Kemper in the Community

At Kemper, our job is to deliver on the promises we make. That’s true not only for our customers, but also for our communities.

Through The Kemper Foundation, we provide donations of time and resources to serve, support and strengthen our communities so we can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Our three areas of focus are education, health and community development.

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Education

We inspire and empower people of all ages to achieve their full potential and help develop the next generation of leaders.

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Health

We accelerate research, address patient and caregiver needs, and advance medical and disease education in partnership with leading organizations.

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Community Development

We support organizations improving access to food and housing and advancing civil rights and advocacy for underserved Americans.

Kemper Cares

Kemper Cares is our employee volunteer program that enables our Kemper team members to engage with our partner organizations locally and support our efforts through volunteerism, donations and matching gifts. Some of our national nonprofit partner organizations aligned with our three pillars include the American Cancer SocietyAmerican Heart Association and JDRF.

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Kemper Scholars Program

 The Kemper Foundation strives to empower young people to achieve their full potential

Since 1948, the Kemper Scholars Program has been preparing college students for leadership and service in the business world. The program has awarded over 2,000 scholarships to help students develop into strong leaders with rewarding careers. Today, the Kemper Scholars Program has evolved to provide need-based scholarships, mentoring, and career navigation resources to assist high potential, diverse college students with a strong interest in insurance and financial services careers.

In 2022, The Kemper Foundation announced it was committing $4.5 million to the next generation of its Kemper Scholars Program. The program will award 650 scholarships over the next five years to high-achieving, diverse college students at 10 universities, including six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The program also provides financial grants to professors pursuing academic initiatives and to on-campus diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) programs. In addition, The Kemper Foundation will partner with Kemper Corporation to offer over 325 internships to partner schools over the next five years.

Call to Action: Kemper's COVID-19 Response

Quote from Joe Lacher, CEO and Chairman.

In response to the pandemic, Kemper has provided relief to communities with critical needs.

In 2020, we prioritized $1 million in donations to organizations addressing food insecurity, supporting front-line medical personnel, and assisting those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Our partner organizations – Direct Relief, Feeding America, the National Urban League, and UnidosUS – are doing extraordinary things to help our communities deal with this crisis, and we are proud to support them.

To learn more about Kemper and our community support, please visit our online newsroom. For more information about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) at Kemper, visit our ESG Report.

For any questions about philanthropy contact KemperPhilanthropy@kemper.com.