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Our mission

The Securian Financial Foundation is at the core of our financial commitment to community building. Its mission 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.

Applying for funding

We review grant applications three times a year and consider requests based on how well they fit into the below funding categories. Grant applications must be received online through CyberGrants by February 1, June 1 or October 1.

Please contact to be included in an informational Zoom session before each grant cycle. This will be your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about priorities.

Submit a grant application

The Securian Financial Foundation reserves the right to suspend, change, revoke or terminate the funding program at any time.

1. Financial stability

Goal: Support basic needs of community members to ensure financial stability

  • Equitable access to basic need resources
  • Affordable, stable housing
  • Steady employment

Funding priorities
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Workforce development, including small business support
  • Emergency basic needs

2. Youth and education

Goal: Support financial literacy and the pursuit of higher education through youth education and engagement programs

  • Close the achievement and inequity gaps
  • Increase rates of high school graduation and the pursuit of higher education in underrepresented communities
  • Increase financial literacy acumen

Funding priorities

  • College readiness
  • Mentoring
  • Youth programming
  • Early education
  • Equity in education

3. Vibrant communities

Goal: Support access to arts, culture, sustainability, community-building and civic opportunities

  • Direct and continual outreach to underrepresented communities
  • Equitable access to the arts, civic activity and community engagement

Funding priorities
  • Performing arts
  • Museums
  • Cultural programs
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Community-building
  • Civic opportunities


In order to maintain focus and achieve greater impact, and in some cases due to federal law, the Securian Financial Foundation does not make grants in certain areas. View the list of restrictions.

Grant recipients

The Securian Financial Foundation is honored to support a variety of organizations that serve our communities in diverse ways.

View 2022 recipients

Other giving programs

Are you a Securian Financial retiree or board member? Learn about our matching gift and grants programs.

Learn more

Contact us

If you have questions, please contact our Community Relations team at the link below.

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