Since 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action. In the past decade alone, the Knights of Columbus has donated more than $1.55 billion to charitable causes, and has performed more than 700 million hours of volunteer service. Knights have led major charitable initiatives including Coats for Kids, the Ultrasound Initiative, and Christians at Risk, and have also sponsored events and programs with organizations such as Special Olympics and the Global Wheelchair Mission.
The primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to provide financial security to our members and their families. Ranking among the Fortune 1000 list of America’s largest companies, Knights of Columbus has consistently earned the highest industry ratings for fiscal stability and ethical business practices. In fact, the Knights of Columbus has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company for the fourth consecutive year; one of only two companies in the life insurance category honored this year. With 41 consecutive years of rating excellence (A++, Superior) from A.M. Best, Knights of Columbus is truly your shield for life.