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Jan Epstein

Foundation program:

The Allstate Foundation
100 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:

NOTE: See Program Purpose
The Allstate Foundation will soon be launching new, long-term national signature programs to address two significant social issues, namely domestic violence and teenage driving.

While the Foundation will continue its more traditional grantmaking efforts, the signature approach is new for the Foundation. In addition to directly benefiting individual groups and organizations, the goal of signature programming is to demonstrate a level of commitment that inextricably links The Allstate Foundation to teen safe driving and domestic violence in the minds of the public. The domestic violence program will create a holistic network of programs and services to empower victims of domestic violence and ensure their safety and stability.

The Allstate Foundation: Domestic Violence Program
Nearly 25 percent of American women report being raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabitating partner or date at some point in their lifetime. (Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The National Institute of Justice. Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence, July 2000.)
Thirty percent of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year. (Source: Lieberman Research Inc., Tracking Survey conducted for The Advertising Council and The Family Violence Prevention Fund, July ? October 1996.)
As startling as these numbers sound, they represent only a fraction of the population affected by domestic violence. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, only half the incidents of intimate violence against women are reported to police.
Intimate partner violence is primarily a crime against women. In 2001, women represented 85 percent of victims and men represented 15 percent. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003.)
Domestic violence is about power, abuse, control and intimidation. It is a pattern of behavior that stems from aggression, anger and entitlement, and it is a crime.

How The Allstate Foundation is leading and helping to create solutions:

To address this problem and serve as a catalyst for social change, The Allstate Foundation--in partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)--is designing a long-term program to support a holistic network of services to energize, empower and equip domestic violence victims and advocates. These services will enable survivors to transition to stable, productive lives, free from violence. The Domestic Violence Program will address a variety of issues including economic self-sufficiency training for advocates and victims, funding in the form of grants to assist service providers and public awareness.

The role of Allstate Insurance Company in the Foundation's Domestic Violence program:

Allstate is donating its expertise, talents and resources to this initiative. Officers, employees and agencies will be engaged in the development and ongoing support of the program. In the future, a robust national volunteer program will be implemented to enhance this effort.

The Allstate Foundation Domestic Violence Program is scheduled to launch in September 2005.

The Allstate Foundation: Teen Driving Program

The Allstate Foundation is launching a program to mobilize teens and their friends to effect real change in teens' attitudes, and ultimately their behaviors, toward safe driving. The program is teen-driven and teen-informed, and will meet teens on their terms, in their language, in places where they spend their time.

Disturbing Statistics Create a Compelling Case:

Teen driving statistics have remained remarkably consistent during the past decade, and unfortunately, they are not good:
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for American teenagers.
Approximately 6,000 teens die every year and another 300,000+ are injured.
There will be 23 percent more teenage drivers on the road by 2010.
Teens account for 20 percent of the reported accidents in America.
The estimated economic cost of crashes (those reported to police) is $40.8 billion.

Success of the program will hinge on changing teen attitudes and behavior rather than relying primarily on prescriptive, instructional and regulatory strategies such as driver education, graduated licensing laws, or simulator and tracking technology. Getting teens to buy into "safe driving" on their own seems to be the missing piece of existing initiatives and makes this an unprecedented approach.

The Allstate Foundation Teen Driving Program launches in May 2006.

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Economic empowerment
Tolerance, inclusion and diversity

 Major Objectives

Founded in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent corporation funded by contributions from The Allstate Corporation. The Foundation invests millions of dollars annually in U.S. programs aligned with three focus areas.

Safe and Vital Communities
The Allstate Foundation is dedicated to fostering safe and vital communities where people live, work and raise families. These communities are economically strong, crime-free and residents feel a sense of belonging and commitment. Programs should address:
Catastrophe response
Youth anti-violence
Neighborhood revitalization
Teen safe driving (Signature Program - new for 2006)

Economic Empowerment
The Allstate Foundation believes a thriving, viable community is one where residents have access to economic resources and knowledge to make informed decisions about their financial future. Programs should address:
Financial and economic literacy
Insurance education
Empowerment for victims of domestic violence (Signature Program - new for 2005)

Tolerance, Inclusion and Diversity
The Allstate Foundation believes that a strong community is one that recognizes and values people of varied backgrounds, including ethnicity, gender, physical challenges, age and lifestyle. Programs should address:
Teaching tolerance to youth
Ending hate crimes
Alleviating discrimination

Answering Local Needs: An additional $1 million is earmarked each year for local nonprofits through Agency Hands in the Community grants. The $500 Agency Hands in the Community award was created to honor the local community volunteer efforts of Allstate exclusive agents and personal financial specialists. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations where Allstate agents volunteer to improve the quality of life in communities across America. In 2004 a total of 1,807 Agency Hands in the Community grants were awarded to recognize the volunteerism of Allstate agents.