American Equity is Committed to Making a Difference

American Equity’s core values align with serving and contributing to the communities where we live and work. We are committed to making a difference and take great pride in serving others. Our employees have a long-standing tradition as community difference makers.

In addition to opportunities through company sponsorships and programs, such as Meals from the Heartland, Toys for Tots and United Way, we give our employees paid volunteer time off to give back to the causes that mean the most to them.

We work to strengthen our community through financial support and volunteer time at a wide range of educational, health, social service, cultural, civic and environmental organizations. Our philanthropic efforts are more significant than money and more important than the time we donate. Our contributions help us become mentors, educators and heroes throughout many communities.

To see how some of our employees have used their volunteer time off in the community, click below to hear their stories.*

American Equity supports many charities and organizations through financial sponsorship and volunteerism, including:

Above+Beyond Cancer
American Heart Association®
American Lung Association®
American Red Cross
Blank Children’s Hospital
Blank Park Zoo
Blue Lips Foundation
Boy Scouts of America®
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
Children & Families of Iowa
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Des Moines Metro Opera
Des Moines Symphony
Drake University
Employee and Family Resource
Food Bank of Iowa
Girl Scouts of U.S.A.
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Greater Des Moines Botanical Center

Habitat for Humanity®
Hawthorn Hill
Iowa College Foundation
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers
Iowa Women’s Leadership Council
Junior Achievement®of Central Iowa
Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa®
Make-A-Wish®Foundation of America
Meals from the Heartland
National Alliance on Mental Illness
On With Life Foundation
Orchard Place
Ronald McDonald House Charities®
The Principal Charity Classic®
Toys for Tots
United Way of Central Iowa
Variety The Children’s Charity®
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Young Women's Resource Center
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter


*The testimonials, statements and opinions presented in the Difference Maker website are applicable to the individuals depicted and do not represent the views or opinions of American Equity.