Community Outreach

Believing in something bigger than ourselves

As a company, we invest in the success of our communities. We encourage employees to volunteer locally and contribute to the causes they care about through The Progressive Insurance Foundation. We also support larger initiatives like our community outreach programs.

Progressive people lead the way

We established The Progressive Insurance Foundation in 2001 as part of our company’s overall charitable efforts. Our goal is to support causes our people care about while reaching the widest array of communities where we—and our customers—live and work.

To help achieve this goal, we offer a charitable giving program called Name Your Cause. The program offers each Progressive employee the annual opportunity to recommend a favorite charity to receive a monetary gift—compliments of The Progressive Insurance Foundation.

Any qualified civic, cultural, educational, environmental, health care, human services, or religious 501(c)(3) public, tax-exempt charitable organization may be eligible.

In addition to financial contributions, we encourage and support our employees in giving back to their communities through volunteerism and other charitable efforts.

When Progressive people have an opportunity to make a difference in their communities, they jump into action.

A focus on veterans, homelessness, and education

We continue to devote time, energy, and resources to help military men and women facing tough challenges with vehicle donations through the Keys to Progress® vehicle giveaway program. The program was established in 2013, and as of 2023 we have gifted more than 1,000 vehicles to veterans in need.

Through the program, we also donate vehicles to veteran-focused organizations and veteran-owned small businesses to provide the types of transportation they need to better serve their communities. This outreach effort also gives us an opportunity to team up with many business organizations we work with day in and day out to do something good together to benefit others.

In 2020, we added homelessness as a new cause area by joining efforts with Humble Design to bring their services to our headquarters location in Cleveland, Ohio. Humble Design is a Detroit-based non-profit group that serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming their empty house into a warm, welcoming, and uplifting home with donated furniture and household goods.

To expand our work in this area, in 2023, Progressive developed a corporate relationship with Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization focused on family homelessness through their 200+ affiliates across the United States.

Progressive people also are passionate about participating in education-related efforts. They engage with local schools by presenting a curriculum of internally developed courses available for students in grades 3 through 12 to help them understand how financial literacy and classroom skills apply to real-life situations and can lead to insurance careers. Since 2013, we’ve taught courses to more than 35,000 elementary, middle and high school students across the country. We also offer employees mentoring opportunities with college-level underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students.

To support education and our communities, we also donate PC equipment and office supplies to educational institutions and individuals in underrepresented Cleveland-area communities.