Community Investment Grants
Marathon Petroleum Corporation / Marathon Petroleum Foundation
Grant amount: Up to US $100,000
Fields of work: Environmental Conservation Environment Sustainability Disaster Preparedness STEM Education Vocational & Trade Education Parks & Public Spaces Sanitation & Clean Drinking Water Basic Human Needs Greening & Beautification Youth Development & Leadership Economic Services & Development First Responders Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Show all
Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit, Indigenous Group
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Project / Program
Location of project: Preferred: Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Counties in California: Contra Costa County, Los Angeles County, Washington County, Minnesota, McKinley County, New Mexico, Counties in North Dakota: Morton County, Stark County, Counties in Texas: Bexar County, El Paso County, Salt Lake County, Utah, Skagit County, Washington Other eligible locations: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming Show all
Location of residency: Preferred: Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Counties in California: Contra Costa County, Los Angeles County, Washington County, Minnesota, McKinley County, New Mexico, Counties in North Dakota: Morton County, Stark County, Counties in Texas: Bexar County, El Paso County, Salt Lake County, Utah, Skagit County, Washington Other eligible locations: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming Show all
Charitable Contributions and Grants
MPC and our employees provide support to 501(c)(3) non-profit and government-related organizations and agencies in the form of foundation grants, corporate contributions and sponsorships and workplace giving and volunteerism. While we will accept requests from eligible organizations across our marketing area, preference will be given to communities where the company has a significant operational and employee presence.
We strategically focus community investments on three core areas where it can make a positive, measurable impact: workforce development, sustainability and thriving communities.
Communities Investment Priorities
From engineers to pipefitters, chemists to accountants, IT specialists to welders, MPC’s success relies on our ability to recruit and retain employees with exceptional skills-based experience. Our goal is to invest in workforce initiatives that better prepare individuals for professional success by increasing access to high-quality educational training and career readiness resources inclusive of vocational, technical and skilled trades.
Consistent with our commitment to meet the needs of today while investing in a sustainable future is our support of community programs involving environmental conservation and sustainability. MPC supports environmental government agencies, community groups, trade organizations and professional and industry associations devoted to protecting, conserving and sustaining natural resources. These efforts may include life sciences and breakthrough research, protecting biodiversity, preserving or creating parks and green spaces, improving air and water quality and increasing access to clean water and food.
We are committed to making our communities stronger, safer and thriving places to live, work and play. MPC provides funding for programs that promote the resiliency of our shared communities including helping to address basic needs, supporting youth development programs and creating opportunities for economic vitality. This also includes safety projects and efforts that help communities better prepare for, mitigate the risks of and respond to disasters, hazards and emergenciess
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- To be eligible to receive charitable support from MPC, organizations must be both:
- Incorporated in the United States
- Recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or as part of a federal, state, local or tribal government as provided by Section 170(c)(1) of the Code
- MPC receives numerous requests for support each year but can respond positively to only a small percentage. Our preference is to support programs and projects with measurable outcomes that are most closely aligned with our community investment strategy and focus areas, and that serve the communities where we have a significant presence.
- Our regions are as follows below.
- El Paso, TX (west TX and southeast NM)
- Gallup, NM (central and northern NM)
- Mountain (CO, ID, UT and WY)
- Northern CA
- Northern Great Plains (ND, SD and MT)
- Pacific NW (WA and OR)
- St. Paul Park (MN and WI)
- San Antonio, TX
- Southern CA
- Neither MPC nor the Marathon Petroleum Foundation will make charitable contributions to any of the following:
- For-profit entities
- Political parties, candidates and organizations
- Fraternal, labor, athletic, alumni and social organizations and their related foundations
- Chambers of commerce and other business leagues or organizations
- Private foundations and foundations classified as supporting organizations by the IRS
- Organizations that do not comply with the USA Patriot Act
- Churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship and related ecumenical groups
- Organizations that discriminate against others based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religious preference, mental and/or physical abilities, marital or parental status, military-veteran status or any other status or condition protected by law
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