Our ability to grow is accelerated through our collaborative relationships with first-class organizations. These essential partnerships span a wide range of involvement, from the generosity of foundations to corporate underwriting, including California joint powers authorities, nationwide risk management organizations and risk pool insurers.
We're grateful for all of our contributors, large and small, and are committed to attracting investment from additional sources (see also "Get Involved" and "Partnering with Us"). The following organizations are representative of our partners, whose contributions have had a major impact in helping us serve many schools and communities.
The Adobe Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) organization funded by Adobe Systems, Inc. to leverage human, technological and financial resources to drive social change and improve the communities in which they live and work. The Foundation funds and oversees Adobe Youth Voices, their global, signature education program, and a community grants program designed to create strategic, high-impact partnerships with nonprofit organizations within the areas of arts, creativity and youth services.
Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs is a community of schools serving schools' insurance risk management needs. ASCIP exists to serve its members and to protect and conserve educational resources for the benefit of its students in public schools and colleges.
America's Promise Alliance works with more than 400 national organizations and their local affiliates to raise awareness, encourage action and engage in advocacy to provide children with key support. Under the leadership of Founding Chairman General Colin Powell and current Chair Alma Powell, APA has become the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of young people.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company is an international sales and marketing company that plans and administers cost-effective, differentiated property/casualty and human resource risk management programs as brokers, consultants and third-party administrators. With offices throughout the United States and internationally, Gallagher is one of the world’s largest insurance broker/consultants and risk management services providers.
The CharterSafe program was created as a direct response to charter schools' needs of finding insurance options that provided the right coverage at the right price. The program was co-founded by Ted Fujimoto, Vice President of School Services & Products at the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), with the help of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. CharterSafe offers an all in-one inclusive package including Workers' Compensation, Liability, School Board, Property and Risk Management Services. Today, over 160 charter schools are insured by the program.
Genesis is an international alternative risk insurance provider, offering innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of its public entity, commercial and captive customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of General Reinsurance Corporation, Genesis offers underwriting expertise, superior claim handling, consistent performance, collective experience and a collaborative approach that enable them to provide stability and consistency to their clients.
GEM Realty Capital is a real estate investment company that utilizes its extensive expertise to invest in private-market real estate assets and publicly traded real estate securities.
The Giants Community Fund collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon (over 20,000 boys and girls, ages 5 to 18 in more than 85 communities) and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of Education, Health and Violence Prevention. Since its inception in 1991, the Fund has donated over $14 million to community efforts.
Joe Lueken and his brother started Lueken’s Village Foods in 1966 in the rural community of Bemidji, MN (pop. 13,000). After many years of profitability and growth, Joe and his wife Jan, created the Joseph and Janice Lueken Family Foundation as a way to give back to the community that had been so good to them. In 2013, Lueken's Village Foods, with two supermarkets in Bemidji and another in Wahpeton, N.D., began transferring ownership to its approximately 400 employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). Lueken and his family believed that selling to workers would be better for them, the business and their beloved town. Asked by ABC News what prompted him to give away his business, Lueken said it just struck him as the right thing to do.
Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, KP currently serves 8.8 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. The company is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. In 2011, Kaiser Permanente awarded nearly $20 million in grant funding to more than 500 community organizations.
The Middle Cities Risk Management Trust was formed in 1987 by twenty Michigan school districts that created a group self-insurance property / casualty pool. The Trust's mission is: Better Education through Risk Management, and its primary goal is to provide members with the best property / casualty coverage at the lowest cost. Today, the Trust has grown to 36 members including 29 public school districts, two community colleges, four public libraries and one charter school. The Trust has returned over $22.7 million in surplus to its members since its inception.
North Bay Schools Insurance Authority is a California Joint Powers Authority that provides a self-funded risk sharing pool. Contributions to fund claims and services comes from the members' general funds. The combined efforts of NBSIA and member school districts from Davis to Benicia and throughout the Napa Valley to manage their risks make NBSIA a very cost effective and reliable alternative to commercial insurance.
The San Diego County Office of Education provides a variety of services for 42 school districts, ranging from district and school improvement to budget approval and monitoring. The Risk Management Department is a partner with San Diego County and Imperial County school districts through two Joint Powers Authorities (JPA): the Risk Management JPA and the Fringe Benefits Consortium. The Department's mission is to provide risk management programs so that each member district's assets are protected against loss. When losses are prevented and reduced, districts have more money and resources for the classroom.
For more than 60 years, the San Francisco Foundation has been an incubator for community investment, original ideas and passionate leadership. SFF is a network of philanthropists and civic leaders bringing resources together to support and build on the strengths of community to make the Bay Area the best place it can be.
The Schools Excess Liability Fund serves more than half the public school districts in California and represents approximately 4.3 million students. SELF members include many K-12 districts, community college districts, charter schools, county offices of education and regional occupational programs.
Schools Insurance Authority is also a Joint Powers Authority dedicated to meeting the risk management and risk financing needs of its membership. SIA maintains stable and reasonable insurance costs through smart risk pooling techniques, effective prevention services, joint purchasing services and by helping to maintain safe and strong school environments for students and employees.
Southern California Schools Risk Management is among the state's oldest joint powers authorities serving public schools by managing risk exposures. On behalf of their members, SCSRM maintains rates for school districts and community colleges, reinvests in managed risk exposure reduction, helps manage cash flow and develops strategies with their insurance partners.
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is made up of thirty diverse high school and university students from across the United Sates and Canada. Each year, State Farm pledges $5 million to this philanthropic initiative. Since it's inception in 2006, the Board has funded hundreds of youth-led, service-learning projects affecting an estimated 13.9 million people.