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Shelter Insurance Foundation Grant

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Shelter Insurance Foundation


    The Shelter Insurance Foundation supports hospitals, parks, and organizations involved with education, breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease, child welfare, human services, and Christianity, and awards grants and scholarships to individuals.

    • Agent Scholarship Program
      • The foundation annually awards $1,500 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in communities where there is a Shelter Mutual Insurance Company agent who participates in the program. The award is selected based on scholastic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, citizenship and moral character, and educational goals.
    • F.V. Heinkel Award
      • The foundation awards $2,000 grants to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in any area of science, medical research, health, education, history, athletics, or any other field designated by the foundation's board of directors. The award is named in honor of Shelter Insurance Companies' founder and first chairman.
    • Grants to Individuals Program
      • Scholarships to high school seniors and to students who are children of employees or agents of Shelter Insurance. Grants also to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in selected fields and to a graduate of the Missouri School for the Deaf.
    • William H. Lang Vocational Excellence Award
      • The foundation annually honors an outstanding vocational-education graduate of Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD). The award is presented at commencement ceremonies and includes a $500 savings bond.

    The Shelter Insurance Foundation will provide support for organizations within the following fields of interest:

    • Basic and emergency aid
    • Diseases and conditions
    • Economic development
    • Education
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Family services
    • Graduate and professional education
    • Higher education
    • Human services
    • Mental health care
    • Safety education
    • Shelter and residential care
    • University education
    • Youth development

    Projects serving the following populations are of special interest: 

    Children and youth

    • Academics
    • Children and youth
    • Students

    History of Funding

    Over the last 5 years the foundation awarded 344 grants to 149 organizations totaling $443,093

    Additional Information

    The Foundation was established in 1981 in Missouri. The foundation does not maintain a website. Please contact the foundation to verify eligibility prior to submission of a full application. Funds may be used for the following purposes: 

    • General support
    • Program support
    • Scholarships
    • Student aid


    Shelter Insurance Foundation Staff

    Shelter Insurance Foundation Staff
    1817 W. Broadway
    Columbia, MO 65218-0001

  • Eligibility Details

    Gives to nonprofits in Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nevada

    Deadline Details

    No deadlines are given. Applicants should submit the following:

    • Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested

    Award Details

    Varies by program.

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