Community Relations

Symetra in the Community

"At Symetra, giving back to the community is a deeply shared commitment that is at the center of who we are as a business and as engaged citizens."

Margaret Meister
President and CEO

Giving priorities

We focus our support on three areas:

Access to quality education

We support educational initiatives that help create opportunities for greater learning.

Health and wellness

We promote disease prevention and health awareness by supporting cancer walks and other fundraising events.

Graceful aging

We support organizations that promote the well-being of older adults.


How we give back

We strive to create positive change in our communities through giving and volunteerism.

Symetra Heroes in the Classroom®

Symetra partners with the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears to honor educational excellence among K–12 teachers. Our funding helps teachers purchase classroom supplies and supports innovative programming.

Symetra Week of Service

Symetra connects employees with volunteer opportunities for one much-anticipated week each summer. In 10 years, employees have contributed more than 12,000 hours during Symetra Week of Service.
See why it means so much to them.

I CARE Employee Giving Campaign

This program reflects the deeply personal nature of giving. Every spring, employees have the opportunity to share their reasons for giving and make charitable contributions to the causes they care most about through payroll deduction or matching gifts.

Symetra Service Squad

This force of employee volunteers is always ready to give back to the community. Members meet monthly to share ideas, hear from local nonprofits, and lead volunteer and fundraising events.


During this employee-led program, we work with community organizations to help brighten the holidays by providing gifts, food and gift cards to children, familes and seniors in need.

CEO Service Award

This annual award recognizes outstanding volunteer service by an individual employee. We honor the recipient by making a donation to their favorite nonprofit.

Symetra Matching Time and Matching Gifts

Symetra matches employee financial donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 per year, and volunteer time up to $500 per year.

Giving guidelines

We make grants that align with our giving priorities to organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. We do not make grants in support of capital campaigns for nonprofit organizations.

In keeping with Symetra’s giving guidelines, the following are not eligible for corporate grants:individuals; university-level athletic or alumni associations, memberships or funds; seminaries or Bible colleges focused primarily on religious studies; fraternal, social, labor, trade or political organizations; organizations with addresses outside the United States.

At this time, we are not accepting unsolicited grant requests. For more information, please email us.

Next steps

For more information, please contact us.