Grant making

Awarding grant dollars to nonprofits is one way we strengthen our communities and help individuals on a path to financial independence. To ensure we're meeting the needs of our communities and making an even greater collective impact, we focus on three key giving areas when awarding grants.

Meeting Basic Needs

Helping people find their next meal, a place to sleep or a job that provides a livable wage.

Supporting Community Vitality

Revitalizing housing and neighborhoods and enhancing cultural awareness.

Volunteer-Driven Causes

Extending the impact of Ameriprise volunteer teams.


Apply for a grant

Typically, nonprofits may submit applications anytime, which are reviewed twice each year; Jan.15 and May 15. However, in 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Ameriprise proactively awarded general operating grants to organizations with which we have an ongoing relationship, so they would receive resources earlier. In addition, Ameriprise has made donations to special COVID-19 funds established by Feeding America and The Global FoodBanking Network. Consequently, we will not be considering unsolicited proposals in 2020. Our next grant application deadline will be January 15, 2021.

Grant application deadlines


Local nonprofit partners

Northwest Harvest, Seattle, WA

Northwest Harvest helps hungry people across the state of Washington access nutritious food through a network of 375 food banks, meals programs and high-need schools. Approximately 2 million meals are provided through the network every month. 

Fresh Start Women's Foundation, Phoenix, AZ

Fresh Start Women's Foundation provides educational resources and support for women to improve self-confidence, life skills and career opportunities.

Community grants

In 2019 Ameriprise awarded 247 grants, including national grants to Feeding America and the American Red Cross, as well as local grants in 32 states and Washington, D.C.

Select a state to see organizations we've funded: