Arts and culture
Arts and cultural organizations around the world offer a unique ability to enrich, inspire, and educate audiences with diverse backgrounds. In 2011, worldwide contributions supporting arts and cultural programs totaled more than $4.5 million, of which $3.5 million benefited communities in the United States.
In the U.S., our primary funding for the Arts is through ExxonMobil Foundation’s matching gift programs. These programs encourage and assist employees and retirees in their personal giving to cultural institutions by providing a matching contribution. In 2011, employees and retirees donated more than $2.4 million to arts and cultural organizations, and ExxonMobil Foundation contributed more than $1.6 million by matching their donations.