CRC in the Community

CRC is proud to partner with many non-profit organizations and community groups throughout California to help make long-term, positive impacts on families and businesses across the state.

Here’s a snapshot of some of our community outreach efforts in 2019:


California is a geographical masterpiece. Her shores rise up to the magnificent jagged peaks that stand guard over fertile valleys and cast long shadows on the deserts. Just like the abundance of our geological resources, we also have a diverse population that make up the cultural tapestry of our Golden State. Diversity is the state’s greatest treat and as a proud California company, California Resources Corporation is dedicated to ensuring our local diverse communities have a vibrant economy and sustainable future for generations to come. Todd Stevens, CEO, says “In California, it’s important for us that we’re an all California workforce to give back to where we live and work”. CRC takes great pride in helping improve the quality of life for California working families by championing access to affordable and reliable energy now and in the future. We are proud to support expanding access to the American Dream for all. Ensuring the fundamental right for Californians to have upward economic mobility and financial security, regardless of education or socioeconomic status. Aleen Manchester, Public Affairs Manager says, “We’re a Californian company. All of our operations are here in California, our kids are here, our families are here. We know there’s an overwhelming need for free resources especially in our disadvantaged communities. The men and women of CRC are so excited and honored to be able to volunteer their time to be at events”. In recognition of our values in promoting social responsibility, CRC was honored to receive the Corporate Citizen of the Year award by the Shafter Chamber of Commerce in Kern County and was inducted into the San Fernando Valley Business Hall of Fame. The future of our state is rooted in the education of today’s youth. CRC is dedicated to providing STEM education to energize our future leaders to learn and thrive. We celebrate the contributions and the important roles women have in our company and industry. Carmen Ferreyra, Operations Supervisor, says, “Developing those women within our industry and just giving them the tools to make them better and more successful in their job”. We salute our military heroes and first responders and recognize and honor their sacrifices and dedications to protect our nation’s freedom. In 2019, we proudly celebrated our greatest resource, our employees and the great value they bring to the entire state by providing safe, affordable and reliable energy for Californians. Bob Grundstrom, VP of Technology and Innovation, says, “We want to be a part of the community and we can really make a difference”.


Following are what a few of CRC’s partners have to say:

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LA Clippers annual Feed the Community Thanksgiving event

California Resources Corporation, like the L.A. Clippers, is committed to making an indelible impact on the greater Los Angeles community and both of our organizations are dedicated to providing support, resources, education and aid to Angelenos in need. As part of our relationship, CRC supports the Clippers’ annual Feed the Community Thanksgiving event, feeding thousands of families in need, and Clippers SciFest, which gives thousands of SoCal students, teachers and families hands-on science, technology, engineering and math experiences at a STEM convention. CRC also honors and celebrates military members, veterans and their families by hosting them at Clippers games with VIP experiences and in-arena recognitions. We’re proud to partner with CRC to support our community and military members."

Scott Sonnenberg, Chief Global Partnerships Officer, L.A. Clippers

Photo of student at event for Mayors Fund for education in Long Beach
Photo of student at event for Mayors Fund for education in Long Beach

The Mayor’s Fund for Education in Long Beach believes that investment in education offers one of the greatest opportunities for meaningful impact – one that can transform a community and change lives. That is why we are so proud to have partners like California Resources Corporation (CRC) who support our efforts to address the most pressing issues facing Long Beach students and families. From the beginning, CRC has not only supported our educational programs, but has also been a champion for education in the Long Beach community. Thanks to CRC’s on-going support, we are empowering educational efforts from cradle to career and couldn't be more grateful to call them partners.”

Karissa Selvester, Executive Director for Long Beach Mayor’s Fund for Education

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Photo of Veteran of the armed forces meeting with Red Cross member

 

We are proud to have such a committed partner in California Resources Corporation. They truly believe in our lifesaving mission and their support allows us to help thousands of military members and their families every year through our Service to the Armed Forces. Every single day, the Red Cross is working with the military, veterans, and their families to prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. It is because of CRC’s generosity that we’re able to make a much greater impact in our community."

Tony Briggs, Regional CEO American Red Cross, Central California Region

California Resources Corporation has a long history of collaborating with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County. Through their employee base and community investment programs, our children have benefitted from CRC leadership on our Board of Directors and CRC volunteers at our community events. In addition, professional CRC geologists have developed, implemented and mentored our children with a geology curriculum and activities that inspire and create extended education pathways in this field as well as potential hobbies. CRC continues to be a friend to the Boys & Girls Club through leadership, philanthropy and a personal interest in the health and welfare of the Boys & Girls Club children.”

