Farmers Mutual Hail was founded on the very premise of people helping their neighbors. We are proud to continue that legacy of working together to give back to our community and others in need.
FMH has called the Midwest home from the very beginning, and we constantly strive to strengthen our ties to our local communities through both our business and our charity. As America’s Crop Insurance Company, we feel it is our responsibility to make sure the communities in which we live and work benefit from our success as well.
Whether our employees donate their time to one of the great organizations we support or participate in our company’s generous matching donation policy, Farmers Mutual Hail and its employees are dedicated to giving back at every opportunity.
In 2017 alone, FMH contributed nearly $285,000 to more than 50 different organizations.
Along with the organizations mentioned below, FMH also provides a matching gift program to support the organizations that our employees individually support. In 2017, FMH contributed over $13,000 to a wide variety of organizations to match donations made by our employees, both in the office and in the field.
FFAFFA Scholarships support students pursuing a secondary education in ag-related fields. FMH has been funding FFA scholarships for more than 20 years. With twenty $1,500 scholarships awarded this year, the 2017 total gift amount is $30,000.
Iowa Public Television
Iowa Public TV brings local programming to families across Iowa, including many agriculture documentaries. FMH has provided volunteers for the IPTV Fundraising Festival for 22 years, plus a contribution of $5,000 per year totaling $110,000 to-date.
JDRF is the leading diabetes foundation funding T1D research. FMH has been fundraising for this organization since 1995. FMH and our employees donated $28,400 to JDRF in 2017.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers. FMH has given a corporate donation of $25,000 per year since 2006, and in 2017 FMH donated $40,000. In total, FMH has donated $315,000 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
United Way supports communities through funding initiatives and programs for better education, health, and assistance for those that need it most. FMH and our employees donated $136,000 to United Way in 2017.