Through Chevron's Mississippi Public and Government Affairs Department headquartered at the Pascagoula Refinery, Chevron contributes annually in support of local nonprofit organizations and civic programs.
When allocating contribution funds, we prioritize programs closely connected to the refinery's business interests in Jackson County, such as those which enhance public or early childhood education, support youth development, or address environmental and social concerns. Because Chevron operates our business here with the permission and cooperation of our neighbors, programs that benefit Jackson County are given priority consideration. We also support state-wide organizations and programs, particularly those emphasizing education.
Please note that Chevron traditionally does not purchase ad space in yearbooks, fund trips of any kind, or sponsor beauty pageants.
Chevron Pascagoula Refinery occasionally donates surplus equipment and scrap materials to area nonprofit organizations.
The refinery donates scrap carbon steel to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and to local high school vocational-technical programs for use in their welding and pipe-fitting classes. Also, hundreds of our surplus 55-gallon drums are donated to city and county recreation departments for use as trash receptacles at ball fields and parks. Recreational leagues and high school athletic programs use surplus belting from our Coker Conveyer System to line batting cages.
Please note that storehouse items, including safety glasses and plastic liners for 55-gallon drums, are not categorized as surplus and are not among the material available for donation.
Chevron encourages employees to volunteer their time and talents in the community. The company supports these efforts through Chevron Humankind, which matches U.S. employees' and retirees' financial contributions to nonprofit organizations and provides grants for volunteer time.
Since Chevron Humankind's inception in 2008 until 2011, participant contributions and company matches distributed over $95 million to U.S. nonprofits. More than 21,000 participants supported more than 12,000 nonprofits, helping to advance their missions.
Special Events Trailer
Chevron Pascagoula Refinery offers the use of its Special Events trailer to nonprofit civic organizations, schools, and youth sports organizations. Often described as a "portable concession stand," the trailer features three counter windows and is 7' wide x 12'8" long. It has interior lighting and receptacles with 30-amp shore power connection.
Use of the trailer is subject to availability; request must be made through Public Affairs (see sidebar) at least a month in advance.