■Cultural organizations including arts, museums, cultural and historical societies, performing arts, public broadcasting, etc.;
■Civic services including volunteer fire departments, emergency management, community centers and services, and libraries;
■Youth activities (age 18 and under);
■Parks, nature centers, botanic gardens;
■K-12 education (accredited private and public schools) and support- ing organizations such as PTA;
■Colleges and universities;
■Educational tutoring and mentoring;
■Environmental programs including biodiversity, conservation, and preservation of endangered species and habitats; and
■Humane societies, animal shelters, SPCA, etc.
Ineligible organizations include those not recognized as charitable and tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code or an instrumentality of a state or local government under IRC Section 170(c)(1). Further, organizations whose primary mission does not meet the charitable definition for VIP purposes are ineligible.
Ineligible organizations include:
■Churches, synagogues, etc., insofar as the activities are religious (church-sponsored accredited schools are eligible);
■Organizations with limited constituencies, such as sororities, frater- nities, alumni associations, business leagues, foreign language and social clubs, and veteran’s groups;
■Organizations that represent a conflict of interest for employees or the Company, or may involve the Company in controversial issues;
■Non-accredited K-12 schools or school districts;
■K-12 booster clubs or similar organizations (supporting athletics, band, cheerleading, drill team, choir, etc.) whose purpose is other than to support the school’s educational objectives;
■Hobby and other civic clubs, including genealogical societies, gar- den clubs, sportsmen clubs, participatory sports, etc.; and
The purpose of the Volunteer Involvement Program is to encourage charitable volunteerism in the community rather than simply con- tribute large sums of money to non-profit organizations. Volunteer service, activities and projects should be consistent with our pledge to be a good corporate citizen and support important societal goals including education, health and human services, and the environment.
Volunteer activities for organizations where the volunteer or anyone in the volunteer’s family is a member or receives any direct benefit of more than nominal value in return for the grant are ineligible for a VIP grant. It is the policy of ExxonMobil that employees and retir-
ees avoid any actual or apparent conflict of interest between their own personal interests and the interests of the Foundation. Any questions regarding conflicts of interest should be discussed with the employee’s supervisor, or referred to ExxonMobil Foundation.
Volunteer efforts at K-12 schools, colleges, or universities should sup- port academics and meet the definition of charitable for VIP purposes. Volunteer efforts supporting extracurricular activities (including con- cessions, carnivals, student chaperoning, athletics, band, cheerleading, etc.) are ineligible for VIP. Office and classroom assistance and PTA activities are eligible, as long as the effort does not benefit extracur- ricular activities.
Volunteer efforts associated with fundraising events may qualify for a VIP grant provided participation is open to the general public; the event is planned, organized, and sponsored by the non-profit organi- zation; and ExxonMobil volunteers are only assisting with the work necessary to put on the fundraising project, such as staffing of a reg- istration table, serving of refreshments, event clean-up, etc. The time that a person spends raising donations or walking in a walk-a-thon, riding in a bike-a-thon, etc. does not constitute volunteer work for the purposes of VIP.
Upon completing 20 hours of volunteer service, the eligible partici- pant should complete Part A of the application form and send the form to the charitable organization. The organization completes Part B and then returns the application to the following:
Volunteer Involvement Program
ExxonMobil Matching Gift Programs
P.O. Box 7288
Princeton, NJ 08543-7288
All payments will be issued on a quarterly basis. Application dead- lines are as follows:
First Quarter - March 15
Second Quarter - June 15
Third Quarter - September 15
Fourth Quarter - December 15
Payments for all VIP grants will be consolidated into one check and mailed directly to the recipient organization approximately one month after the application deadline. A summary listing identifying all volunteers will be included with the payment. Volunteers will receive a quarterly notification that their volunteer grants have been paid.
Applications must be received by March 15 to receive payment for the previous calendar year’s efforts. Volunteer hours may not be carried over from year to year.
If you have questions or wish to check on the status of your application, please call ExxonMobil Matching Gifts toll free at (877) 807-0204, or email email@example.com.
Electronic applications are available at: