Chevron (NYSE: CVX) today announced a new program with the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund (The Ed. Fund) and online education charity DonorsChoose.org to fund science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) oriented classroom project requests submitted by public school teachers in West Contra Costa County.
With the West Contra Costa Unified School District program, Chevron is matching donations through the “Double Your Impact” campaign for selected classroom projects posted on DonorsChoose.org from public school districts in the Bay Area, the San Joaquin Valley and the Los Angeles Basin.
The Ed. Fund (West Contra Costa Public Education Fund) is dedicated to inspiring student achievement, encouraging commitment to lifelong learning, honoring and supporting teachers, and building community partnerships committed to public education in West County public schools. Over the years The Ed. Fund has provided over $2 million to West County teachers and students and distributed nearly $400,000 in college scholarships.
The announcement underscores Chevron’s commitment to West County and Richmond with strategic community giving, despite politically driven attempts by its radical left-wing, anti-business Mayor and Council majority that nay say Chevron and other business contributions to the community, except those deemed “green” enough to better help kill area jobs.