Supporting The Community

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We feel fortunate that the work we do every single day builds stronger and better communities.

The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need through financial support and volunteerism in collaboration with community partners. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, we have given more than $300 million to communities where our employees, financial representatives and advisors live and work.

Together with our partners we’re accelerating the search for cures for childhood cancer, improving education, impacting neighborhoods and enhancing our hometown by ensuring it is a great destination.

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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representatives support causes in their communities across the country.

Building Hope

Fighting Childhood Cancer

We bring hope to thousands of children and families through our national philanthropic program to fight childhood cancer. With the help of our employees, financial representatives and advisors, Northwestern Mutual has contributed more than $14 million to fund more than 160,000 hours of research and provide crucial support to families whose children are fighting cancer.

Fighting childhood cancer – Northwestern Mutual employees support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

We see a future in which children and families can move beyond the fears of cancer and find happiness…because all kids deserve a chance to just be kids.

Building Stronger Communities

Doing Good for a Brighter Future

In virtually every community we serve, you’ll find our financial representatives and advisors volunteering their time and talent to vital services and organizations. Since 1995, we’ve recognized nearly 400 of our financial professionals as Community Service Award winners and donated nearly $5 million to nonprofits on their behalf.

Northwestern Mutual employees give their time and talent to their hometown community.

Our employees are a force for good, donating their time and talent – as well as their financial support to charities and causes that matter to them and our community. In 2016, more than 1,500 home office employees volunteered more than 37,000 hours in southeastern Wisconsin. Northwestern Mutual is among the largest corporate donors to the United Way of Milwaukee & Waukesha County and the United Performing Arts Fund.

Learn how we are making an impact in our hometown to build a brighter future.
Quality education and safe neighborhoods contribute to the success of communities.


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