Chevron to unveil $1 million in grants to six Richmond nonprofits


News Advisory

For Immediate Release


Chevron to Announce $1 Million Investment to Support Education and Economic Development Programs in Richmond

Special Community Event Will Announce Six Grants to Improve Education, Prepare Residents for Jobs


WHAT:                       Chevron will unveil its selection of six Richmond-area nonprofit organizations picked to receive a share of $1 million as a grant from the company’s California Partnership Program, an initiative that invests in education and economic development in California.


WHO:                         Leaders from the recipient organizations will join representatives from Chevron Richmond, elected Richmond and West Contra County officials, nonprofit organizations and other community leaders to hear a brief overview of the selected grant programs and how they will make an impact in our community.


WHEN:                       Wednesday, December 19, 2012

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


WHERE:                    Lovonya DeJean Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room

3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond


WHY:                         Chevron launched its California Partnership initiative in 2009 and each year since has invested funds to help nonprofit organizations geared toward economic development and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in California. These investments have benefitted more than half a million students and 6,600 teachers, provided 13,000 new STEM resources for students, helped train more than 10,000 people through job training programs, benefited 2,500 small business, and enabled 2,700 people to secure employment.


MEDIA RSVP:           Please RSVP Brent Tippen, Chevron policy, government and public affairs

510-242-4700 or Brent.Tippen@chevron.com.


**Note to Reporters      Breakfast will be available from 9:30-10:00 a.m. and any camera set up is requested to be completed before event begins.

Robert Rogers