Community Development Projects Are Shell Oil Company Foundation Favorite

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

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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