2022 Community Report 2022 Community report

Providing Opportunity

We believe that strong communities are sustained by educational and economic opportunities.

With a focus on equity and inclusion, our giving and volunteer efforts are targeted at improving academic and career success, developing thriving neighborhoods and creating culturally enriched communities. These priorities speak to our steadfast promise to help provide our neighbors with pathways to success, and you’ll find examples of that commitment throughout this report.

2022 Year in Review

We gave more than $24 million to our communities in 2022, bringing us to a total of more than $230 million over the past decade.

Here’s where it went*

*This chart represents categorization for approximately $16.5 million of Travelers’ 2022 giving. The additional resources went toward supporting our key giving areas and a variety of other causes.

Employee Involvement

Our employees are committed to supporting causes that provide opportunity and address societal barriers in the neighborhoods where we live and work.

Community Connections Campaign

Employees raised more than $800,000 through our Community Connections Campaign, which supported United Way and its partner organizations across the country.

They also directed more than $3.8 million through our matching gift and volunteer rewards programs.

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“The past few years have greatly impacted our communities, so it was inspiring to serve as Chair of the campaign and witness our employees come together and support the neighborhoods where we live and work. It makes me proud to be a part of Team Travelers.”

Joan Woodward

Travelers Institute, Travelers
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“I support the campaign every year, knowing that all the funding goes to our local communities. Equally important are the new connections that I make with colleagues. It is truly a great experience.”

Nim Traeger

Risk Control, Travelers

Supporting the Buffalo Community

Following the May 2022 mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, we collaborated with our employees in the Buffalo area and committed $100,000 to four organizations working to create a more equitable, thriving and united community:
Buffalo Community

Supporting Our Veterans

We continued to support American Corporate Partners (ACP) by expanding our ACP Military Mentorship Program to include military spouses in 2022. Employees helped returning veterans and spouses by providing one-on-one mentoring and networking opportunities.

Nearly 250

Travelers employees have participated in more than 660 ACP mentorships since 2010.

Supporting Our Veterans
Providing Opportunity by

Improving Academic and Career Success

Preparing students for college and careers

We dedicated $5.1 million to support educational initiatives for 75 organizations, including our signature education program: Travelers EDGE®.

Travelers EDGE Celebrates 15 Years

This year marked 15 years of Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment). Through this holistic program, we partner with high schools, colleges, universities and community-based organizations to provide students with the resources they need to earn bachelor’s degrees and prepare for careers at Travelers or within the insurance and financial services industry.

Learn more about Travelers EDGE

View our celebration video:

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“Travelers EDGE helps you believe in yourself and changes your life if you accept the challenge. I have seen similar programs vanish through the years, but Travelers EDGE is stronger than ever 15 years later, and continues to empower diverse and dynamic leaders.”

Cesar Delgado

Bond & Specialty Insurance, Travelers
2008 Travelers EDGE graduate
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“The network that I built through the Travelers EDGE program empowered me to develop my personal brand, to be more resilient, and to advocate for women who are trying to thrive in male-dominated tech and engineering fields.”

Hakema Hussein

Tech & Ops, Travelers
2016 Travelers EDGE graduate
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“Without Travelers EDGE, I wouldn’t have been able to pay for college. I am the only one from my family who went to school. My parents don’t speak English, and U.S. culture is different, so having a mentor through the Travelers EDGE program was important to me and for my personal and professional growth.”

Lee Obungen

Tech & Ops, Travelers
2016 Travelers EDGE graduate

Since 2007:

586 students have received a direct scholarship or stipend.
320 students have completed bachelor’s degrees.
321 students have secured internships at Travelers.
117 graduates have obtained full-time positions at Travelers.

During the 2021-2022 academic year:

84 students received a direct scholarship or stipend.
19 students completed bachelor’s degrees.
57 students secured internships at Travelers.
14 graduates obtained full-time positions at Travelers.
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“I felt like I belonged. I was part of a team and attended meetings with leaders from across the company, experiencing the corporate culture through lunches and events alongside colleagues. Travelers is a company that people idolize – when I’m in downtown Hartford for class, I look at the Travelers Tower and I think, ‘I was in there. I worked there.’”

Jah’shawn Vanholten

2022 Travelers EDGE graduate

High School Partnerships

We partnered with four schools in Connecticut and Minnesota – Weaver High School, New Britain High School, Pathways Academy of Technology & Design and Como High School – to help students create a network of business connections and learn about the insurance and financial services industry.

