education, and contribute to the quality of life in the communities served by CSAA Insurance Group.
The Community Safety Foundation’s philanthropic efforts are guided by our desire to be inclusive and reach out to diverse communities, as well as our commitment to protecting the environment.
The Foundation’s signature program supports community-based disaster preparedness training through a grant to the American Red Cross.
The Community Safety Foundation is also dedicated to expanding on the personal philanthropic efforts of company employees. The Foundation supports a matching-gift program for employees, as well as providing cash grants in recognition of employees’ volunteerism and participation on nonprofit boards.
Foundation Programs for CSAA Insurance Group Employees
Through the following programs offered to employees of CSAA Insurance Group, the Foundation supports diverse organizations that are dedicated to improving safety, the environment, education, arts, and health and human services.
Dollars for Doers
After a company employee volunteers 30 hours for one qualifying nonprofit organization during the year, the Foundation will make a $300 grant to that organization. Employees may be compensated for up to 24 hours of volunteer time each year in accordance with CSAA Insurance Group’s volunteer program.
Dollars for Board Service
An annual grant will be made to one qualifying nonprofit organization where an employee serves on its Board of Directors
Employee donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations are matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500 per employee each calendar year.
The Community Safety Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals, but works closely with community partners across a wide variety of sectors to identify opportunities that will create the greatest impact. Strategic choices about target communities and selection of grantees are based on the following considerations:
- Magnitude of community need in relation to Foundation giving areas
- Opportunity to drive innovation and deepen Foundation impact
- Ability to build employee engagement
- Opportunity to enhance long-standing partnerships