2017 Community Report

Through corporate funding and the Travelers Foundation, we focus on supporting initiatives that improve academic and career success, develop thriving neighborhoods and create culturally enriched communities.


We contributed more than $22 million to the communities where we live and work, for a total of more than $200 million over the past decade.

Here’s where it went in 2017

This exhibit represents categorization for approximately $19.2 million of Travelers’ 2017 giving. The remaining funds went toward a variety of causes.

But it’s more than financial contributions. Our employees are strong corporate citizens and valuable assets to their hometowns.

In 2017, our employees gave more than 143,000 hours of their time toward important causes.

Our Employees Dedicated

Hours Spent Description of volunteerism
8,700 hours volunteering at the Travelers Championship
5,000 hours to build more than 50 homes with Habitat for Humanity® in the United States and Canada
4,200 hours to build playgrounds in six U.S. cities with KaBOOM!® to serve more than 4,600 kids
2,100 hours to teach the basics of economics in local schools through Junior Achievement®

They also donated more than $3.5 million toward the company’s Employee Giving Campaign, which supports nonprofits, including the United Way.

And we do what we can to support our employees’ community initiatives. In 2017, we gave more than $1.5 million in funding toward employee volunteer initiatives that helped nonprofits across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

map illustration of United States, Canada, and United Kingdom

We also gave nearly $2 million toward nonprofits in the United States and Canada to match the financial contributions of our employees.

Academic and Career Success

10 Years of Providing Opportunity

Providing opportunity to underrepresented students and preparing them for college and careers.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve:

  • 466Accepted 466 students into our own Travelers EDGE® program
  • 800Supported more than 800 educational initiatives for 460 organizations
  • $17 MMInvested nearly $17 million in Connecticut and Minnesota school districts

Travelers EDGE® Celebrates 10 Years

Our signature education program, Travelers EDGE: Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment, provides a holistic approach to education through partnerships with high schools, colleges, universities and community-based programs.

For the past 10 years, we’ve been helping to increase the number of underrepresented students who complete bachelor’s degrees and are prepared for a career within the insurance and financial services industry.

Meet a few of our

Travelers EDGE scholars

Empowering Dreams for a Decade

Over the last 10 years, Travelers EDGE has helped:

  • graduation cap icon466scholars through a direct scholarship or stipend
  • degree icon219scholars complete bachelor’s degrees
  • graduation cap icon206scholars secure internships at Travelers
  • briefcase icon62scholars obtain full-time positions at Travelers

During the 2016–17 academic year, Travelers EDGE helped:

  • graduation cap icon158scholars through a direct scholarship or stipend
  • degree icon34scholars complete bachelor’s degrees
  • graduation cap icon58scholars secure internships at Travelers
  • briefcase icon10scholars obtain full-time positions at Travelers
Thriving Neighborhoods

10 Years of Helping Communities Thrive

Helping to create and maintain safe, stable and vital neighborhoods.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve provided more than $32 million in funding to community organizations.

Travelers Fortifies Homes

Partnering with Habitat for Humanity® and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, we’re constructing affordable, fortified homes in coastal areas.

  • Since our partnership began in 2012, we’ve built 50 FORTIFIED homes.
  • In 2017, we built 9 FORTIFIED homes in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and Texas.

Small Business Risk Education

Our Small Business Risk Education (SBRE) program was started in 2012, and helps women and minority small business owners learn about risk management, develop safety risk management plans and qualify for microloans.

  • the state of GeorgiaAtlanta
  • the state of IllinoisChicago
  • the state of CaliforniaLos Angeles
  • the state of New YorkNew York
  • 1,200We’ve helped 1,200 participants
  • $1 MMOur loan partners have distributed $1,006,000 to program participants
  • 389We helped 389 participants
  • $40,000 Our loan partners provided more than $40,000 to program participants
  • NEWWe launched a new business plan workshop for veterans who own small businesses

Awarding Organizations

Travelers awarded its third annual Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award to the Lowlander Center, a Louisiana-based nonprofit that provides education, research and advocacy for the state’s coastal communities. Presented by the Travelers Institute and the Travelers Foundation, the $100,000 grant recognizes organizations that are showing leadership in addressing community resiliency. Previous award recipients are Team Rubicon and All Hands and Hearts.

Culturally Enriched Communities

10 Years of Supporting the Arts

Supporting organizations that enrich lives through arts and culture.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve

  • $25.5 MMProvided more than $25.5 million in funding
  • 200Supported more than 200 organizations focused on arts and culture
  • 40Supported more than 40 theaters

in 2017

We donated more than $3.2 million to theaters and arts programs across the United States.

Which includes our Global Sponsorship of the New York City Ballet, a partnership we’ve had since 2014.