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 strategically focused vision supporting math and science education, economic opportunities for women and malaria prevention. Suzanne McCarron has served as President of the Foundation since May 2010.
In 2012, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $256 million in contributions worldwide, of which $116 million was dedicated to education.
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 targeted to worldwide 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 deaths have dropped more than 25 percent since 2000. The ExxonMobil Foundation, through the ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative, supports a wide range of prevention, treatment and advocacy programs to end deaths from malaria. Learn more.
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. Through ExxonMobil’s Math and Science Initiative, more than $818 million has been provided for education programs, with $140 million directed specifically toward teacher training programs in the United States. Through the work of our partners, more than 72,000 teachers have been trained over the past decade. Learn more.
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 $70 million has been invested toward promoting women’s economic opportunities. Through our partnerships, more than tens of thousands of women in nearly 90 countries have been reached. Learn more.