2019 Community Report

Taking Care of Our Communities

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

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IN 2019

We gave more than $24 million to the communities where we live and work for a total of more than $223 million over the past decade.

Here’s where it went*:

*This chart represents categorization for approximately $18.6 million of Travelers’ 2019 giving. The remaining funds went toward a variety of causes.

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

They’re active corporate citizens and valuable assets to their communities. Travelers employees donated more than 130,000 hours of their time toward important causes in 2019.

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2019 highlights:

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    hours in 27 states in the U.S. and 6 provinces in Canada to build 54 homes for Habitat for Humanity. More than 1,100 volunteers were a part of this initiative.

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    hours to teach the basics of economics in local schools through Junior Achievement.

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    hours helping to build playgrounds with KABOOM! in Hartford, Connecticut, and Baltimore, Maryland.

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    hours volunteering at the Travelers Championship.

Learn about some of
their volunteer efforts:

I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity because every family deserves a chance to realize the dream of owning a home; it’s the American dream.
I volunteer for organizations that help the youth in our communities. Our youth are full of creativity and energy, and when we provide avenues for them to explore and utilize these traits, the results are amazing.
I volunteer for Camp Ooch because every kid deserves to have a fun camp experience!
I volunteer for Tower Hamlets Business Partnership Reading Partners program because it gives me the opportunity to meet with young people and make a difference to their day.
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They also raised nearly

$900000

through special events during the company’s Community Connections Campaign, which supports local United Ways.

And we do what we can to support our employees’ community efforts. In 2019, we donated more than

to support both the Habitat for Humanity volunteer days in the U.S. and Canada, and an additional 34 grants for employee-led volunteer projects in 19 offices throughout the U.S.

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Improving academic and career success:

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

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We dedicated more than $7M to support educational initiatives for 98 organizations.

IN 2019

We focused $2.5M of that total on initiatives targeting college preparation and career awareness through our Travelers EDGE® program.

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TRAVELERS EDGE

Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment

Our signature education program, Travelers EDGE, provides a holistic approach to academic and career preparation through partnerships with high schools, colleges, universities and community-based programs.

For more than 10 years, we have worked to increase the number of underrepresented students who complete bachelor’s degrees and are prepared for a career at Travelers or within the insurance and financial services industry.

During the 2018–19 academic year,
Travelers EDGE helped:

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95

STUDENTS THROUGH A DIRECT SCHOLARSHIP OR STIPEND

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20

STUDENTS COMPLETE BACHELOR’S DEGREES

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51

STUDENTS SECURE INTERNSHIPS AT TRAVELERS

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11

GRADUATES OBTAIN FULL-TIME POSITIONS AT TRAVELERS

Since its start in 2007,
Travelers EDGE has helped:

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516

STUDENTS THROUGH A DIRECT SCHOLARSHIP OR STIPEND

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265

STUDENTS COMPLETE BACHELOR’S DEGREES

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254

STUDENTS SECURE INTERNSHIPS AT TRAVELERS

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83

GRADUATES OBTAIN FULL-TIME POSITIONS AT TRAVELERS

TRAVELERS EDGE

Usher’s New Look
partnership

In the summer of 2019, Travelers EDGE scholars attended the Usher’s New Look Disruptivator Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The event’s goal was to encourage and celebrate global youth leadership and career exploration. Travelers sponsored the career fair and hosted students at the Travelers office in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

In coordination with Junior Achievement, Travelers launched storefronts in JA experiential learning centers in Colorado, Georgia and Minnesota to help students learn insurance basics and how to make economic decisions.

ROADTRIP NATIOn

Travelers continues to partner with Roadtrip Nation by sponsoring the “Risk & Reward” documentary.

The four-part documentary series is available on Roadtrip Nation’s website and airs on public television stations across the U.S. In 2019 alone, it aired nearly 760 times across 60 markets.

More than 1,000 students have enrolled in the Roadtrip Nation career-readiness program.

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Developing thriving
neighborhoods:

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

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IN 2019

WE PROVIDED MORE THAN

$3M

IN FUNDING TO ORGANIZATIONS
DEDICATED TO HELPING OUR COMMUNITIES THRIVE.

