Every Person, Every Perspective, Every Day
Taking care of our employees is a top priority. Here are some of the ways we provide support:
Farmers Family Fund
Farmers® employees share a long history of giving generously of their time and money to support others — including their co-workers — in their time of need. The Farmers Family Fund enables the Farmers community to respond quickly when employees experience financial hardship. Since its launch in 2012, it has provided more than $2.5 million in grants to support employees.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is the foundation of our organizational culture. We sponsor a broad range of employee groups, including the Women’s Inclusion Network, Farmers Pride, Veterans & Advocates, Farmers Asian Alliance, Somos Farmers, Black Professionals Alliance, Disability Inclusion Group, Farmers Future, FarmersFit and Parent Connect. Visit our Careers and our Diversity and Inclusion pages to learn more.
Giving back, serving others and making a positive impact in communities across the country is at the core of Farmers social responsibility efforts.
We help communities get ready
by sharing best practices and safety information/education materials
We help communities get through
by providing immediate and experienced response, and supporting first responders
We help communities get strong
by helping rebuild more sustainable and resilient communities
Disaster Relief Giving Campaigns
To help make it easy for our employees to contribute to nonprofits working on the ground to save lives, respond and rebuild after natural disasters, we set up giving campaigns and, in some instances, match dollars donated by our employees.
As Farmers works to maintain a high standard of responsible corporate citizenship, we donate our time and resources to nonprofits that help make a difference in our communities. We have strategically aligned ourselves with four national nonprofits: SBP, Team Rubicon, Operation BBQ Relief and National First Responders Fund.
SBP’s mission is to help shrink time between disaster and full recovery by working with communities prior to a disaster and helping disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. Since its founding in 2006, SBP has directly rebuilt homes for more than 1,888 families with the help of more than 180,000 volunteers in cities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon has deployed across the United States and around the world to provide immediate relief to those impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises.
Operation BBQ Relief provides comfort to those in need by connecting, inspiring, serving and educating in communities far and wide. The nonprofit was founded in May 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri, and continues to respond to natural disasters and other situations to help feed displaced residents and emergency personnel.
National First Responders Fund was founded on the idea of becoming a trusted source of resources and assistance dedicated to every first responder with a touch-point to emergency incidents. NFRF is developing programs to address specific needs related to first responders and their families, including post-traumatic stress treatment, cancer prevention, toxic exposure, chemical dependency and critical incident support, outreach and activation.
FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN
The Farmers Insurance Open®, a marquee event on the PGA TOUR, is held in January at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. Since becoming the title sponsor in 2010, Farmers has developed the tournament to center around much more than just golf. The tournament continues to make an impact on the community through its charitable platform, Together on the Tee. The Farmers Insurance Open has generated millions of dollars benefiting local charities, including the six Champions for Youth organizations that support at-risk and underserved youth and low-income military families; Armed Services YMCA, which seeks to enhance the lives of military members and their families; and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation, FirefighterAid and San Diego Police Foundation, nonprofit organizations that provide resources, safety programs and other community programs.
Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA)
The APGA Tour was established in 2010 to bring greater diversity to golf.
- Farmers Insurance has funded APGA Tour events and athletes, including Kamaiu Johnson and Willie Mack III. In a first for the PGA TOUR, Farmers hosted an APGA Tour event at the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open and was proud to host it again in 2021.
- Farmers is increasing its financial support for player access and working to provide professional and career development opportunities for athletes.
- Kamaiu Johnson, 2020 APGA Tour champion, was awarded a sponsor’s exemption to the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open by Farmers and the Century Club of San Diego.
A Focus on First Responders
- The Farmers Insurance Open reflects our disaster relief efforts by honoring first responders, the front-line helpers in emergencies.
- Several hundred first responders have been recognized at the tournament and through special experiences over the last few years.
- Every time a PGA TOUR player makes a birdie on the South Course’s 14th hole, Farmers donates to local first responder organizations.
- The Hometown Hero Award, launched in 2020, shines a light on heroes in their own community.
VOLUNTEERISM & EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
Farmers is passionate about helping make a difference in the communities where we work and live. Over the past six years alone, Farmers has donated more than $28.5 million to support worthwhile causes, and our employees have volunteered to the tune of 252,500 hours of their time.
These are just a few examples of what we’re talking about:
Rebuild Initiative — Farmers employees have picked up hammers and hard hats to assist our nonprofit partner SBP in rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by natural disasters.
Farmers volunteers have partnered with nonprofit SBP to help rebuild homes damaged in hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.
Pro golfer Rickie Fowler has worked alongside Farmers disaster relief efforts for years. Here, he
slings a paint roller with volunteers rebuilding a Houston home damaged by Hurricane Harvey
— and teaches the youngster who lives there a little golf.
- Skills-Based Support for Nonprofits — We tap the skill sets of our employees to support communities in a multitude of ways and help nonprofits build efficiencies internally. These initiatives include marketing support, talent recruitment and leadership development training for nonprofit executives.
- Blood Drives — Our employees support local communities by opting to roll up a sleeve and donate blood through organizations like the American Red Cross.
- Benevity is a place for employees to search for volunteer opportunities near them, log volunteer time and make donations to causes they care about.
- Farmers Community Champions (FCCs) are groups of employees that have stepped up to support community initiatives in their local communities.
- The Community Grant Program offered by Farmers is employee-driven and helps support local nonprofits that align with our corporate giving initiatives. Local nonprofits we have supported include the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, the Search Dog Foundation and more.
- The Volunteer Incentive Program rewards employees who give their time to support their local community. As employees log volunteer hours, they earn an hourly rate, up to $500 per year, that can then be donated back to a charity of their choosing.
- Community Champion — Every year, Farmers recognizes one employee for going above and beyond their job description to help others. The prize is a $10,000 grant to the charity of their choice and a trip to the next year’s Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament as the Farmers Community Ambassador.
Farmers continues to take measures to become a more environmentally focused organization that operates in a way that benefits our people, planet and communities.
Two enterprise-wide operational priorities:
- Eliminate single-use plastic
- Reduce internal paper consumption by 80%
What We’ve Done So Far
- We reduced our internal paper use by over 80% in the last five years.
- We save energy, fuel and paper through paperless billing and a significant reduction in internal print communications.
- In 2019, polystyrene and plastic were removed from our operations wherever biodegradable alternatives were practical.
IMPACT Community Capital
- In the late 1990s, Farmers, along with other prominent insurers, founded IMPACT Community Capital (ICC), an organization striving to more efficiently make socially responsible investments in traditionally underserved communities. These investments seek both a solid financial return and a positive sustainable and societal impact.
- 20,000+ trees planted in 2020 across the country on behalf of all Farmers employees through a collaboration with American Forests.
The Go Green Team was established by our employees as Farmers sustainability champions, reinforcing the enterprise’s commitment to sustainability efforts. Raising awareness around environmental sustainability and encouraging employees to be involved is critical to helping make an impact across our organization and society as a whole.