Giving back to those who gave so much
Since 2013, Progressive has been honoring veterans with vehicle donations through the Keys to Progress® veteran vehicle giveaway program.
The one-day vehicle giveaway event happens every November and is a strong source of pride for everyone who works here. Employees across the country volunteer to select vehicles to donate, organize fundraising activities to collect money or goods to provide recipient families, and plan memorable vehicle giveaway events for the recipients.
By providing transportation support, our hope is to offer a little relief and improve the lives of military men and women facing tough circumstances—from difficult personal and family health needs to excessive rent burdens, unemployment and homelessness.
This program is a way for us to come together as a company to give back to people who have given so much for our country.
Vehicle giveaways primarily take place at various Progressive offices and Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations across the United States. Recipients are expected to live in or near these communities.
We work with military and charity organizations to find veterans in need of a vehicle and purchase recent-model used vehicles from Enterprise Rent-A-Car for donation. We also work closely with these organizations to administer this program every year:
Applications are reviewed starting in May of each program year and recipients are typically selected and contacted by Sept. 30.
If you are a veteran, veteran-associated nonprofit, veteran-owned small business, active-duty level E-4 or below military member, or current Gold Star spouse/domestic partner and have interest in being a vehicle recipient in this program, you need to apply through a non-profit organization (e.g., a charity or military association like a Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] post, etc.) and meet specific applicable criteria, including:
Fall into one (1) of the following categories and provide the listed supporting documentation:
Active-duty E-4 or lower
Military ID card showing rank
Spouse of an Active-duty E-4 or lower military member who is overseas
Military ID Card showing rank and valid marriage certificate
Gold Star Status
Form DD1300 or DIC eligibility letter
Household annual income must be below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines table issued by the Department of Health and Human Services
- Have a valid driver’s license
Have a clean driving record – no major infractions in the past seven years
“Major infractions” may include, but are not limited to, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances, driving with a suspended, revoked or invalid license, and reckless driving
- Be able to insure and maintain the vehicle
- Does not own a vehicle or is able to demonstrate an existing hardship with current vehicle
- Be able to provide their most current federal income tax filing
- Be at least eighteen (18) years old or the age of majority in your state of residence (which is nineteen (19) for residents of Alabama and Nebraska)
- Be a legal resident of the United States, including the District of Columbia; excluding US Territories
May not be any of the following:
- A current employee of Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
- A household or immediate family member of a Progressive employee
- An employee of any Keys to Progress affiliate
- A previous recipient of a vehicle through the Keys to Progress program
NOTE: Commercial applicants, including non-profits, may be required to submit additional information as a part of their application.
For additional information on eligibility, please see FAQs.
How to apply
Non-profit organizations and military associations need to request applications on behalf of veterans interested in the program. They can be requested by sending an email to: KeysToProgress@progressive.com.
Once a non-profit organization works with a veteran to complete an application, it should be submitted via email to: KeysToProgress@progressive.com.
If you don’t have or know of a military charity to complete the application process, contact your local VFW post. Vehicles are distributed once a year, typically in November, through the Keys to Progress® veteran vehicle giveaway program. Applications are reviewed starting in May of each program year and recipients are typically selected and contacted by Sept. 30.