STRONGER THAN THE STORM

2019 Featured Service Project

Travelers partnered with SBP, a disaster resilience and recovery organization, to take 2 homes from uninhabitable conditions to move-in ready. Approximately 400 employees volunteered 2,400 hours to restore the 2 homes:

The Williamses’ home of 20 years was destroyed during Hurricane Harvey. The family moved into their new home in March.

The Williams Family
(Houston, TX)
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The Superiors were displaced for more than 7 years following Superstorm Sandy. The family moved back to their home in July.

The Superior Family
(Keansburg, NJ)
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TRAVELERS FORTIFIES COMMUNITIES

Partnering with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, we supported the building of affordable, FORTIFIED Homes™ throughout the U.S.

IN 2019

We supported the building of 8 Habitat for Humanity FORTIFIED Homes in 6 states: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

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SINCE OUR PARTNERSHIP BEGAN IN 2012:

We’ve supported the building of 87 Habitat FORTIFIED Homes.

SBP

In 2019, Travelers launched a partnership with SBP, a disaster resilience and recovery organization. As the organization’s Resilient Rebuilding Partner, Travelers provided a grant that allowed SBP to launch a pilot program to rebuild homes to FORTIFIED standards.

  • 28 homes were FORTIFIED in Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Texas.
  • 2 homesin Louisiana were awarded
    FORTIFIED Gold certification.
  • 19 SBP staff were trained in FORTIFIED
    construction standards.
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In partnership with SBP, we coordinated a volunteer effort where attendees at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s annual conference created 500 backpacks to serve as emergency preparedness kits for families during a disaster. The kits were filled with blankets, solar-powered lights and other emergency supplies.

TEAM RUBICON

Travelers is the exclusive insurance partner for Team Rubicon’s Mobile Training Center. Team Rubicon is a nonprofit that unites military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams after disasters.

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IN 2019

The Travelers-sponsored Mobile Training Center:

Visited 18 cities and engaged more than 4,300 people, including more than 1,000 fans at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Recruited 63 new members.

Trained nearly 1,100 members through 106 courses and trained more than 250 instructors during Travelers’ 2019 MTC training workshop.

SMALL BUSINESS RISK EDUCATION

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

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Program Locations

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    ATLANTA, GA
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    CHICAGO, IL
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    LOS ANGELES, CA
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    NEW YORK, NY
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    ST. PAUL, MN
IN 2019
  • WE REACHED
    MORE THAN
    480 PARTICIPANTS
  • Our loan partners
    PROVIDED MORE THAN $212,000 to program participants
Since SBRE started:
  • WE’VE HELPED MORE THAN 2,300 PARTICIPANTS
  • Our loan partners
    HAVE DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN$1.4M to program participants
Nearly 200 women

entrepreneurs and local business leaders attended the second annual Women + Business Conference, sponsored by Travelers, in Van Nuys, California.

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VILLAGE CAPITAL

Travelers launched a partnership with Village Capital to assist 6 diverse entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) in locations throughout the U.S.

The partnership provides investment-readiness education to ESOs and access to capital. The ESOs include:

Travelers awarded its fifth annual Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award to Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit with more than 30 years of experience in home and community rehabilitation, preservation and revitalization. Presented by the Travelers Institute and the Travelers Foundation, the $100,000 grant recognizes organizations that are showing leadership in addressing community resiliency.

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The award supports the launch of the organization’s Safe and Healthy Housing disaster recovery training program, which will educate communities about the essentials of effectively restoring homes after disasters.

Creating culturally enriched communities:

Supporting organizations that enrich lives through arts and culture.

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IN 2019

We provided more than $3.3 million in funding to more than 44 organizations focused on arts and culture, including our Global Sponsorship of the New York City Ballet — a partnership we’ve had since 2014.

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Travelers continues to support the global tour
of the Norman Rockwell Museum exhibit
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms.

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The exhibit has now visited:
  • New York, New York
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Normandy, France
  • Houston, Texas
women inspiring tomorrow

Travelers supported the Young People’s Chorus of New York City by providing funds and volunteer hours for its annual Women Inspiring Tomorrow Conference.

The conference serves young women and alumnae of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and encourages mentoring relationships with women from various professions. This year, 160 professionals, chorus members and alumnae attended.

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