Travelers Foundation

Location: 385 Washington St Mc Nb10t, St Paul, 55102 MN

EIN: 41-1924256

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Travelers Foundation

Sep 08, 2018 1

Reviewer 1782 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

Note that program officer with whom we worked retired in 2017 - so this info is somewhat out of date. We were funded 3 times, each for $10K or less. We found that the program officer, who thought we had excellent results, was very supportive of our work. However, we kept hearing more decisions were being made in Connecticut. The last time we applied the program officer gave us very specific suggestions about what to include in a proposal. Then it was rejected with no explanation. Having raised more than $30 million in grants, I find this kind of thing deeply frustrating. There is new leadership at Travelers. I would be very careful about investing time in this foundation until I had a clear understanding about what new leadership is seeking.

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Aug 17, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

Used to be a high-impact focused and involved funder, but seems impenetrable or uninterested now.

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Feb 19, 2018 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The current program officer is very responsive via email but is based in Hartford, CT. Since the local program officer retired and that position moved out of MN, there is clearly a difference/decrease in the commitment Traveler's has here.

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Sep 27, 2017

Reviewer 826 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

There is no longer a local Foundation presence for this funder. All communications are with Hartford, CT.

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Jun 28, 2017

Reviewer 438 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

When Travelers took over The St. Paul Companies, it began a slow and determined decline in giving in Minnesota. They have been incredibly generous, and helped organizations like College Possible and others thrive. But I fear the future is tenuous.

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