Community Impact

Helping people get more out of life is what we call fulfilling life. It’s our purpose, and it guides our deep desire to help communities be strong and vibrant.

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Generosity — an Ameritas value

We give more than $1.7 million annually to nonprofit organizations. And our associates donate thousands of dollars and volunteer hours. Like those who came before us, we work hard to earn our reputation as a company that cares.

Ameritas Cares, and it shows

We contribute time, talent and money to organizations that aid communities in need. We call our community giving program Ameritas Cares. These Ameritas Cares packages go to initiatives in the following categories.

Ameritas associates and child collecting school supplies for the community.

Ameritas Cares about education and training

Everyone deserves the opportunity to develop their gifts and share them with the world. Acquiring skills and knowledge increases career options and contributes to stable communities. That’s why supporting educational institutions and training programs are our top priority. Our giving supports:

  • Tutoring and mentoring programs.
  • Capital improvements to enhance academic environments.
  • Financial literacy.

Ameritas Cares about financial stability

Personal financial stability is critical to a fulfilling life and to strong, vibrant communities. We consider it an extension of our purpose to help people get financial assistance and training. Our giving supports organizations that provide:

Ameritas associates presenting to members of the public.
Ameritas associates advocating for health screenings.

Ameritas Cares about health-related services

  • Funding research for cures.
  • Dealing with chronic diseases.
  • Providing mental-health services.
  • Rescuing and finding homes for animals.

Ameritas Cares about arts and culture

The most vibrant communities welcome all forms of artistic expression. Art gives voice to a diverse collection of artists and speaks to audiences of all backgrounds. We work with organizations that prioritize underserved populations. We focus our giving on:

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Ameritas associates enjoying the arts.
Ameritas associate helping out in the community by trimming hedges.

Ameritas Cares about sustainability

We’re committed to protecting the valuable resources in our care and growing them responsibly. We support similar efforts in the community. As a mutual-based organization that takes the long view, we bring experience to the quest for sustainability. We support organizations involved in:

Ameritas Cares about United Way

One of the biggest Ameritas Cares packages we deliver every year goes to United Way. Its local focus on education, income and health aligns with our purpose and giving strategy. Over the years our organizations have built a special partnership, especially in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is home to our headquarters.

Ameritas associates holding United Way campaign banner.

How to request an Ameritas Cares package

We consider requests from nonprofit organizations that align with our purpose and philanthropy strategy.

  • For requests up to $5,000, complete the Ameritas Community Giving application form.
  • Applications for grants from the Ameritas Charitable Foundation are available by invitation only. To start that conversation, send us an email introducing yourself and your cause.
  • Our corporate support goes primarily to nonprofits in Nebraska and the greater Cincinnati (Ohio) area.
  • Outside these areas, we support nonprofits mainly through our company match program.
  • Our company match program empowers Ameritas associates to direct a portion of our corporate giving to causes they support. The program matches associates’ donations and pays financial rewards for volunteer time.
  • Associates in Nebraska and Cincinnati are eligible for a company match of up to $500 annually. Associates outside these areas are eligible for up to $1,000 annually.

Come grow with Ameritas

We’re successful because we deliver quality, value and trust — and because we find the best people. See what you can find at Ameritas by visiting our Careers page to join our team.