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The Foresters difference

At Foresters FinancialTM we help everyday families achieve their long-term financial goals. But we’re more than an international financial services provider. Through our heritage as a fraternal benefit society, we have a global network of members that is more than two million strong. To become a Foresters member, you can apply as part of the purchase of a life insurance product underwritten by The Independent Order of Foresters, which is a fraternal benefit society. Members enjoy unique member benefits1 including competitive academic scholarships, financial counseling and discounted legal services as well as opportunities to give back through volunteering opportunities.

Every year, we share our financial success to improve family well-being for our global network of member families and the communities where they live. In 2018 alone, Foresters invested more than $811 million2 in claims and member benefits including $2.4 million in competitive scholarships for students in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. We also provided over $4.98 million towards community initiatives such as Care Packages, Community Beautification, Create & Construct, Meal Help and Volunteer Support activities and Fun Family events where our members can spend quality time with their families at no cost.

From our start over 140 years ago, we have helped families build financial security, help each other and make a difference in their communities. Almost a century-and-a-half later, this commitment still sets us apart. We’re not another faceless financial institution. We stand for something more.

Well-being benefits

Well-being benefits - Helping to enhance your life

From your family to your future, Foresters has you covered. As part of our fraternal purpose, we offer our members a wide range of unique and complimentary benefits. It’s just one of the many ways we share our financial success with our members. You know we are here to support you when you need it most.


Members can access discounts on gift cards, everyday necessities, electronics and other online shopping opportunities. Plus, family-focused activities are more affordable with discounts on hotels, rental cars, theme parks, attractions and much more. Learn more

Lifelong Learning

A vast online learning library that you can access anytime, anywhere. Explore an interest, work towards a goal or just have fun learning something new. Learn more


This online document preparation service helps you create customizable wills, powers of attorney and healthcare directives. Learn more

Orphan Scholarships4

This benefit provides the children of deceased members with a renewable higher learning scholarship of up to $6,000 per year for up to four years. Visit to learn more.

Orphan Benefit4

This monthly payment of up to $900 per month per child may help you provide for your children in the event of the death of both you and your spouse. Visit to learn more.

Terminal Illness Loan4

If you become terminally ill, you may be eligible to receive an interest-free loan5 up to 75 per cent of the face value of your Foresters life insurance. Visit to learn more.

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Member Governance - Developing leaders with our membership

Working within our 50 Branches, the elected Branch Councilors provide strong local leadership, helping to guide and support our impact in members’ communities. By participating in your local Branch, you can:

  • Develop valuable leadership skills for your personal life or career
  • Connect with fellow members who share your passion for community volunteerism
  • Be inspired by world-class speakers at our annual 3-day Leadership Development Conference, where Foresters takes all elected members to destinations such as Las Vegas or Orlando
  • Take part in a rewarding volunteer experience with a low time commitment

Looking for something bigger? Our elected Regional Councilors focus on the long-term strategic direction of Foresters member network. You will help shape programs that enrich a member’s experience and participate in development opportunities like skill-building workshops and expert talks. Learn more

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Foresters Community Grants Program – Giving families time to relax and reconnect

One of the more popular benefits offered to our members allows members to access funds to organize and host their own local community volunteer activities and fun family events, through our annual investment of over $5 million2 to support the Foresters Community Grants Program. Learn more

Another benefit of the Foresters Community Grants Program is that it offers members special access to hands-on volunteer activities and complimentary events, including movie nights, amusement parks, sporting events, hands-on volunteering and other fun and family-friendly events. Learn more

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Foresters Care™ grant – A little help goes a long way

See. Act. Care for your community. This member benefit allows you to make a positive difference with a one-time grant of $200 in local currency. A Foresters Care grant activity requires minimal planning and is easy to execute on your own, so you can identify an immediate need and make a meaningful difference quickly. Learn more 

Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program - Investing in our future

We believe that education and community are important. That’s why we award almost $2 million2 per year in renewable tuition competitive scholarships to members or their family members. The scholarship selections are based on factors that include good grades and community volunteer involvement and are available to eligible students pursuing post-secondary education at a university, community college or trade program. Learn more

National Charitable Partnerships – Doing more in local communities

We’re proud to support charities that share in the commitment of what our purpose stands for, allowing us to do more in the local communities where our members live. Members can get involved with the great work that our National Charitable Partnerships are doing by either volunteering for an activity or submitting an application through our Foresters Community Grants Program to host their own activity. Learn more

Membership Matters

Healthy living, online security and financial wellness are just a few of the topics featured in our online member newsletter. New articles are added every month so why not sit back, relax and enjoy articles written with your interests in mind? To read articles and subscribe, visit Membership Matters.

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