"Be well" applies to our communities, too

We're committed to helping improve the wellness of our communities.

Transamerica believes our responsibilities extend beyond our corporate walls. That's why we created the Aegon Transamerica Foundation in 1994. Through a combination of financial grants and the volunteer commitment of our employees, this foundation supports nonprofit organizations focused on the education, health, and well-being of the communities where we live and work.

Categories of support

Our foundation grant dollars support nonprofit organizations in the following categories.

Arts & Culture

Programs that foster creativity in the areas of music and performing arts; greater accessibility to the arts for youth and the underserved; support for venues that promote artistic expression.

Civic & Community

Programs that encourage community development and support civic engagement and leadership; initiatives that promote greater quality of life within the communities in which Transamerica employees live and work.

Education & Financial Literacy

Programs that provide and promote education and personal development opportunities, especially in the areas of financial literacy.

Health & Wellness

Programs committed to improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities by promoting health awareness and education; healthy nutrition; medical services and disease prevention.

Human Services

Programs that provide or promote access to essential human needs and services (i.e., access to housing, food, clothing, and job skills training).

United Way

Along with leading an annual campaign, employees' contributions are matched by at least 50%.

In addition to the areas above, a special fund may be established for employee donations, often matched dollar-for-dollar, and provided to an organization assisting in disaster relief efforts.

In 2020, the Aegon Transamerica Foundation donated $8,026,000.
-Aegon Transamerica Foundation 2020 Report

Apply for a grant

Grant requests are considered if they relate to the Aegon Transamerica Foundation’s key focus areas and mission, and the organization is tied geographically to one of our key locations. Please refer to the Categories of Support listed above for information regarding our key focus areas.

Grant applications are accepted throughout the calendar year. Our year-end deadline is November 1 of each year. Applications received after this date, will be considered during the following calendar year.

If your charitable organization or focus is geographically tied to one of Transamerica’s main locations as shown below, please submit your request or any questions to our general email box:

11315 Johns Creek Pkwy.
Duluth, GA 30096-9043

100 Light Street, B-3350
Baltimore, MD 21202

4333 Edgewood Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52499-0010
1801 California Street, Suite 5200
Denver, CO 80202
440 Mamaronick Ave., 
Harrison NY 10528

24 Superior Drive, 

Natick, MA  01760


6600 Chase Oaks Blvd, Suite 140
Plano, TX 75023 

408 St. Peter Street

Saint Paul, MN 55102


570 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Applications for foundation grants are reviewed upon receipt by local committee representatives. The timing of a response will vary by location.

Habitat for Humanity

We're building more than just healthy habits. Over the years, Transamerica employees nationwide have volunteered their time, energy, and spirit to help families build houses with Habitat for Humanity. In 2016-2017, Transamerica sponsored the first ever full house build in Denver from start to finish, making the home a little more affordable for the family of Francis and Schola.
Habitat volunteers work on building a house

Junior Achievement

We make learning about good spending and saving habits fun. Transamerica is proud to be the title sponsor of Junior Achivement's JA Finance Park to promote financial literacy. Students become an adult for a day and immerse themselves in a reality-based decision-making process that involves budgeting, investments, philanthropy, banking, and more. Transamerica employee and JA board member Brian Florey says, “My experience with Junior Achievement has given me a genuine sense of optimism with regard to the next generation’s ability to grow and expand our economy, as well as enrich our workforce.”

Children running holding hands

Grant Request limitations

While we wish we were able to support every request we receive, individuals and the following types of organizations or programs are not eligible to receive grants from the foundation for various reasons.

  • Athletes or athletic organizations
  • Conferences, seminars, or trips
  • Courtesy or goodwill advertising
  • Fellowships
  • Fraternal organizations
  • K-12 school fundraisers or events
  • Political parties, campaigns, or candidates
  • Religious or denominational organizations, except for specific programs broadly promoted and available to anyone and free from religious orientation
  • Social organizations

Questions? Contact the foundation


United Way

Giving until it helps: Transamerica has an annual campaign where employees’ total contributions are matched at least 50% by the company. In 2017, we also partnered with the United Way for our disaster relief initiatives in Houston, St. Petersburg, and Puerto Rico. Many of our advisory committees also support various UW programs and services. Total giving to this organization last year was approximately $750,000.

Transamerica team making sack lunches


Starting last to help others finish first: The Go-Giver is Transamerica’s signature program combining the challenge of running a half marathon with the pride of supporting a great charity. The Transamerica Go-Givers start the race dead last. For every racer they pass, Transamerica donates $1 to a strategic nonprofit partner such as the American Heart Association.

Transamerica team holding go-givers check