- Assets: $4,768,563 (2013)
- Grants Received: $0 (2013)
- Grants Awarded: $200,000 (2013)
The Chevron Global Fund (CGF) was originally known as the ChevronTexaco Foundation and, alternatively, the ChevronTexaco Global Fund. It was initially formed by way of a merger between the Chevron Foundation and the Texaco Foundation, gained nonprofit status in 1999, and adopted its current name in 2005.
Viewing the U.S. as a nation where bigotry and discrimination against racial, ethnic, and religious minorities are widespread, CGF 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” which funneled $1.5 million in grants “to assist victims of discrimination.” The beneficiaries of these funds were “nineteen organizationsacross the country, who focus on curbing discrimination against Arabs, Muslims and South Asians” — discrimination that, by CGF’s telling, has increased substantially in the post-9/11 era. Among these 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 CGF 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, the NAACP, the 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 CGF, click here.