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


American Family Insurance Championship Proceeds

Since 2016, the American Family Insurance Championship has raised more than $4,700,000 for charity. In addition to American Family Children’s Hospital, listed below are organizations which have received the more than 185 grant distributions in partnership with the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation.

Access Community Health Centers

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

America Scores Milwaukee

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Junior Golf Association

Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin

Badger Childhood Cancer Network

Badger Prairie Needs Network

Balance and Believe Foundation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County

Blessings In A Backpack DeForest

Blessings In A Backpack Poynette

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County

Centro Hispano of Dane County

Children's Dyslexia Center Madison

Children's Theater of Madison

Church Health Services

Community Coordinated Child Care

Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin

Cover Me Veterans

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

East Madison Community Center

Edgerton Community Outreach

Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart

Evans Scholars Foundation

Falk Elementary – Falk Family Resource Center

Families in Transition Support Network

Foundation For Madison's Public Schools

GiGi's Playhouse Madison

Gilda's Club Madison

Gio's Garden

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland

Hometown Heroes

Horizon High School of Madison

Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Community Center

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

Lee Trevino Foundation

Living Hope Food Pantry

Madison Area Urban Ministry

Madison Parks Foundation

Madison Public Library Foundation

Madison Reading Project

Madison 4Kids

Middleton Outreach Ministry

More Smiles Wisconsin

Nutrition and Health Associates

Operation Fresh Start


REAP Food Group

RISE Wisconsin

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison

Sally J. Schnarr Foundation

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program

Sun Prairie Community Schools

Sunshine Place

Sustain Dane

Tenney Nursery and Parent Center

The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin

The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin

The Golf Affect

The River Food Pantry

The Road Home Dane County

Tri 4 Schools

United Way of Dane County

University of Illinois Foundation - Men's Golf

University of Southern Mississippi Foundation - Athletics

University of Wisconsin Foundation - Alzheimer's Research

University of Wisconsin Foundation - American Family Children's Hospital

University of Wisconsin Foundation - Athletics

University of Wisconsin Foundation - Carbone Cancer Center

University of Wisconsin Foundation - Garding Against Cancer

University of Wisconsin Whitewater Foundation - Women's Golf

Variety of Wisconsin

Vera Court Neighborhood Center

VSA Wisconsin

West Madison Bible Church

Wisconsin PGA Jr Foundation

Wisconsin State Golf Association Foundation

YMCA Dane County

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