The mission of the Securian Financial Foundation is to empower families in our communities to achieve secure tomorrows by investing in programs that promote financial stability, support youth and education and build vibrant communities.
We believe we can make the biggest impact when we direct our resources to specific community needs. The Securian Financial Foundation prioritizes our support to three main categories.
We strongly believe in the importance of self-reliance and we place a high priority on programs that encourage, develop and sustain economic independence.
Examples include job skill training for youth and adults, basic needs support and emergency services.
We provide major operating funding to the United Way in support of a wide array of human services, community support and health organizations.
In addition to funding from the Securian Financial Foundation, Securian organizes a sizable associate fundraising campaign each year. Together our giving totals more than $1 million annually.
Because of this strong support, we do not generally consider additional requests for operating support from organizations receiving United Way funding. However, United Way agency programs that do not receive United Way funding may be considered for funding.
We also consider funding organizations demonstrating a service in an area of unmet need that do not receive support from the United Way.
Youth and education
We support higher education and its contributions to the economic health and vitality of our community.
Primary support is focused on private colleges and universities, and youth development programs that encourage the pursuit of higher education. We consider contributions to tax-supported colleges and universities only if the program is unavailable through private colleges or if it meets a specific community need.
The Securian Financial Foundation provides support to the arts to enhance the quality of life, livability, diversity and vibrancy of our community.
Priority is given to major cultural, civic and health organizations that serve a broad audience and stimulate the vitality of the community.