Based in Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Nationwide) is a group of US insurance, retirement, and investing services companies, originally known as Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. The company’s products include car, motorcycle, homeowner, pet, farm, life, and commercial insurance, in addition to annuities, mutual funds, retirement plans, and specialty health services. Nationwide is a Fortune 100 company—among the largest in the US. The company has also been listed as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, in 2020 and the prior six consecutive years, based on diversity, inclusivity, company values, employee satisfaction, and other people-oriented criteria.
The company founded Nationwide Foundation in 1959, as part of its commitment to the communities it serves. The foundation has donated over $498 million to nonprofit organizations including Feeding America, United Way, American Red Cross, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio—one of the largest children’s hospitals and pediatric research institutes in the US. In 2006, the foundation pledged $50 million to the hospital, in addition to another $60 million in grants to support the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund, to advance clinical efforts in children’s heart health, seizure disorders, behavioral health disorders, and injury prevention. In 2018, the foundation donated $3 million to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, which honors and celebrates the sacrifices of US veterans.
Nationwide also partners with HSF to advance higher education for Hispanic students. It has contributed funding to HSF’s Scholar Support Services, and has supported HSF’s annual Finance Conference, which helps provide HSF Scholars interested in the field, with specialized information from industry insiders, as well as diverse career opportunities in the sector. In 2019, the company was a Platino co-sponsor of the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, which honors distinguished Latinos whose personal journeys to success exemplify the goals and values of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and are a Platino sponsor of the 2020 event, to be held virtually, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.