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This blog highlights stories of the entrepreneur’s journey. We believe in featuring both the head and the heart of our portfolio companies and other social impactors from around the country.

Institute invests in 12 mission-driven startups

Posted July 27, 2020

Social impact venture capital fund invests $11.1 million in first year Summary The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact has completed its first full year of venture capital…

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“The people who care about us”

Posted May 26, 2020

As we look back on our first full year of operation, we’re remembering a visit to our office earlier this school year. In attendance were the students in the Leadership…

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Kitchen provides foreign students with ingredients to succeed in America

Posted April 30, 2020

At the Emma’s Torch restaurant, aromas of “New American” dishes waft in the kitchen, cooked and served up by literal new Americans. From tamarind barbeque wings to black-eyed pea hummus,…

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DAIS: Work of the Heart

Posted April 27, 2020

In order to understand statistics, many people try to picture scenarios. Maybe something like, “Strolling through the farmer’s market, you will pass dozens of survivors of domestic abuse.” This helps…

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“Retrofit Milwaukee” launched by BlocPower on 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Posted April 21, 2020

BlocPower, an energy technology company with a mission to make city buildings greener, healthier, smarter is partnering with the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact and Common…

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Pia Justesen: Real life stories of disability build understanding, break down barriers

Posted April 13, 2020

It’s been 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, but a powerful collection of oral histories shows the barriers in today’s world that still prevent disabled people…

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Financial health matters: Today and every day

Posted April 6, 2020

April 7, 2020 is #FinHealthMatters Day. American Family Insurance is a proud member of the Financial Health Network. Through my early childhood, I was aware of my family’s financial situation.…

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Sitting with sadness doesn’t mean giving in to the sadness

Posted March 31, 2020

Our colleague Dr. Joy Ippolito is out with a Medium.com blog highlighting the importance of talking about mental health during a time like this. Joy is a Social Impact Investment…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Posted March 26, 2020

We fully understand the daily challenges facing our entire country right now with the COVID-19 virus but did not want to miss an opportunity to celebrate Women's History Month with…

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Emergency help for Wisconsin small businesses

Posted March 20, 2020

The Institute is sponsoring a new gener8tor program to help Wisconsin small businesses get through the COVID-19 outbreak. There will be daily webinars "designed to identify, understand and help small…

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