The Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), today announced that it is accepting applications for its annual Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award. The award was created to recognize nonprofits dedicated to helping communities prepare for, and recover from, catastrophic events. The winning organization will receive a $100,000 grant, presented at the annual "Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season" symposium in June, hosted by the company's public policy division, the Travelers Institute.

"Effective disaster response and preparation programs lead to stronger communities," said Marlene Ibsen, CEO and President of the Travelers Foundation. "The Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award provides an opportunity for those organizations that are helping create a more resilient country to gain additional resources and make an even greater impact."

Previous Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award recipients are the Lowlander Center, a Louisiana-based nonprofit organization that provides education, research and advocacy for the state's coastal communities; All Hands Volunteers, a nonprofit disaster relief organization; and Team Rubicon, a nonprofit that leverages the skills and experiences of military veterans to deploy emergency response teams after disasters.

For award criteria, applicant guidelines or to apply, please visit the Travelers Community website. Applications will be accepted now through Dec. 15, 2017.

About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $28 billion in 2016. For more information, visit

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