Corporate giving guidelines

Learn more about our application process for corporate donations

Colonial Life periodically grants charitable funding to nonprofit organizations that support the communities in which we serve.

Applying for charitable funding

Requests are considered throughout the year and are reviewed by our local corporate social responsibility representatives. One request will be considered from an organization during a 12-month period. Funding requests should be submitted no less than four to six months from the activation date of the grant.

Priority consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations serving clients within Richland and Lexington counties of South Carolina.

Those not eligible for awards include:

  • Organizations that have a written policy of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military or protected veteran status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression
  • Nonprofits serving clients outside of South Carolina
  • Political organizations and political candidates
  • Religious or anti-religious organizations and institutions
  • Individuals
  • Athletic events or teams
  • School groups or clubs
  • Organizations whose primary missions are animal welfare
  • Organizations whose primary work is advocacy and not direct services
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to raise money or fund programs that are not direct services of the requesting organization

To be considered for charitable funding, please submit one of the following applications:

Social justice fund requests

The Colonial Life Social Justice Fund will help create stronger, more equitable communities by supporting organizations working to end racism, discrimination and bias.

We are currently funding organizations committed to racial justice.

We seek to support

  • Organizations with diverse, democratic leadership structures
  • Organizations working to address the root causes of racism, discrimination and bias
  • Organizations working toward social, racial or economic change in disadvantaged communities
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Civic engagement
  • Youth engagement

We will not fund

  • Direct services to individuals or families
  • Individuals or scholarship programs
  • Capital or endowment campaigns
  • State agencies or government programs
  • Businesses or business associations
  • Religious organizations and activities
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to raise money or fund programs that are not direct services of the requesting organization

Applying for funding:

  • Applications will be reviewed on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Organizations are eligible to apply once per 12-month funding cycle.
  • Grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000.

For any questions about an application, please contact Alana Stroker.