To show students the vast career options in the industry, we hosted a series of events, including drone demonstrations as well as tours of the Travelers Catastrophe Mobile Claim Office and Claim University.

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“I’m a graduate of Pathways Academy, so it’s been an honor to serve as its industry advisory chair and lead the efforts that help prepare students for the next steps in their journeys.”

Alex Martinez

Innovation, Travelers

Usher’s New Look

Our employees in Alpharetta and Norcross, Georgia, hosted a three-day professional development retreat with the organization’s Moguls in Training (MIT) program. MIT provides college students with opportunities that prepare them to be successful in their careers. The training included a leadership panel, drone demonstration and tour of the Travelers Data Center.

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“I grew up in a challenging environment, anchored by the love and lessons from a single mom and two much older sisters. I was blessed to have people who believed in me, and championed me, unconditionally. From the moment I engaged with Usher’s New Look, I was inspired by its mission to advocate for young people. The organization empowers our youth to open doors presumed closed, explore career options previously unforeseen, and find a personal spark unconsciously held back.”

José A. De La Cruz

Human Resources, Travelers

Junior Achievement Award

In March 2022, Travelers was honored by Junior Achievement with a 2020-2021 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes organizations that inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

We have partnered with Junior Achievement for more than 20 years, providing students with financial literacy skills and access to professionals in the insurance and financial services industry.

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“Junior Achievement is a fantastic organization that helps students across the U.S. learn valuable skills and prepare for successful careers. We are proud of our partnership and grateful for the recognition.”

Rita Ortiz

Community Relations, Travelers
Providing Opportunity by

Developing Thriving Neighborhoods

Helping to shape and maintain safe and stable neighborhoods.

In 2022, we provided nearly $5 million to organizations dedicated to helping our communities thrive.

Donating Meals to Our Communities

Throughout the height of the pandemic, we repurposed our kitchens in Hartford, Connecticut, in partnership with our food service vendor FLIK to make meals for families in need.

We collaborated with the following nonprofits to provide meals to families across the region:

Food Delivery
In 2022, we prepared and delivered more than

24,000 meals.


170,000 meals

were prepared and delivered from April 2020 to April 2022.

Travelers Fortifies Communities

Through the Travelers Fortifies Communities program, we continue to partner with Habitat for Humanity, SBP and Team Rubicon to build homes to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s FORTIFIED™ standard.

Habitat for Humanity

We have a long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity, an organization dedicated to helping families move into safe, affordable homes.

In 2022, more than 1,000 employees dedicated

7,700 hours

to area Habitats.

We provided


to U.S. Habitat affiliates to support
45 employee builds.

We provided


to Canada Habitat affiliaites, resulting in 6 builds.


In 2019, we provided a grant to launch a pilot program with SBP, a nationally recognized leader in comprehensive disaster resilience and recovery, to rebuild homes to FORTIFIED standards in disaster-impacted communities.

115 FORTIFIED homes

were built across Louisiana, Texas, Florida, South Carolina and Puerto Rico in 2022.

Since our partnership began, we have supported the build of

320 homes

across the U.S.

Our funding also supported SBP’s ability to partner with local nonprofits and rebuild

19 additional homes in 2022.

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“Travelers has been an integral part of SBP’s success in repairing Hurricane Ida’s damage across southeast Louisiana. Disaster recovery is an intense, personal experience, which often leaves survivors feeling alienated and at their breaking points. Travelers volunteers showed up month after month to support our clients and accelerate their return home, proving that, together, we can change the course of their recovery for the better.”

Kenneth Morgan Jr.

Executive Director of SBP’s New Orleans operating site

Team Rubicon

In 2022, we continued our partnership with Team Rubicon to help the organization grow its low-attention disaster rebuild program. The initiative addresses devastating weather events that are not large enough in scale to draw significant government, media or philanthropic response.

18 homes

were rebuilt through the program in 2022.

Since our partnership began, Team Rubicon has rebuilt 120 homes in Texas and 40 homes in Florida. They have also supported the rebuild of

500 roofs

in Puerto Rico.

Team rubicon volunteers

2022 Featured Service Project: Fortifying Families

For the people in Houma, Louisiana, natural and human-made disasters have ripped through their community time and time again, jeopardizing lives and livelihoods.

In partnership with SBP, we are helping Houma families better protect their loved ones and their properties in the face of future storms. In 2022, more than 130 employees helped 30 families get their homes repaired and roofs rebuilt to FORTIFIED standards.

