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Community Involvement

Committed to investments in people and programs in the communities where we do business

As a strong, vital company, we depend on strong vital communities. For more than 160 years, Travelers has been committed to the communities where we do business and in the greater global community. By supporting nonprofit organizations and their work serving others, Travelers ensures that the threads of our communities’ social fabric have both strength and resilience. Our community support includes charitable grants, employee volunteerism, civic contributions and a commitment to the environment. 

Charitable Grants

Travelers provides support for charitable organizations through the Travelers Foundation and with corporate funding and in-kind services. The company’s community giving is primarily focused on public education reform and improving academic and career success for underrepresented youth in Saint Paul, Minn. and Hartford, Conn. Additionally, the company launched Travelers EDGE: Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment, to remove the barriers to college that underrepresented students face, and at the same time, help develop a pipeline of diverse talent for our company and our industry. The remainder of Travelers’ civic and charitable giving resources in those cities support targeted local needs in the areas of community development and the arts. 

Travelers also provides funding related to education, community development, and arts and culture in other geographic regions where we have a significant business presence.

Employee Volunteerism and Community Leadership

Travelers’ employees have been involved in the communities we serve for decades.  From service on nonprofit boards and committees to work on Habitat for Humanity homes, from school tutoring to local food shelf assistance, we understand it takes a unique combination of investing in both business and in our communities to make us successful.  Some examples of our employee commitment include:

  • More than 85 Travelers employees in Saint Paul serve on nonprofit boards of directors.
  • More than 70 employees participate in a “Lunchtime Volunteer Reading Program.”
  • More than 350 employees have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Each year, our employees participate in a Paint-a-thon project, volunteering their time to paint houses for seniors in need.
  • Travelers and its employees contributed more than $2.6 million to local United Way organizations and other nonprofits through company-sponsored charitable fund drives.
  • Employee involvement in the community is supported and encouraged through Travelers’ Matching Funds programs. The Matching Gifts of Money program gives employees the opportunity to apply for up to $500 in company matches to eligible nonprofit organizations. The Matching Gifts of Time program allows employees to apply for a $500 grant, when they’ve given a day (24 hours in a calendar year) to a nonprofit, charitable organization. Last year, the company alone gave more than $150,000 through this program.
  • Employee committees make funding decisions and help create strategies for addressing local issues.

Civic Contributions

Travelers supports local government, civic and nonprofit organizations in Saint Paul, Minn., and Hartford, Conn., through corporate contributions for downtown development, special event sponsorships, public safety initiatives and disaster relief efforts. 

Climate and the Environment

Travelers is sensitive to the changing climate and the risks and opportunities that it poses for our company. We are regularly monitoring, anticipating and reacting to changing climate conditions across all of our operations. Besides being the first insurance company to offer a 10 percent discount to hybrid-car drivers, Travelers also has pledged to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 7 percent from 2006 to 2011. Travelers' two largest campuses, in St. Paul, Minn. and Hartford, Conn., received the EPA’s Energy Star label, distinguishing these complexes as among the most energy efficient in the United States. 

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