Chevron Richmond is committed to investing in Richmond and West County by giving time and resources to support local organizations that make our community a better place to live and work. We make social investments to results-orientated non-profits that help improve schools, drive economic development, train workers and provide opportunities for youth in this community.
Our funding priorities are in three target areas:
- Economic development, with an emphasis on job training and creation and small business development
- Public Safety, focused on at-risk youth intervention programs
- Education focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs that are provided directly to West Contra Costa Unified School District
In 2015, Chevron contributed more than $6.9 million to nonprofit and civic organizations in Richmond and West Contra Costa County. Key 2015 contributions went to support programs such as:
Economic Development Programs including Economic Revitalization Initiative West Contra Costa Sparkpoint Center, Rubicon Programs, City of Richmond YouthWORKS and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Program.
Educational Programs including Fab Lab Richmond, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), Teach for America, Project Lead the Way and Richmond High School Robotics Program.
Youth Services Programs including YMCA Youth and Family Services and Rosie’s Girls Program, Wright Institute and Community Violence Solutions.
Civic and Community Programs including Juneteenth Festival, Cinco de Mayo Festival, GRIP Harmony Walk, North Richmond Music Festival, and El Cerrito/Richmond Police and Fire Toy Program.
For a complete list of our 2015 Charitable Contributions, please take a look at our 2015 Community Giving Report here.