Giving back to the communities where ConocoPhillips employees live and work is both a way of life and source of pride. Across our operations, they invest their time and resources into assisting neighbors in need, forging lasting relationships and building stronger communities. During this holiday season, we are especially proud of the countless employees who share their time and talent supporting local organizations. These local heroes help feed the hungry, protect and conserve natural resources, provide civic and social services, support education and the arts, while at the same time promoting health and safety.
ConocoPhillips Alaska began supporting the construction of a local Cancer Center at Providence Medical Center in 2007, donating over $3 million dollars to the Providence Alaska Foundation. The center allows many Alaskans to remain in their home state, in the comfort of their own home, and surrounded by friends and family as they receive cancer care, treatment and evaluation. In 2019, construction was completed on the pediatric Alaska CARES facility in Anchorage, thanks in part to a $500,000 gift from ConocoPhillips. In addition, we helped construct a privacy wall in the pediatric infusion area to provide additional comfort to patients and their families.
Providence Cancer Center
In the Bakken, employees volunteered during the annual “Pick Up the Patch” program, cleaning road ditches in Watford City and Dickinson. They also helped organize the “Dickinson Angel Tree” program, working with Stark County Social Services, PATH (an area foster/adoption agency) and Home on the Range (a facility for troubled youth). The program matches the business community and other community organizations with children who need holiday gifts.
The annual ConocoPhillips Charity Golf Tournament in Dickinson, North Dakota, raised over $31,800 for the Stark County Sheriff’s Office to support a new K-9 program. Over $400,000 in philanthropic donations was awarded in the Bakken in 2019, in addition to the countless volunteer hours, including a day spent preparing Little Missouri State Park for summer visitors during the annual ConocoPhillips Volunteer Day.
Stark County Sheriff’s Office
Little Missouri State Park
In the Eagle Ford, 41 community investment events were held in 2019, with 117 volunteers donating 2076 hours of their time. These included a clay shoot benefitting STCH Ministries (formerly known as South Texas Children’s Home) that raised $152,000.
ConocoPhillips also provided transportation, lodging, food, gifts and a fishing charter to about 900 veterans as part of Warriors Weekend in south Texas, an event each May for servicemembers returning to the U.S. Volunteers helped cook and serve food, guide fishing expeditions and spent time engaging with the warriors.
ConocoPhillips employees in the Permian Basin supported several local charities, including raising $106,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Hobbs, New Mexico, at the 11th annual ConocoPhillips Trap Shoot fundraiser. Over the years, ConocoPhillips has donated a total of $450,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Hobbs. The 7th annual live auction and golf tournament benefitting Make-A-Wish, New Mexico, as well as other local charities, raised a record-setting $350,000. Additionally, more than 40 employees from the Midland, Texas office volunteered almost 400 hours with Habitat for Humanity.
Boys and Girls Club
Make-A-Wish, New Mexico
Habitat for Humanity
United Way Days of Caring
ConocoPhillips employees spent over 27,300 hours volunteering and global charitable investments totaled $51.9 million in 2019, including employee, retiree and company gifts. This included $6.2 million to United Way agencies that address specific needs in local communities. Funds for this effort were raised through direct contributions, a golf tournament, an art auction, a classic car show and numerous employee-sponsored events such as cook-outs and live entertainment.
During United Way Days of Caring in Houston, ConocoPhillips’ headquarters city, 469 employees dedicated over 1,560 hours to helping five local charities. Activities included:
Employees in Alaska created handmade, sanitized Halloween costumes for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Providence Medical Center during a “Day of Caring.”
NICU at Providence Medical Center
Join Us and Give Back
We all have the power to better our communities by cooperating to help others. During this holiday season, we encourage you to spend time volunteering with your family and friends. By promoting positive change, we can all set the stage for collaboration and balanced discussion. Making a difference by serving others is one great example of Power in Cooperation.