Zane Smith, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County

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Photo of children at a CRC booth for a Boys & Girls Club event

We value the partnership the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley has with California Resources Corporation. It isn't just the financial contribution, but also the volunteer support and involvement directly from CRC employees to our 1,900 young members. CRC has been making their wonderful Magic Barrel presentations to over 400 children on “STEM Day for Kids” annually. Thank you, CRC, for being part of our Boys & Girls Club family.”

Jan Marholin, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley

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Photo of child with colored wires learning about electric currents

Over 10,000 kids from across our community will find a safe place to play, learn and grow at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. California Resource Corporation’s leadership and support make this possible. We thank CRC for their investment and dedication to making sure that every kid can be great!"

Erin Antrim, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

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Photo of smiling children huddled together in a group

Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach is incredibly grateful for the continuous support from California Resources Corporation (CRC). Not only do they support our Clubs financially, but they also go above and beyond for our Club members. Most recently, CRC sent one of our families to a special night at Universal Studios. The family felt like royalty and it made their otherwise difficult holiday season something extraordinary. Without this vital relationship and collaboration of resources with CRC, we would not be able to make such a profound impact on the lives of our young members and their families."

Kari Cho, Director of Events, Marketing and Communications, Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach

Photo of Blue Star Moms packaging dolls for Christmas

Thank you for CRC’s continued support; allowing Tri Counties Blue Star Moms the ability to support our Troops with care packages and providing Mommy and/or Daddy dolls to the children of deployed parents. This year we packed and sent 250 packages to the troops in time for Christmas!"

Lori Danby, President - Tri Counties Blue Star Moms, Serving Troops from Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa Counties

Photo of people receiving food from Food Finders event
Photo of Food Finders member loading food into vehicle

Food Finders is grateful to have California Resources Corporation (CRC) as a community partner and for their lasting support of our hunger relief efforts. It truly takes the combined effort of local businesses, individuals and nonprofits to positively impact social issues that affect everyone around us. By investing in our program, CRC has proven to be a caring and forward-thinking group and we appreciate having a shared mission of making a difference."

Patti Larson, Executive Director, Food Finders

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Photo of Tristan with HOPE

California Resources Corporation (CRC) has been a longtime supporter of the work we do at Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) to ensure political and economic parity for Latinas. Through our partnership, CRC has helped inform and engage more than 1,400 Latina leaders about the energy challenges California faces in the 21st Century. CRC has supported HOPE in bringing innovative educational programming to women across our state. Together we are working to ensure Latinas are stepping up, leading and representing the voices of their communities on energy issues."

Helen Iris Torres, Chief Executive Officer, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)

Photo of Veterans of Colusa county holding a large CRC check
Photo of Veterans Tribute Walls

We would like to express the gratitude the Veterans of Colusa County have for the generosity California Resources Corporation has shown us in your continued support and donations towards our Veterans Memorial Park and the Veteran Tribute Walls. With all the worthwhile charities and non-profits that you could have chosen, we are forever grateful that you chose the Veterans of Colusa County."

Dennis Sanders, Chairman, Veterans Tribute Walls, VFW, Colusa County, Post No.2441

Photo of group members of Centro CHA

California Resources Corporation (CRC) is a longtime supportive community partner of Centro CHA, a community-based nonprofit and largest premier Latino cultural resource center located in City of Long Beach. Centro CHA and CRC are committed to drive and sustain positive change and revitalize local neighborhoods through youth leadership, education, workforce development, public safety, and community economic development. We strongly believe the solutions to our community challenges can be found within the strengths of our community leaders and companies like CRC. "

Jessica Quintana, Executive Director for Centro CHA

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Photo of three college students celebrating their 2019 graduation

CSU Channel Islands is honored to partner with CRC, a company that supports our mission of reimagining higher education for a new generation and era. We are deeply grateful for their establishment of the CRC Presidential Scholarship Endowment. By supporting our students studying in the STEM fields, CRC is helping our University strengthen the region’s economic vitality and transforming the future of our local workforce."

Erika D. Beck, Ph.D. President, CSU Channel Islands

Photo of CRC employee and children performing work at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

California Resources Corporation has been a huge supporter of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy in helping to develop and inspire our youth and community into the future. The partnership between CRC and the Bolsa Chica Conservancy is vital in maintaining the healthy habitat on the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, while developing the next generation of scientists and community leaders. We thank CRC for their continued support of the Conservancy’s Education and Restoration program in helping to advance our mission year after year. "

Eric Paquette, Operations Manager, Bolsa Chica Conservancy

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Photo of men discussing paper work

We are proud to have the support of California Resource Corporation who has been a committed corporate citizen that not only supports our mission, but one who embraces our mission to deliver services to the underserved Latino Community. CRC’s annual contribution helps El Concilio towards building a better and brighter future for the individuals we work with on a daily basis. We could not do this without companies like CRC, and we look forward to sharing more about the opportunities and successes we work to actively build in people's lives."

