ExxonMobil’s community investments seek to address strategic local priorities where we do business around the world. We partner with governments, other private sector companies and nongovernmental organizations to help enhance quality of life. We help address community and business needs such as health care, education and economic development. We have several community-specific programs, which range from access to skills training to support for cultural heritage protection. We consider the development goals of each community when deciding how best to invest, and we often participate in public-private partnerships and ongoing stakeholder engagement to help improve social and economic conditions.
In 2017, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $204 million in contributions worldwide, including a combined $161 million in cash, goods and services. Of that total, $84 million supported U.S. communities and $77 million supported communities in other countries. ExxonMobil employees and retirees donated more than $43 million through ExxonMobil’s matching gift and employee-giving programs.
Our employees are involved in local communities by providing pro bono legal services, helping build homes and serving as volunteer firefighters, among other activities. Through company-sponsored volunteer programs, more than 17,000 ExxonMobil employees, retirees and their families donated more than 483,000 volunteer hours to almost 4,100 charitable organizations in 26 countries in 2017.
The following report highlights ExxonMobil’s 2017 worldwide corporate contributions and community investments. Organizations in the United States that received grants of $5,000 or more are listed, and our investments benefiting countries outside the United States are summarized. Contributions reflected in this report were made by Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates – including XTO Energy Inc. – and the ExxonMobil Foundation.