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Arts and culture

Arts and cultural organizations around the world offer a unique ability to enrich, inspire and educate audiences with diverse backgrounds.

ExxonMobil provides monetary support to arts and culture projects in many of the countries where we work. In 2016, worldwide corporate and ExxonMobil Foundation contributions supporting arts and cultural programs totaled more than $3.2 million, of which $2.8 million benefited communities in the United States.

Photo — ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights in Houston, Texas.

In the United States, our primary funding for the Arts is through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s matching gift programs. These programs encourage and assist employees and retirees in their personal giving to cultural institutions by providing a matching contribution. In 2016, employees and retirees donated more than $2.8 million to arts and cultural organizations, and the ExxonMobil Foundation contributed more than $1.8 million by matching their donations.