Yvonne R. Gutierrez, Executive Director, El Concilio Family Services

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Photo of three CRC employees at company event

California Resources Corporation (CRC) has been instrumental in helping Kern EDC achieve its organizational vision of advancing employment opportunities and economic well-being for the region. CRC provides tens of millions of dollars in annual wages for Kern County’s residents and almost $50 million in taxes to help fund and support the community’s roads, schools, and public safety services. In addition, CRC’s core values of character, responsibility, commitment are closely aligned with Kern EDC’s promise to its constituents. CRC is a great economic development partner that promotes and fosters upward mobility in Kern County."

Richard Chapman, President & CEO, Kern EDC

Photo of six students part of After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles

After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) is proud to once again partner with California Resources Corporation (CRC). Together, we believe that students do their best when they lead healthy and active lifestyles. Health, Fitness and Nutrition is an ASAS-LA programmatic that focuses on a diverse array of structured activities relating to physical and nutritional health that teaches students the importance of having well balanced diets, daily exercise and play, healthy living, leadership, and community service. CRC understands the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle so much so that we have teamed up with the Los Angeles Chargers and have held numerous football training camps “Fútbol Americano 101” across the Greater Los Angeles Area. Together we know that we will build healthier communities through strong partnerships. Thank you CRC for your commitment to excellence and your example of being a resource we can always depend on!"

Ana Campos, President and Executive Director, After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles

Photo of two women at Yuba Sutter Diabetes Support & Resource Center event

The Yuba Sutter Diabetes Support & Resource Center is grateful for California’s Resource Corporation’s continual support over the years. Supporting our efforts to help children and adults with the chaos at initial diagnosis in crucial. Emotional wellbeing, staying healthy, education, and knowing others that understand is all part of the equation. Without CRC, we couldn’t accomplish our mission statement or goals! Thank you for always being there for our citizens who live with diabetes in our community!"

Ouida Wakefield - Executive Director/Founder, Yuba/Sutter Children's Type 1 Diabetes, Support Group & Resource Center

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Photo of many students posing for a City Impact event

City Impact is privileged to be in partnership with California Resources Corporation (CRC) in the support of our community. CRC believes in our mission to promote the educational, physical and emotional well-being of at-risk children, youth and families of Ventura County. Thank you, CRC, for your generous support as City Impact enters our 25th year of community service with you as our mainstay corporation."

Betty Alvarez Ham, President of City Impact, Inc.

Photo of CRC employees and Adventist Health employees

We look forward to our 2020 partnership with CRC, investing in the quality of life for employees and the community around us. CRC continues to be a leader in Kern County, providing energy for organizations like Adventist Health, inspiring health, wholeness and hope."

Sharlet Briggs, President of Adventist Health – Bakersfield

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Through our partnership with California Resources Corporation, we’ve developed an internship program that guides ethnic minority students in the advertising, marketing and public relations fields within the energy industry. These internships provide students with hands-on communications experience while exposing them to the technology and exploration behind California’s energy. The work that CRC performs is very important and it’s imperative that we encourage future generations to take an interest in energy. We look forward to continue partnering with CRC in providing these great opportunities for minority college students year-round and give them the experience that will help guide them in their careers.

Kim L. Hunter, Chairman and CEO, The LAGRANT Foundation

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California Resources Corporation (CRC) has a strong dedication to the local communities where we live and work. Our families live here, our children are growing up here and our work is focused exclusively on California. CRC serves as an active and supportive community partner through impactful donations and volunteerism. Our charitable contributions support one of CRC’s five charitable giving pillars:

  • Veterans – CRC supports military and veterans organizations in recognition for their service to our country and as valued members of our workforce.
  • Education and Job Training – CRC supports programs that enable students to learn and be inspired about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the oil and natural gas industry.
  • Environmental Stewardship and Water Conservation – CRC’s workforce values the sensitive ecosystems of the Golden State and enthusiastically contributes to solving challenges. The Company dedicates resources to habitat conservation and biodiversity and partners with water districts and non-profit organizations to help alleviate the impact of California’s drought on farmers and rural communities.
  • Public Health and Safety – CRC supports and develops programs that promote community health, safety and well-being, focusing on children’s health and wellness in underprivileged communities and our public safety professionals.
  • Community Empowerment – CRC supports community programs and events that strengthen California’s vibrant neighborhoods and address the local priorities that make each distinct.