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The Giving Network

Through the Erie Insurance Giving Network, we volunteer our time and give annually to organizations that support our three areas of focus—community building, safety and environmental responsibility.

Living the Golden Rule

At ERIE, we believe in investing in our communities and in the lives of others. We give our time, talent and resources in three key areas of focus.

Community building

We support the United Way and projects for urban revitalization and basic human needs. We also help culture and arts initiatives, entrepreneurialism and education.


We support the disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross and other programs that help keep individuals and families safe and out of harm’s way.

Environmental responsibility

We plant community gardens and help programs that use resources, energy and new technologies responsibly.

The Erie Insurance Giving Network

Like you, we believe in strong communities, and back up that belief with the Erie Insurance Giving Network which supports charities and organizations throughout our geographical footprint.


Our employees and agents build homes, feed families and tutor young students. Through the ERIE Service Corps, employees also spend up to a full workday volunteering in the community. Other employee initiatives such as the Matching Gifts program, the H.O. Hirt Scholarship Fund and the F.W. Hirt Employee Emergency Fund help address the financial needs of community organizations, students and others. Insurance agents who are wholeheartedly committed to community service can receive an annual grant to give to their favorite nonprofit organizations.

A Tradition of Giving

Service has been part of our company’s vision from the start. ERIE’s founder H.O. Hirt had a passion for connecting people, ideas and resources to solve problems in the community. For instance in 1945, when H.O. learned about foster parents' plan to help the War Orphans Fund, he encouraged employees to make small monthly donations to the cause. H.O. received many awards and citations in recognition of his contributions and service to the community and the insurance industry. The promise of service to our customers and the community continues to pass from generation to generation at ERIE.




employees serve on the board of a community organization.



ERIE matched 38,535 charitable gifts from our employees.



charities received donations from ERIE and our employees.

Our Funding Request and Application Process


Get answers to questions about the eligibility rules, request procedures and typical decision timeline.

Other Ways We Care

We support communities in many ways, from event sponsorships and program grants to Erie Service Corps and Investing in Our Future.

Contact Us

If you need to get in touch with us, please call Community Outreach at (814) 870-2940 or email [email protected].

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Request Funding

Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations and accredited educational institutions located in the areas served by Erie Insurance are encouraged to submit a funding request annually. Your request should also support one of our areas of focus: Safety, Community Building and Environmental Responsibility. You can submit a funding request under $10,000 for consideration at any time. The deadlines to submit funding requests of $10,000 or more are:

  • September 15, 2023
  • November 3, 2023 (Note: All EITC funding requests for 2023 must be submitted by this date in order to be reviewed)
  • January 26, 2024 (Note: All NAP funding requests for the 2023-2024 NAP cycle must be submitted by this date in order to be reviewed)
  • April 26, 2024 
  • July 19, 2024
  • September 13, 2024

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