Travelers Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Travelers Insurance Company supports education through its academic and career success initiative. Focusing on the cities of Hartford, Connecticut and St. Paul, Minnesota, its prioritizes grades 5-12, the reduction of achievement gaps and educational opportunity for low-income and minority students.

IP TAKE: The Travelers Insurance Company’s academic and career success initiative prioritizes middle- and high-school programs that aim to reduce achievement gaps and improve academic opportunity for low-income and minority students. This funder runs an open application system for candidates in Hartford, Connecticut and St. Paul, Minnesota. Other applicants should contact local Travelers offices.

PROFILE: The Travelers Insurance Company, an American multinational property insurer, supports communities in the U.S. through its charitable foundation and corporate giving program. The company is over 160 years old and maintains its corporate headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut.  It’s philanthropic initiatives include academic and career success, thriving neighborhoods and culturally enriched communities, and its geographic focus prioritizes Hartford, Connecticut and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Travelers’ education and career success initiative aims to improve educational opportunities and reduce achievement gaps for low-income and minority students in grades 5-12. In Hartford, Connecticut, Travelers has invested in High School Inc., a public, college preparatory high school for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services fields. It has also funded Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, an East Hartford, Connecticut magnet high school that prepares students for careers in technology. In addition to supporting individual schools, Travelers awards smaller grants to organizations such as the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair, the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, and several public libraries. Traveler’s also supports many colleges and universities through its signature Travelers Edge program.

With its broad range of recipients, Travelers grants range from $1,000 to $500,000. A list of recent grantees and grant amounts is available on its website.

Application for grants may be made on-line for candidates in Hartford and St. Paul. Other applicants should pursue funding through representatives at local Travelers Insurance offices. Applications for education grants are generally due at the end of March.


Search for staff contact info and bios in PeopleFinder (paid subscribers only).