Foundation and Charities


Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation

The American dream is kept alive by those who pursue it. That’s why the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation is working to show you people that their dreams are not only attainable but worth the effort. The foundation supports charities, educational initiatives and organizations aimed at building strong families and healthy kids, empowering them to chase and achieve their dreams.

Check out this video of a Habitat for Humanity Build at AmFam's NHQ in Madison, Wis. on May 5, 2017. Two homes were framed for deserving families, including one with support from the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation. Steve, his wife Nicki, and daughter Bobbi, helped with the build.

See Steve's Facebook page here.

You can support the Foundation and our mission.

Donations and proceeds from the American Family Insurance Championship directly benefit:


American Family Children’s Hospital

American Family Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center featuring nationally recognized pediatric specialists in a wide range of fields. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the American Family Children’s Hospital is ranked as a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News and World Report. With more than 230 faculty physicians from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, expert nursing and therapeutic staff and state of the art medical equipment, American Family Children’s Hospital is one of the crown jewels of not only the Greater Madison area, but the entire region.







The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin

The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin seeks to impact the lives of young people and their families by providing educational programs for youth that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Their vision is a community in which all kids, regardless of background, are given the opportunity to dream and work for a better future.






Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 1986. It helps end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution to its partner agencies, promotion of outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger. As southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief charity it meets nearly one million requests for help each year. From July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 13.7 million meals. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

2016 American Family Insurance Championship Proceeds

The American Family Insurance Championship raised $1,089,500 for charity in its first year! Please see the list of recipients below.

2016 American Family Insurance Championship grant recipients

$589,500 American Family Children’s Hospital

$500,000 (varying amounts)

  • American Cancer Society
  • Balance & Believe Foundation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
  • Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center
  • Children’s Dyslexia Center
  • Cover Me Veterans
  • Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
  • East Madison Community Center
  • Edgerton Community Outreach
  • The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin
  • Gio’s Garden
  • Goodman Community Center
  • Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
  • Happy Kids Network
  • Jockey Family Foundation
  • KOJO Productions
  • Madison 4 Kids
  • Madison Reading Project
  • Middleton Outreach Ministry
  • Mike Muranyi Junior Golf Foundation
  • Monsignor Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund
  • The River Food Pantry
  • Second Harvest Foodbank
  • Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program
  • Sun Prairie Community Schools
  • Timothy W. Finchem The First Tee Scholarship
  • Tri 4 Schools
  • United Way of Dane County
  • VSA Wisconsin
  • Waunakee Community School District
  • Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation
  • YMCA of Dane County

Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation
Board of Directors

Chairman: Steven C. Stricker
President: James S. Buchheim
Vice President: Nicole L. Stricker
Vice President/Treasurer: Daniel J. Kelly
Executive Director: Nathaniel A. Pokrass