Key Initiative

Community Resilience Award

Rewarding Leadership in Community Response

Travelers is committed to raising awareness about disaster preparedness and generating discussion around the importance of improving response and recovery actions after major events. Through our charitable giving arm, the Travelers Foundation, and our public policy division, the Travelers Institute®, Travelers created an annual Excellence in Community Resilience Award of $100,000 to recognize an organization that demonstrates leadership in addressing community resiliency. Past winners include:

  • Smart Home America (2018), which promotes the use of stronger construction methods, improved building codes and policies that create resilient communities;
  • Lowlander Center (2017), which supports lowland communities and places, both inland and coastal, for the benefit of both people and environment;
  • All Hands and Hearts (2016), which mobilizes volunteers to respond immediately after disaster strikes and stay until the job is done; and
  • Team Rubicon (2015), which provides disaster relief by pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals and technology.