The Allstate Foundation reaches nearly 100,000 survivors of domestic violence and educates one million teens on safe driving in 2012

Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:59am EDT

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More than $800,000 donated to create safer, stronger California communities
SACRAMENTO, Calif.,  March 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- From ending domestic
violence and supporting teen safe driving to helping Americans prepare for
catastrophe, The Allstate Foundation is addressing society's pressing issues
with more than  $19 million  donated in 2012 directly supporting the work of
local and national nonprofits to build safe, diverse and financially strong
communities. In  California, The Allstate Foundation provided  $890,000  last
year while partnering with Safety Center, Inc., the California Partnership to
End Domestic Violence, California Friday Night Live Partnership and other
not-for-profit organizations.

"We know the power that financial resources can bring in tackling the challenges
that our communities face, and recognize that our ultimate strength lies in the
people who champion and affect solutions," said  Phil Telgenhoff, Field Vice
President of Allstate in  California. "From organizations specifically created
to assist their communities to Allstate employees and agency owners who
volunteer their time or donate funds, together we all can inspire change and
improve lives."

The Allstate Foundation continues to focus on saving teen lives on the road and
helping survivors of domestic violence move from safety to security through
financial empowerment. The Allstate Foundation has set a goal of reaching
500,000 survivors with financial empowerment services and a 50 percent reduction
in teen traffic fatalities by 2015.  

Of the  $890,000  the Foundation gave in  California  in 2012,

* Nearly 40 percent went to creating awareness about the dangers of risky
driving and instilling a lifetime of safe driving behaviors among thousands of 
California  teens.  
* Approximately 30 percent helped victims of domestic violence get free and stay
free from abuse by achieving financial independence.  
* About 30 percent funded multiple programs that revitalize neighborhoods, build
strong communities, assist with disaster preparedness and response, teach
tolerance to youth or alleviate discrimination.

During the Foundation's 60-year history it has invested more than  $300 million 
in communities across the country to address key social issues.  

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable
organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:
ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The
Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of
Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's
well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building
financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation
also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity;
and economic empowerment. For more information, visit

SOURCE  The Allstate Foundation-California

Jim Klapthor, Allstate Corporate Relations, +1-909-612-6644,, Follow @AllstateinCA

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