The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States.
Founded in 1955 as Esso Education Foundation, the Foundation’s name was changed to ExxonMobil Foundation in 2000 following the merger of Exxon Corporation and Mobil Corporation. The Foundation has a strategic focus supporting education with an emphasis on math and science in the United States, promoting women as catalysts for economic development and ending deaths from malaria.
In 2014, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $272 million in contributions worldwide.
ExxonMobil Foundation focus areas
The ExxonMobil Foundation seeks to have a meaningful impact by focusing the majority of its spending on creating economic opportunities for women, math and science education and malaria.
The ExxonMobil Foundation supports programs that target global health issues, specifically malaria, because it believes that good health is a springboard to opportunity, achievement and development. Malaria is preventable, treatable and curable, and thanks to better awareness, prevention and treatment tools, global malaria mortality rates have dropped by 60 percent since 2000. The ExxonMobil Foundation supports a wide range of prevention, treatment, research and advocacy programs to end deaths from malaria.
Math and science
Globally, a strong emphasis on education empowers communities and builds the foundation for human progress. The ExxonMobil Foundation focuses on math and science education because they are — and will increasingly be — the universal languages of the global workplace and are critical tools for success in today’s high-tech world.
Women's economic opportunity
Investing in women's economic participation provides long-term benefits to them, their families, their societies and their countries. Through the ExxonMobil Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, more than $90 million has been invested toward promoting women’s economic opportunities. Through our partnerships, tens of thousands of women in nearly 90 countries have been reached through training programs, networking opportunities and access to technology. See more