Allstate Foundation Awards $9,000 in Grants to Albuquerque Nonprofits

all-state-foundationThe volunteer work of Allstate exclusive agency owners Matthew Galfano, Ketan Patel, Michael Rose, Esther Wingfield, Chris Jacobs and Dean Chaney helped secure a total of $9,000 in grants from The Allstate Foundation to support nine nonprofits in the Albuquerque area.

Global Opportunities Unlimited, Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico, Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network, First Nations Community Health Source, Albuquerque Home School Athletic Association, Junior League of Albuquerque, Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico, Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program and American Cancer Society each received $1,000 from The Allstate Foundation.

“Commitment to our communities is a natural extension of what we do every day – protecting people from life’s uncertainties and preparing them for the future,” said Denis Bailey, Allstate’s field senior vice president in New Mexico. “With support from The Allstate Foundation, these local nonprofits can continue making Albuquerque a stronger community.”

These nine Albuquerque nonprofits are a part of 3,500 organizations this year that will receive The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® in the Community grants secured by agency owners’ volunteerism. The grants support nonprofits focused on teen safe driving, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes. This year, The Allstate Foundation will grant up to $7.5 million to nonprofits across the country.

The Helping Hands® grants are one example of Allstate’s tradition of service:

• In the past 20 years, Allstate employees, agency owners and their staffs have donated more than $368 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours to charitable causes.
• 63 percent of Allstate employees participated in the company’s 2016 Bring Out the Good Month workplace giving program, which raised more than $7.1 million in contributions. More than 8,800 nonprofit organizations benefited from this fundraising effort.

About The Allstate Foundation
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Now celebrating its 85th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” Allstate agencies are in virtually every local community in America. In 2015, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $36 million to support local communities.

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