Building a Stronger Tomorrow

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

IN 2018

We contributed more than

$25 million

to the communities where we live and work, for a total of

$218 million

over the past decade.

HERE’S WHERE IT WENT IN 2018*:

  • HIGHER EDUCATION
    17%

    HIGHER
    EDUCATION

  • K–12 EDUCATION
    20%

    K–12
    EDUCATION

  • ARTS & CULTURE
    15%

    ARTS & CULTURE

  • THRIVING NEIGHBORHOODS
    18%

    THRIVING
    NEIGHBORHOODS

  • MATCHING GIFTS
    13%

    MATCHING
    GIFTS

  • HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
    11%

    HEALTH AND
    SOCIAL SERVICES

  • DISASTER RELIEF
    4%

    DISASTER
    RELIEF

  • CIVIC AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    1%

    CIVIC AND
    PUBLIC AFFAIRS

  • OTHER
    1%

    OTHER

*This exhibit represents categorization for approximately $19 million of Travelers’ 2018 giving. The remaining funds went toward a variety of causes.

WE HAVE A STRONG CULTURE OF GIVING THAT EXTENDS TO OUR EMPLOYEES.

HERE TO HELP

They’re active corporate citizens and valuable assets to their hometowns. They gave about

120,000

hours of their time toward important causes.

IN 2018

TRAVELERS EMPLOYEES DEDICATED:

  • 8,500 hours to build 51 homes with Habitat for Humanity in the United States and Canada.
  • 1,500 hours to teach the basics of economics in local schools through Junior Achievement.
  • 1,000 hours helping to build playgrounds with KaBOOM! in Pasadena, Texas, and Lawrenceville, Georgia.

They also donated more than

$3.3 million

toward the company’s Community Connections Campaign, which supports thousands of nonprofits including the United Way.

LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THEIR VOLUNTEER EFFORTS:

And we do what we can to support our employees’ community initiatives. We also gave $2.3 million to match employee donations and provide grants for time donated by employees to nonprofits. In 2018, we gave more than

$925,000

in funding to nonprofits in support of team volunteer initiatives across the United States and Canada.

Building a stronger tomorrow by improving academic and career success

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

IN 2018

We dedicated more than $6.5M to support educational initiatives for 92 organizations.

We invested nearly $965,000 in support of Hartford and St. Paul school districts.

TRAVELERS EDGE®

EMPOWERING DREAMS FOR GRADUATION AND EMPLOYMENT

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 more than 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.

ROADTRIP NATION

IN 2018

We started a partnership with Roadtrip Nation to highlight the many career paths in the insurance industry.

We sponsored a documentary series, “Risk & Reward,” which follows three young adults as they travel across the country speaking with professionals in the industry to uncover a myriad of opportunities in the insurance field.

See the trailer:

See the full series.

And because no one follows the same path throughout their career, we partnered with Roadtrip Nation to create a hub where insurance professionals could share their journey into and within the industry.

Building a stronger tomorrow by creating thriving neighborhoods

Helping to shape and maintain safe, stable and vital neighborhoods

IN 2018

WE PROVIDED MORE THAN

$2.8M

IN FUNDING TO COMMUNITY- BUILDING ORGANIZATIONS.

TRAVELERS FORTIFIES COMMUNITIES

Partnering with Habitat for Humanity and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, we’re constructing affordable, FORTIFIED homes throughout the United States.

IN 2018

We built 9 FORTIFIED homes in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas.

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SINCE OUR PARTNERSHIP BEGAN IN 2012

We’ve built 59 FORTIFIED homes.

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SMALL BUSINESS RISK EDUCATION

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

PRIMARY PROGRAM LOCATIONS

  • ATLANTA, GA

    ATLANTA, GA

  • CHICAGO, IL

    CHICAGO, IL

  • LOS ANGELES, CA

    LOS ANGELES, CA

  • NEW YORK, NY

    NEW YORK, NY

  • ST. PAUL, MN

    ST. PAUL, MN

IN 2018
  • WE HELPED 564 PARTICIPANTS
  • Our loan
    partners distributed $202,900 to program participants

SINCE SBRE STARTED:

  • WE’VE HELPED 1,850 PARTICIPANTS
  • Our loan partners
    provided more than $1.2M to program participants

PUTTING AN END TO DISTRACTED DRIVING

Distracted driving is a dangerous and common occurrence on today’s roadways. The Travelers Institute is working to empower drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians to drive, cycle and walk present.

To help bring even more awareness to this issue, we sponsored the public television documentary, “3 Seconds Behind the Wheel.” The documentary follows the lives of eight drivers over six months and shows the true behaviors and consequences behind distracted driving.

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TEAM RUBICON

Through our sponsorship of its Mobile Training Center, we helped Team Rubicon train 526 disaster response volunteers and 123 instructors in 43 cities.

TEAM RUBICON

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE

Travelers awarded its fourth annual Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award to Smart Home America, a nonprofit that promotes the use of stronger construction methods, improved building codes and policies that create resilient communities.

AWARDING ORGANIZATIONS

Presented by the Travelers Institute and the Travelers Foundation, the $100,000 grant recognizes organizations that are showing leadership in addressing community resiliency.

Building a stronger tomorrow by encouraging culturally enriched communities

Supporting organizations that enrich lives through arts and culture

IN 2018
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We provided more than $1.7 million in funding to more than 30 organizations focused on arts and culture. We also gave support through our Global Sponsorship of the New York City Ballet — a partnership we’ve had since 2014.

LINKING HISTORY AND THE ARTS

HAMILTON

We helped fund an educational performance of the musical "Hamilton" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts for more than 2,600 students and teachers from more than 20 high schools across Connecticut.

ENCOURAGING DIALOGUE

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Travelers is the national presenting sponsor of Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms,” a powerful touring exhibition examining the role of Norman Rockwell’s work as a catalyst for recognizing our rights and responsibilities as U.S. and world citizens.

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