Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With operations in over 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the product life cycle—from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion and managing production through the life of the field. In 2015, the company posted sales of about $23.6 billion and employed roughly 65,000 workers worldwide.
Halliburton offers a mix of direct corporate contributions as well as grantmaking through its namesake foundation.
On the corporate level, the company supports nonprofit organizations working in the following focus areas:
- Education. It contributes to educational programs focused on energy-related subjects and literacy in both primary and secondary schools located in communities where it has a business presence.
- Environment. It supports the preservation of natural resources and environmental sustainability programs and related groups.
- Health and safety. It contributes to hospitals and disease-related causes, and supports charities that promote health and wellness in its communities.
- Social services. It works to enhance the well-being of its communities and neighbors, specifically by supporting groups focused on alleviating hunger.
Meanwhile, the Halliburton Foundation supports education at all levels and charitable organizations through employee matching gifts and direct grants.
The Employee Matching Gifts Program provides a match of U.S.-based employee donations on a 2.25:1 basis, up to $20,000 annually per employee for accredited junior colleges, colleges and universities. Additionally, U.S.-based employee donations to accredited elementary and secondary schools are matched by the foundation on a one-for-one basis, up to $500 annually per employee.
The foundation’s direct grants are typically limited to U.S.-based elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities. However, it occasionally provides a limited number of grants to health and health-related charities.
Halliburton also offers its employees in most areas an annual workplace giving program, Giving Choices, that provides a 10 percent matching gift. The Giving Choices program continues to expand to new regions, and in 2015, employees in 17 countries pledged more than $3.1 million to assist their local communities.
The company’s efforts are augmented by the generosity of its employees, who volunteer for worthy charitable causes in their communities worldwide. Employee volunteer teams have been established in the regions where Halliburton has a presence. These teams continually assess the needs of their communities, and offer their time and talents to improve community well-being in targeted ways—from organizing fundraisers for disease research to participating in environmental improvement projects. Causes supported by the company’s employees include:
- Participating in the largest fundraising cycling event in North America to raise funds for medical research.
- Preparing and delivering meals to children and the elderly.
- Assisting with the preservation of natural resources and countless environmental cleanups.
- Partnering with organizations across the globe to help revitalize schools.
For more information, visit the company’s website.