COUNTRY Financial Gives Back
We’re passionate about helping people become financially secure. In 2015, we helped families achieve economic success through youth mentoring, employment, adult financial education and housing.
Improving credit, savings and creating a budget is the difference between homelessness and owning a home. Using funds received in part from the Count on COUNTRY Grant program, the Spanish Coalition for Housing saw 100 percent of their participants improve credit; 60 percent improve their budget; 65 percent improve savings and 70 percent create a new bank account.
Families and communities
Our employees give back. We spent 8,500 hours volunteering in our communities.
Finding reliable work leads to a steady income, one of the most important paths to financial security. Jerimiah Program, a Count on COUNTRY Grant recipient, provided family goal planning sessions and career mentoring to 60 clients.
Financial security education creates a money-savvy generation. Nearly 85 COUNTRY Financialsponsored essay contests and Kids Read programs took place during Money Smart week in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Oregon and Wisconsin
Financial security education
Financial security education improves the lives of parents and children, helping end poverty in communities across the nation. Count on COUNTRY Grant program recipient Neighbor Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) participants increased their financial knowledge through the LifeLine financial capability program.
Helping people learn financial basics is why we partner with various groups.
Habitat for Humanity
We fund homes and provide volunteers in Illinois, Minnesota and Atlanta.
We contribute seminars and host programs in Illinois, Georgia, Missouri, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
We help families acquire, improve, maintain and retain what is likely their biggest investment – their homes.
Financial Literacy Grant Program
Making a positive difference in the financial security of single parents and their children is our top priority. We fund programs that provide:
- Adult counseling and education, especially in single parent homes
- Mentoring programs centered on youth financial literacy
- Family support services for adults and youth
Supporting Families and Neighborhoods
We help local groups empower their communities to make a positive change.
Our military support includes local chapters of the American Red Cross and the Veterans Foundation of Illinois that benefit the men and women who serve our nation. We have been honored with five-star status and the Seven Seals award from The National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Relay for Life
American Cancer Society® (ACS) Relay for Life® garners support from employees and representatives who volunteer their time. We are a national team partner with more than 70 teams across the nation.
United Way is our national philanthropy and additional support comes from the many employees and representatives who further our commitment to this group by volunteering on United Way committees and boards.
To see if you qualify for a contribution from COUNTRY Financial, please download a contribution request.