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IICF Week of Giving: Insurance Industry Charity Meets the Pandemic Challenge

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In honor of the IICF Week of Giving, October 9 – 16, 2021, the IICF and Insider Engage will spotlight a project each day to highlight the volunteer and giving work of our insurance industry colleagues.

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) has risen to the challenges that the pandemic has created. IICF raised more than $1.3 million through the COVID-19 Crisis: IICF Children’s Relief Fund, helping to deliver over 2.5 million meals to vulnerable children and their families last year. With 13 million US children facing food insecurity this year, according to Feeding America, IICF and our insurance industry supporters are helping in the fight against childhood hunger through our 2021 IICF Children’s Relief Fund, which awards grants to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of hungry children.

Our insurance industry supporters are also taking part in new virtual volunteer initiatives. Their generous backing of IICF’s socially distanced ‘Fill the Truck’ food drives, online wish list shopping for shelters, ‘Share Your Thanks’ card writing campaigns, and book drives are supporting our nonprofit partners, who are serving growing numbers of children at risk, military families, those struggling with mental illness, domestic violence, homelessness, among others. IICF’s support has resulted in community grant awards totaling $42 million since our founding in 1994, along with well over 300,000 hours of volunteer service.

Since 1998, IICF has hosted the Week of Giving, the insurance industry’s largest ongoing volunteer initiative.

Since 1998, IICF has hosted the Week of Giving, the insurance industry’s largest ongoing volunteer initiative, involving thousands of insurance professionals serving nonprofit partners and the communities in which we live and work. IICF Week of Giving, held this year October 9–16, has evolved into an annual celebration of industrywide volunteerism in the US and UK throughout the year. We are again offering an array of virtual projects and by following all local health and safety guidelines, select in-person volunteer opportunities as well. To join the effort, visit and search volunteer opportunities.

This week, you’ll have the opportunity to read about the impact of IICF’s support from five of our nonprofit partners, and how together we’re able to help improve people’s lives in communities throughout the US and UK.

Our approach to philanthropy is unique. By working together as an industry through IICF, the insurance community can make a much greater and lasting impact throughout the year. For those interested in joining with your insurance colleagues and to be a part of something greater, please visit