On #GivingTuesday, Chevron Richmond surprised 15 organizations working to improve the lives of West Contra Costa residents with donations totaling more than $100,000.
GivingTuesday is a global movement created in 2012 to inspire generosity. While the movement encourages giving every Tuesday, an annual celebration occurs on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Among the organizations benefiting from Chevron Richmond’s #GivingTuesday donations are Meals on Wheels West Contra Costa to cover volunteer drivers’ transportation costs, the NAACP Richmond Chapter, and the Mayor’s Community Fund’s Housing First Initiative, which finds homes for unhoused local families and residents and pays their rent for a year.
Chevron Richmond donates to local organizations throughout the year, providing $4.21 million last fiscal year alone. Between 2019-2021, Richmond Refinery employees logged over 17,000 volunteer hours in the community. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to reinforce the company’s commitment to being a good neighbor, according to Chevron Richmond Refinery Director Tolly Graves.
“I think it is really important to work with organizations that give so much to our community. We have been a part of the Richmond community for more than a century and while we have seen a lot of change, one thing remains constant: and that is our commitment to improve lives of the West Contra Costa residents” Graves said. “Our mission is to continue to improve our environmental performance, enhance our community partnerships and enable positive economic impact, development and sustainability.”
To learn more about Chevron Richmond’s progress in these efforts, check out the company’s 2020-2021 Richmond Community Report here.
To learn more about the organizations Chevron Richmond supported and to make your own #GivingTuesday donation, see the list below and click on the hyperlinks.
- 1Hundred Years Enterprise Foundation
- Bay Area Rescue Mission
- Community Housing Development Corporation (CDHC)
- Fab Lab at Kennedy High School
- Familia Unidas
- Greater Richmond Interfaith Program
- Meals on Wheels West Contra Costa
- NAACP Richmond Chapter
- NIAD Art Center
- RCF Connects – Mayor’s Community Fund/Housing First Initiative
- Richmond Museum Association
- Richmond Neighborhood Coordinating Council
- Richmond Police Activities League
- SOS Richmond
- Welding Lab at Kennedy High School