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SOCIAL INVESTMENTS

At Marathon Oil, our social investment programs are a partnership with non-profit organizations. Together we invest our time and financial resources to address social issues that impact our business and the communities where we live and work. We work with local organizations to develop and support projects that:

  • Improve local workforce capabilities through education and training programs
  • Empower socially or economically disadvantaged populations
  • Address public health issues that impact our communities, employees and contractors
  • Protect and conserve natural resources, habitats and environments

Marathon Oil does not accept unsolicited funding requests. 

  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment

We invest in education from kindergarten through college to strengthen the communities where we operate and build the future workforce.

We support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum enhancements, literacy, teacher training and development, programs to meet community social needs that impact educational outcomes, and college scholarships.

Our goals are to stimulate interest in STEM fields and increase the number of students who finish high school and continue their education at a two- or four-year college. We hope pursuing STEM fields leads some of these students to work for Marathon Oil and become industry leaders.

We developed an Integrated Education Funding Model to ensure our investments drive meaningful change in academic performance, graduation rates and interest in STEM fields. The model helps us identify promising programs and measure effectiveness. It also guides stakeholder engagement to address outside factors that can impact educational outcomes, such as parental support and underlying social issues.

The model establishes roles and responsibilities in helping children succeed in school. Marathon Oil’s role is to provide financial assistance and volunteers for mentoring, tutoring, reading programs and campus relations. Other stakeholders include community organizations, parents, teachers and school districts, four-year colleges and vocational/technical programs.

Bioko Island Malaria Control Project

The Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP) in Equatorial Guinea remains Marathon Oil''s primary strategic social responsibility project. Launched in 2003, it is one of the longest sustained malaria control projects in recent history.

Partnering for Heart Health

Marathon Oil has an ongoing partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our employees, their families and communities where we work. AHA emphasizes prevention and building healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke, which helps ensure a healthy workforce.

 

To act on our core value of environmental stewardship, we invest in opportunities that protect and conserve natural resources, habitats and environments.

Planting for Houston''s Future

Trees For Houston and Marathon Oil have partnered to on a tree farm and education center that benefits the Houston community. 

Engaging Children in Energy Awareness

The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) Energy Conservation Club presented by Marathon Oil is a platform for engaging children in energy conservation, efficiency and appropriate use of resources. Participation encourages kids to develop a sense of civic responsibility around energy conservation and spread awareness to their families and communities.

Bringing the Houston Zoo to the World

Marathon Oil supports the Houston Zoo distance learning program to schoolchildren who are unable to take field trips to the Zoo due to location, travel expenses and school budget cuts.