Art EMC, a project initiated by the EMC Art Committee in 2005, directly supports the visual arts and involves EMC employees in the art selection process. Iowa artists submit artwork for consideration of inclusion in our virtual art gallery and purchase as part of EMC's permanent art collection. EMC employees take part in the selection process by voting through an online preference poll. Learn more.
Organizations We Support
EMC Insurance Companies places an emphasis on enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve. The company and its employees throughout the country are actively involved in United Way by donating both time and money. EMC Insurance Foundation supports numerous organizations in central Iowa, where the corporate headquarters and Des Moines branch office are located:
American Red Cross
Blank Park Zoo
Boy Scouts of America
Central Iowa Shelter & Services
Children & Families of Iowa
Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
Des Moines Playhouse
Des Moines Symphony
DMARC Food Pantry
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Independent Insurance Agents
Iowa College Foundation
James B. Morris Scholarship Fund
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Living History Farms
Morris Scholarship Fund
Oakridge Neighborhood Services
Olivet College Scholarships
Polk County Housing Trust Fund
Read with Me (Iowa)/Reading Caravan (Kansas)
Science Center of Iowa
Sherman Hill Association
Summer Music Association
Variety Club/ Camp Hertko Hollow
Youth Emergency Shelter & Services
EMC’s other branch and service offices also donate time, money and supplies to numerous organizations in their local communities.
EMC Insurance Foundation
The EMC Insurance Foundation was established to review philanthropic requests and to continue our ongoing efforts to improve the communities in which we live and work. The Foundation is a strong supporter of insurance education.
Insurance Education Support
EMC Insurance Companies has made a commitment to the insurance industry by sponsoring the Kelley Insurance Center at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The Kelley Insurance Center provides assistance to college students by helping them obtain a degree in insurance and is dedicated to the development of careers in the insurance industry.
100 Ways of Giving
In celebration of our 100-year anniversary in 2011, EMC Insurance Companies distributed $200,000 to nonprofit organizations through our 100 Ways of Giving program.
The EMC Insurance Foundation awarded $1,000 grants to 91 nonprofit organizations selected by top EMC insurance agencies. Those nonprofit organizations then competed through a 100-day online public voting campaign on www.CountonEMC.com for one of four additional $25,000 grants. The foundation awarded the additional grants based on the public votes and a review of categories for each organization, including overall community impact, organizational support and the population served. The remaining $9,000 was divided between the six other organizations that received the most votes out of the nearly 1 million votes that were cast.