In 2017, ExxonMobil provided $41.5 million worldwide to colleges, universities and other organizations that support higher education. Of this amount, more than $37.9 million benefited higher education in the United States.
Our higher education initiatives focus on supporting programs that improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We also support diversity-based education programs and professional societies such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, among others.
Our major financial support for higher education in the United States is through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s Educational Matching Gift Program, which matches contributions of ExxonMobil employees and retirees to higher education on a 3-to-1 basis. In 2017, we granted more than $32.6 million in matching funds to more than 850 colleges and universities, the UNCF, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the American Indian College Fund.