Chevron is committed to being a good community partner by improving the quality of life for Richmond/West Contra Costa County residents. We make social investments that will expand economic development and improve social well-being through capacity building and community investment. We focus on funding results-oriented organizations, enabling our contributions to have a greater impact in the community.

Our funding priorities are in three target areas:

  • Economic development, with an emphasis on job creation and small business development
  • Public Safety, focusing on at-risk youth intervention programs
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs that are provided directly to West Contra Costa Unified School District

We welcome your organization’s interest in strategically working with us to contribute to the continued growth of the Richmond area as a vibrant place to live and work. For our 2014 funding guidelines and application, please click here (DOC, 188 KB).

Local Support

In 2012, Chevron contributed more than $5 million to nonprofit and civic organizations in Richmond and West Contra Costa County. Key 2012 contributions went to support programs such as:

Economic Development Programs including West Contra Costa Sparkpoint Center, Rubicon Programs, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, City of Richmond YouthWORKS and GRID Alternatives.

Educational Programs including West Contra Costa Unified School District STEM Initiatives, Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA), Teach for America, Project Lead the Way and Richmond High School Robotics Program.

Youth Services Programs including Familias Unidas, the RYSE Center, YMCA Youth and Family Services and Rosie's Girls Program.

Civic and Community Programs including Juneteenth Festival, Cinco de Mayo Festival, Richmond Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit and El Cerrito Richmond Police and Fire Toy Program.

For a complete list of our 2012 Charitable Contributions, please take a look at our 2012 Community Giving Report English (275 KB) Spanish (273 KB).