Funding Agency:
Nationwide Foundation

Since 2000, the Nationwide Foundation has committed more than $394 million to nonprofit organizations across the country that work to meet crucial needs in communities with a significant presence of Nationwide associates.

In 2006, the foundation pledged the largest gift in its history, granting $50 million to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Over the last four years, the foundation gifted the hospital with an additional $40 million in grants to establish and support the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund.

The Nationwide Foundation also helps associates, partners and retirees maximize the impact of their personal gifts by matching their contributions to our United Way campaign and to accredited higher-education institutions dollar for dollar.

Through Nationwide’s Community Impact Model, the foundation assesses the needs in communities and awards grants to support organizations that provide emergency and basic needs and crisis stabilization.

Tier 1: Emergency and Basic Needs 
Aligned to our business, we’re there to help in an emergency. We partner with organizations that provide life’s necessities.

Tier 2: Crisis Stabilization 
Before a crisis happens or after one hits, we hold the safety net. We partner with organizations that provide resources to prevent crises or help pick up the pieces after one occurs.

Tier 3: Personal and family empowerment

We help at-risk youth and families in poverty situations who need tools and resources to advance their lives. We partner with organizations that assist individuals in becoming productive members of society.

Tier 4: Community enrichment*

We understand the well-being of a community affects all who live in it. We partner with organizations that contribute to the overall quality of life in a community.

*Tier 4 organizations, such as agriculture, arts and culture, civic and community, higher education/scholarships, and health research organizations, are by invitation only.

Any organization who wishes to apply for a grant must first attend one 45-minute virtual training. Training dates are as follows:

June 15, 2023 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST
June 20, 2023 – 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EST
July 12, 2023 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST

Please RSVP to Andrea Magaña Lewis ( with your selected training date, as well as the organization, name and title of the person who will attend.

Nationwide will not accept multiple proposals from one organization. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

Deadline: September 1, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The Nationwide Foundation accepts applications from nonprofits in the following communities. Emphasis is placed on Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations in these communities:

  • Columbus (Metro), OH
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Raleigh (Metro), NC
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Scottsdale/Phoenix (Metro), AZ
  • Wausau, WI

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement

External Deadline

September 1, 2023