Who We Serve

Y Preferred Vendor
ACA Educational Ally
CCCA Business Member

YMCAS | Jewish Organizations | Camps


YMCAS

The only mission-aligned insurance partner serving the Y community.

More than half of the YMCAs in the United States choose to partner with the The Redwoods Group for insuring and protecting their organizations.

We are the only mission-aligned partner that serves Ys. In fact, for the past 20 years that our leadership has been serving Ys, we’ve been learning from you and how you serve your communities.

We’ve learned that Ys have many similar experiences: Camping to ropes courses, childcare to transportation, afterschool programs to night classes. While your programs may be unique to you, we see common threads woven through thousands of Ys: love of community, care for youth, and commitment to values.

We’ve learned that there are challenges nearly every Y shares. We consider it our responsibility to share the best practices from thousands of Ys like yours. If we keep young people safer, if we help you conserve costs and keep your staff safe from harm, you can better serve your community. We achieve our mission in helping you achieve yours. It’s a simple equation.

We’ve also learned that every Y is different. Just like every community is different. And every child is different.

Which is why we get to know your staff long before there’s an incident. In fact, we’ll come to your facilities and learn about your programs before you ever become our customer. And we'll price your premiums on a much fairer basis than a typical insurance provider. We'll consider what has happened in your past, but we'll also consider the choices you’re making today and the steps you’re taking toward prevention.That’s one of the reasons why over 90% of our customers stay with us each year.

Our goal is a safer Y, so you can serve.

Jewish Community Centers, Federations, Family & Child Service Agencies, Day Schools

The only mission-aligned insurance partner serving Jewish community organizations.

You serve a special role in your community. Whether it’s classes for toddlers or a community Shabbat dinner, family swim night or a folk dancing class for seniors—you bring people together, share values and change lives.

You have a social mission. Redwoods is the only mission-aligned partner that serves Jewish Community Centers, Federations, Family & Child Service agencies, and Day Schools. We serve the member organizations of JCCA, JFNA and AJFCA that operate in the U.S.

Our experience in serving these great Jewish organizations is rooted in the two decades we have been serving YMCAs.

We learned these communities have several important things in common: Similar programs and safety challenges. And a similar commitment to bringing people together and sharing culture and values.

We also understand the unique needs of the JCCs, Federations, Family Service agencies and Day Schools. We are proud that Redwoods is a preferred vendor of the Jewish Community Center Association. Working together with our first JCCs beginning in 2005, we learned even more about the role these centers serve in Jewish family life.

And where people gather, there is always a need to keep them safe. So we get to know the staff at each of our customer organizations before you become a customer and long before you need us to respond to an incident. We want to hear about the ways you serve your community. We want to learn how we can help.

Because we share your commitment to your community and keeping children safe, we price your premiums on a much fairer basis than a typical insurance provider. We consider what has happened in your past, but we also consider the choices you’re making today and the steps you’re taking toward prevention. Ongoing prevention is not only key to stable, reasonable rates—and one of the reasons why over 90% of our customers stay with us each year—it’s how we serve our community, by helping you serve yours.

Camps

The only mission-aligned insurance partner serving nonprofit and for-benefit camps.

Camps don’t just create lasting memories, they create tomorrow’s leaders. We recognize the important role camps play in impacting lives of young people. We want to support you in your effort.

We don’t just serve any camps. We serve only nonprofit and for-benefit camps because our mission is about helping organizations whose singular goal is to improve lives and change communities.

We are the only mission-aligned partner for those camps.

That’s why keeping your staff and the children you serve safe is such an important part of what we do. Camps have unique challenges. From rock climbing to ropes courses, mess halls to transportation, swimming to nature hikes—being active is all part of the camp experience. We know that wherever kids are being active, they risk being injured. And we also know that no one is more motivated to keep kids safe than camp counselors and staff. So we come to you as both an insurance partner and a safety partner. We visit your camp and get to know you and your staff before you ever sign a policy and long before there’s an incident. We work together to share knowledge and ideas and best practices from camps across the country to help make your camp safer.

That’s why we price your premiums on a much fairer basis than a typical insurance provider. We consider what has happened in your past, but we also consider the choices you’re making today and the steps you’re taking toward prevention. And that’s one of the reasons why over 90% of our customers stay with us each year. We work to achieve our mission by supporting you in achieving yours.