Apply for Grant Funding
Travelers accepts grant applications exclusively for Hartford, Connecticut and St. Paul, Minnesota, primarily for project, program and operating support and for limited capital opportunities in the following three areas: Academic & Career Success, Thriving Neighborhoods and Culturally Enriched Communities. Before applying, please review the details related to these focus areas as outlined in our Giving Guidelines. If your organization is located in or serves Hartford, Connecticut and St. Paul, Minnesota, and falls within the Travelers giving guidelines, please complete our pre-application. Once your pre-application has been reviewed, Travelers will invite full proposals only from those organizations that best align with our community goals and guidelines. Funding requests are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed quarterly. The 2020 Grant Cycle will open on January 2, 2020 for all applications.
To apply for a new grant, begin the process below; to apply for a sponsorship, visit the sponsorship page by clicking here.Pre-apply
*First-time users are required to create an account. An account allows you to access your saved and submitted applications at any time. It also allows us to send you a submission confirmation email and notify you if additional information is necessary to process your application.
The grant process is a two-phase process, consisting of a pre-application (stage 1) and a full application (stage 2). Please keep in mind that the full application is by invitation only, based on review of your pre-application.
Listed below are the grant application deadlines for 2020:*
- Cycle 1 February 7, 2020 - Culturally Enriched Communities Grantees
- Cycle 2 April 3, 2020 - Academic & Career Success Grantees
- Cycle 3 September 14, 2020 - Thriving Neighborhood Grantees
*The second part of your application (stage 2) will be due on these dates, therefore, we recommend you initiate the pre-application (stage 1) at least three weeks before these deadlines.
In other Travelers locations, we support employee-driven initiatives that provide our colleagues an opportunity to support their local communities through volunteerism. For that reason, we work with our employees to identify key organizations in their communities and do not accept unsolicited applications outside of Hartford, Connecticut, and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Grant Reporting Requirements
Grantees will be prompted to give information on their previous year's grant when applying for additional funding via the online pre-application form. Typically grant reporting takes place approximately nine months after the grant approval date to allow for the appropriate time to consider your new request. Please be prepared to answer the following grant report questions from your previous year's grant at the time of your new pre-application:
- Briefly outline the original goals and objectives, as stated in your proposal.
- What progress has the organization made toward the original goals and objectives? And if progress wasn't made in certain areas, why?
- What important measurable outcomes happened as a result of this grant?
If your organization is not planning to apply for additional funding for the same program/project, but wishes to report on a previous year's grant, please send an email to the Travelers program officer assigned to your grant addressing the aforementioned questions.
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