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Travelers Grant - Culturally Enriched Communities

Grants to Connecticut and Minnesota Nonprofits in Eligible
Locations for Arts, Culture, and Education Programming

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Grants to St. Paul, Minnesota and Hartford, Connecticut nonprofits for programs that enhance the lives of residents of low-income and underrepresented communities through arts and culture. Applicants should initiate a pre-application at least three weeks before the deadline.

Grants are given primarily for project, program and operating support and for limited capital opportunities.

This cycle is accepting applications in the Culturally Enriched Communities program area. Travelers supports organizations that build communities and enrich lives through access for low-income and underrepresented communities to arts and culture, and that use the arts to contribute directly to enhanced academic learning.

- Arts Education
Travelers funds organizations that incorporate the use of the arts in learning and stimulate creativity, while supporting improved academic achievement in local public schools.

- Arts and Diversity
Travelers funds a wide range of organizations in order to build multi-cultural understanding in our communities. Travelers also aims to strengthen organizations that develop and present cultural and artistic traditions and/or provide access to various forms of art to diverse audiences.

- Enhancing Communities Through the Arts
Travelers provides a small number of operating grants and/or sponsorships for key arts organizations in the downtown neighborhoods of Hartford, Conn., and St. Paul, Minn., in order to contribute to the vitality of the region.

Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to their communities by ensuring that their governing bodies include representatives from within the community and projects that directly serve low-income communities. Collaborative efforts and initiatives that fit more than one of the priority funding areas will receive greater consideration.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178044

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Contributions will be made only for the charitable and volunteer efforts of nonprofit organizations [501(c)(3) in U.S. or registered charity in Canada].

Grantmaking will be focused on Hartford, Conn.; Saint Paul, Minn.; and selected locations where Travelers has a significant business presence. Particular interest is given to initiatives that affect the neighborhoods where offices are located.

Support for public entities will be considered on a limited basis. Special consideration will be given when there is a nonprofit partner in a leadership role in the proposed activities or where a collective impact or collaborative approach is used.

Contributions will generally not be granted for:
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, culture, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a military veteran or genetic information.
- Sectarian religious organizations, unless it can be shown that the organization is seeking charitable funds in the direct interest of the whole community.
- Fraternal organizations.
- Political or lobbying organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Funding requests are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed quarterly. The 2018 Grant Cycle will open on January 2, 2018.

If your organization is located in or serves Hartford, Conn., or St. Paul, Minn., and falls within the Travelers grantmaking guidelines, please complete the pre-application. Once your pre-application has been reviewed, Travelers will invite full proposals only from those organizations that best align with its community goals and guidelines.

Full applications will be due on February 2, 2018. Applicants are recommended to initiate the pre-application at least three weeks before the deadlines.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Rita Ortiz, Director, Community Relations

Erin Haberman, Director, Community Relations

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Hartford;   Minnesota: St. Paul