Travelers employees pose for a photo with the family and employees with SBP

The Street Project Documentary

In 2022, we sponsored the Boyd Productions documentary called “The Street Project,” which aims to educate the public about the risks individuals face behind the wheel and when walking or cycling on roads shared with vehicles.

Chris Hayes, Assistant Vice President of Risk Control, shares his insights on how unsafe roads can have dangerous consequences for drivers and pedestrians:

The Street Project Documentary

Supporting Entrepreneurs

We continued to support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) across the U.S. by providing them with tools and resources to help sustain and grow their businesses. Our partner organizations include:

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) Women’s Business Center provides services, financial resources and training for women entrepreneurs in the metro Atlanta area.

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reSET (Social Enterprise Trust) helps social entrepreneurs in the Greater Hartford region become innovators in the areas of technology, sustainability, food systems, education and more.

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Meda supports small businesses in Minnesota led by entrepreneurs of color through its Money, Markets and Management Education program.

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Neighborhood Development Center supports entrepreneurs in St. Paul, including training in web design, point-of-sale systems and a six-week “Money Matters” financial literacy program.

Learn more
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“We understand the role that entrepreneurs play in helping fuel the economy, yet we know that many small businesses face unique obstacles. That’s why we partner with organizations that provide resources and training, which help leaders overcome barriers and achieve success.”

Tara Spain

Community Relations, Travelers
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“We value Travelers and its focus on training and coaching the small business owners who we serve. We are committed to continuing to support women who are economically or socially disadvantaged by offering comprehensive training, capital, coaching and connections to help them start and grow successful businesses. We look forward to working with Travelers and making an impact on more entrepreneurs across the Georgia landscape.”

Sandra Font

Senior Director, ACE Women’s Business Center


In 2022, we continued our partnership with Village Capital, Black Innovation Alliance and other corporate funders to support Resource, an initiative aimed at assisting the efforts of ESOs led by, and focused on, people of color. The partnership provides the ESOs with training, networking opportunities and connections to possible funders.

Our employees also volunteered to serve as mentors to the ESOs, offering their expertise in business operations, fundraising and strategic planning.

Since 2020:

23 ESOs

have participated.

Nearly 3,500

entrepreneurs have received the support they need to succeed.

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Connecticut Invention Convention

We partnered with the Connecticut Invention Convention to create the Travelers Safe Home Award, which recognizes outstanding young inventors who create projects that help build safer communities.

This year’s winners were:

Wonderful backpack

“It’s a backpack that could be seen from a long distance and allow the user to see in front of them with lights.”

Ariah G. – Grade 4

Stratford, Connecticut
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Car Camera Auto Cleaner

“My invention automatically cleans the rear car camera lens with just a click of a button.”

Aarna J. – Grade 4

South Windsor, Connecticut
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Providing Opportunity by

Creating Culturally Enriched Communities

Supporting organizations that enrich lives through arts and culture.

In 2022, we provided $2 million in funding to 42 organizations focused on arts and culture.

Performing Arts

We continued our Global sponsorship of New York City Ballet – a partnership we’ve had since 2014.

We worked with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art to host an event where more than 150 students from Hartford schools got to experience the magic of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and learn about a career in ballet.

Ballerina performing in The Nutcracker
Hartford students enjoying the event
Hartford students enjoying the event

Art Speaks

This employee-focused program leverages our investment in arts and cultural organizations to spark meaningful and thought-provoking dialogue about diversity and inclusion.

2022 Events:

  • Commemorating Juneteenth

    We hosted a virtual event commemorating Juneteenth in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    We celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by hosting an event with award-winning illustrator Jason Chin, who spoke about family, culture and his Chinese heritage.

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    We honored National Disability Employment Awareness Month by hosting a virtual event featuring the award-winning Infinite Flow Dance ensemble to promote inclusion through live performances, videos and discussion.

  • Operation Song

    We hosted an event with Operation Song, an organization that pairs service members and military spouses with professional songwriters to create music based on their military experiences. Employees enjoyed a sampling of songs produced by Operation Song in partnership with Travelers’ military diversity network.

Arts Education

We continued to support a number of organizations across the country to help create vibrant communities. We focus on organizations that stimulate creativity and incorporate the use of art in academic learning.

Project Success

We have supported Project Success since 1997, an organization that brings the arts to students in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Norman Rockwell Museum

In 2021, we announced our sponsorship of the “Imprinted: Illustrating Race” exhibit, which examines the role of published images in shaping attitudes toward race and culture in the U.S. The exhibit opened this past summer in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and will travel to other locations starting in 2024.