We believe in
giving back

Since FCCI’s founding in 1959, we’ve been giving back to the community. As our business has grown, so have our efforts to support the regions where we do business. 

FCCI teammates donate time and raise money for many causes, such as local food drives and food banks, gifts for children and seniors during the holiday season,  blood drives, beautification projects and more. FCCI teammates also receive paid time off to participate in community involvement and volunteer at the charitable organization of their choice.

The FCCI Charitable Foundation

The FCCI Charitable Foundation was established in the spring of 2019. It confirms our long-term commitment to charitable giving – FCCI’s eighth pillar. Our company and teammates support countless organizations tackling a wide range of needs.

The single purpose of the FCCI Charitable Foundation is to maximize the impact of each donated dollar. This Foundation was formed in partnership with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. With this Foundation, we are well-positioned to support organizations located not only in Florida, but also in our regions and in all other states where we conduct business. Extending our charitable reach is important to our teammates, agency partners and the policyholders we insure.


We put the Fun in Fundraising

In 2022, proceeds from FCCI fundraising and teammate donations totaled over $100,000 to support food banks throughout our regions and Florida's Hurricane Ian relief. FCCI's Fall Fest is an annual tradition for our hardworking teammates to have fun while raising money for the FCCI Charitable Foundation. Each fall teammates volunteer to organize and hold events and games for charity. Dodgeball, cornhole, bingo, and cardio day are among the month-long activities. The highlight of Fall Fest is the officer skits and costume parade. The annual Joe Keene Classic Golf Tournament is another major fundraising event that brings together teammates, agents and vendor partners for a fun-filled day of golf for a worthy cause.


FCCI vendor partners, board members, teammates and others gather annually for the FCCI Charitable Foundation Joe Keene Classic golf tournament. In 2023, this fun-filled day raised funds for the FCCI Charitable Foundation to support foster children throughout our regions. Over the years, we’ve been pleased to see the growth in participation and contributions. A special thanks to everyone for the money raised and their continued support.

FCCI sponsors Habitat for Humanity home

In November 2023, FCCI teammates attended a Habitat for Humanity home dedication for a family at Hammock Place, Sarasota. FCCI Insurance Group sponsored funding for the home's construction, while 55 employees contributed 243 hours of volunteer labor.

Hammock Place is a neighborhood of 40 single-family homes. It was developed by Habitat for Humanity of Sarasota and built by volunteers in response to the growing need for affordable housing. Each home is approximately 1,500 square feet, including three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, major appliances and window blinds. All homes are Category 5 storm-rated and exceed green building standards.

This is the 10th FCCI-sponsored project with Habitat for Humanity. We are proud to help make homeownership a reality for hard-working families in our community.

FCCI honored for long-term sponsorship

FCCI received a Loyalty & Commitment Business Award from Suncoast Charities for Children in recognition of 15 or more years of sponsoring the Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival. Accepting the award for FCCI was Duane Padgett, Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Product Management (second from right).

 The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival is scheduled for February 16-18, 2024, at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the event help local children, teens, and adults with special needs and their families.


The FCCI Charitable Foundation was established in the spring of 2019. It affirms our long-term commitment to charitable giving – FCCI’s eighth pillar. The FCCI Charitable Foundation is administered by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, a highly efficient and cost effective way to operate. For every $1 collected by the foundation, more than 99 cents is made available to donate to worthy organizations.

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Breaking Barriers at the Special Olympics

In 1946, the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation was established to address the neglect of people with intellectual disabilities (ID). This overlooked population often faced discrimination and exclusion from the public eye. One of the Foundation’s leading figures, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, personally identified with its mission to improve society’s association with citizens who had intellectual disabilities – one of them was her sister, Rosemary.

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