The Shell Oil Company Foundation, founded in 1953, is one of the nation’s leading company-sponsored foundations. It allocates funds to Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational institutions on an annual basis across clearly defined areas of focus. It funds projects where the company has a major presence.
Deadlines are rolling; the foundation made $2.1 million in grants last year.
Among other areas, the Shell Oil foundation’s areas of focus include:
- K-12 Education: The foundation focuses on energy awareness and increasing interest in technical careers among students and professional development in science and math among educators. It aids K-12 programs that boost math and science skills, as well as university programs that aid engineering and geoscience students and departments. Shell funds projects at vocational and technical schools where chemical and refinery operators and technicians are trained. The foundation is especially interested in supporting educational outreach in math, science and technology to women/minority students and academic institutions with ethnically diverse enrollments.
- Community Outreach: The company funds a broad array of community outreach projects, particularly in areas where its employees work and live. Focus is on civic and human needs in the community while promoting healthy lifestyles, major and cultural arts that promote access to underserved students and communities, and disaster relief efforts. These projects range from local neighborhood improvement efforts to regional non-profit organizations.
Contact:; Shell Oil Company, Social Investment Department, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana, Suite 4749, Houston, TX 77002