Health & Social Services
Helping improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work is a fundamental value for ConocoPhillips and our employees.
To that end, support for social services organizations comprises approximately one-quarter of the company’s contributions. In 2014 the company donated $6 million to 400 nonprofit groups in Alaska and our employees donated more than 6,000 hours helping their neighbors throughout Alaska.
Support for social services organizations comprises approximately one-quarter of the company’s contributions. We work closely with United Way, which is the recipient of about half of the company’s donations to social service groups. United Way in turn supports dozens of Alaska health and social service organizations.
Over many years, ConocoPhillips and its employees have played a leadership role with United Way, providing combined annual contributions in excess of $1 million. In addition, an average of more than 300 of our employees volunteer for the annual Day of Caring, providing assistance on a variety of projects in the community. ConocoPhillips also provides office space to the United Way of Anchorage – a key in-kind contribution in support of United Way’s good work in Alaska.
On April 12, 2017, the United Way of Anchorage presented a plaque to ConocoPhillips and its employees for 50 years of continuous support, including 14 consecutive years of raising $1,000,000+ for United Ways in Alaska. In 2016, despite a downturn in the oil & gas industry ConocoPhillips Alaska employees raised over a million dollars for United Ways in Alaska, and was the only company to contribute at the million dollar level in 2016. Funds raised by the United Way help improve graduation rates, and have helped decrease homelessness in Anchorage.
ConocoPhillips Alaska is proud of our ongoing relationship with Covenant House Alaska, providing programs and services to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth. Funding is used to provide a myriad of services, including food and shelter, GED (high school diplomacy equivalent) classes, assistance with job skills and employment and access to healthcare. ConocoPhillips has supported Covenant House for over 25 years and has provided gifts that have impacted thousands of youth transitioning to independent living.
Recently, ConocoPhillips Alaska contributed $500,000 to the "Our House is Full" campaign, to build a new home for the Covenant House Crisis Center in Anchorage. The new building will give at-risk and homeless youth, aged 13 to 20, access to better health care and healthy activities in a facility specifically designed for sanctuary and safety.
Feeding Alaska's Hungry
ConocoPhillips recognized the increasing number of hungry and homeless individuals and families in our communities and focused on support organizations that address these issues. For example, ConocoPhillips sponsored Bean’s Café, food banks throughout Alaska and the Children’s Lunchbox, all of which share a common goal of feeding Alaska’s hungry. Catholic Social Services operates a variety of programs that provide emergency food and shelter. Additionally, we’ve given more than $300,000 in total contributions to the Kenai Food bank since 1990.