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 young 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.

The Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation will open the grant request portal one time per year (Fall) after the American Family Insurance Championship proceeds have been determined. The Foundation’s board of directors will review each grant request - under the mission of searching for organizations producing tangible outcomes that impact healthy children and families - with grant selections and funding allocations determined by the end of each calendar year. Please follow our social media and web site channels for additional grant information and timing.

2017 Grant Celebration

2016 Grant Celebration

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


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.

2018 opening ceremonies video

2017 opening ceremonies video
2016 opening ceremonies video







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.

2017 The First Tee Skills Challenge video
2016 The First Tee Skills Challenge video


American Family Insurance Championship Proceeds

Since 2016, the American Family Insurance Championship has raised more than $2,700,000 for charity. In addition to American Family Children’s Hospital and The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin, listed below are organizations which have received the more than 100 grant distributions in partnership with the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation.

Access Community Health Centers

Gilda's Club Madison

Sunshine Place

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Gio’s Garden

Sustain Dane

America Scores Milwaukee

Goodman Community Center

Tenney Nursery and Parent Center

American Cancer Society

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County

The Golf Affect

American Heart Association

Jockey Family Foundation

The Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Community Center

Badger Childhood Cancer Network

Johnson Creek School District

The River Food Pantry

Balance & Believe Foundation

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

The Road Home Dane County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County

Justin J Watt Foundation

Timothy W. Finchem The First Tee Scholarship

Blessings in a Backpack - DeForest

KOJO Productions

Tri 4 Schools

Blessings in a Backpack - Poynette

Madison 4 Kids

United Way of Dane County

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County

Madison Parks Foundation

University of Illinois Foundation - Men's Golf Program

Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center

Madison Public Library Foundation

University of Southern Mississippi Foundation

Centro Hispano

Madison Reading Project

University of Wisconsin Foundation - Garding Against Cancer

Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison

Variety - The Children's Charity of Wisconsin

Children's Theater of Madison

Middleton Outreach Ministry

Vera Court Neighborhood Center

Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin

Mike Muranyi Junior Golf Foundation

VSA Wisconsin

Cover Me Veterans

Monsignor Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund

Waunakee Community School District

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

More Smiles Wisconsin

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection

East Madison Community Center

Nutrition and Health Associates

Waunakee Public Library

Edgerton Community Outreach


West Madison Bible Church

Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart

RISE Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Youth Development Foundation

Evans Scholars Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison

Wisconsin PGA Junior Foundation

Families-In-Transition Support Network

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Golf Association Foundation

Foundation for Madison's Public Schools

Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Program

YMCA of Dane County

GiGi's Playhouse-Madison

Sun Prairie Community Schools

Youth Frontiers


YWCA Madison

Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation Board of Directors

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