- Assets: $3,511,914 (2009)
- Grants Awarded: $521,952 (2009)
Formed by a merger between the Chevron and Texaco Foundations, the ChevronTexaco Foundation (CTF) [or Chevron Global Fund (CGF), which is the name they use when they file their IRS Form 990], functions as the grant-making arm of the two companies. More than half of the $90.8 million in grants which this Foundation awarded in 2006 was earmarked for beneficiaries outside of North America. Those recipients were located in West Africa, the Philippines, Venezuela, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Latin America, and the Caribbean/Central America Region. In 2004, $63.8 million was distributed for community initiatives and projects outside the United States.
Viewing the U.S. as a nation where bigotry and discrimination against minorities are widespread, CTF structures its philanthropic efforts to counteract those perceived societal flaws. In March 2003, for instance, the Foundation joined forces with the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) to create a "September 11th Anti-Bias Project" that funneled $1.5 million in grants “to assist victims of discrimination.” The beneficiaries of these funds were “nineteen organizations across the country, who focus on curbing discrimination against Arabs, Muslims and South Asians” – discrimination that CTF asserts has increased dramatically since the 9/11 attacks. Among the donees were the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, American Immigration Law Foundation, the Arab American Institute Foundation, the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, and the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada.
Other CTF grant recipients include the Brookings Institution; the Carter Center; the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; the Human Rights Campaign; the Izaak Walton League of America; the League of United Latin American Citizens; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; National Council of La Raza; the National Organization for Women; the National Urban League; the National Women’s Law Center; the Nature Conservancy; the Progressive Policy Institute; the Tides Center and the Tides Foundation; Trust for Public Land; Women’s Policy, Inc.; and the World Wildlife Fund.
To view a list of additional noteworthy grantees of the ChevronTexaco Foundation (Chevron Global Fund), click here.
(Information on grantees and monetary amounts courtesy of The Foundation Center, GuideStar, ActivistCash, the Capital Research Center and Undue Influence)