We focus our resources where we can have the greatest impact and on programs that align with our values and goals. Working to improve the overall quality of life in the communities where we do business builds trust among our employees, improves goodwill in our communities and makes us a stronger company.
Our corporate contributions program provides support in the following areas:
- Community development
- Social services
- Environment and conservation
- Emergency response and preparedness
- Arts and culture.
Devon and its employees are leading contributors to major annual nonprofit campaigns hosted by local agencies. In Oklahoma, for instance, Devon provides a one-to-one match of employee donations during the annual fundraising drives by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the United Way of Central Oklahoma.
In Canada, Devon’s “Investing in People” grants provide support for programs that create healthy and respectful workplaces in the non-profit sector. Nearly 100 organizations have received the funding since 2008, when the grant was created.
At Devon, we know that the economic growth and prosperity of local communities thrives on an educated and innovative workforce. Therefore, we are committed to helping communities inspire young people to pursue an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We work with schools and community organizations to enhance access to STEM education.
Through our STEM School grant, we partner with schools across our operating areas to encourage students to take an interest in STEM subjects at an early age. We have distributed more than $1 million in grants to local schools in the U.S. and Canada since the program’s inception in 2008. In Canada, Devon also supports Inside Education, helping teachers and students better understand the science, technology and issues related to our environment and natural resources.
Organizations must be registered charities or nonprofit organizations and must serve an area where Devon has a strong business presence. Devon's corporate contributions program does NOT support:
- Individuals and/or individual families
- Door prizes, raffle or auction items
- Faith based organizations or causes
- Fraternal and/or partisan organizations
- Runs, walks, teams, golf, tennis or other sporting tournaments
- Individual schools, unless the school is located in a field operating area
- Organizations focused on a specific illness or disease
- Professional trade groups outside of our industry
Devon's contribution process
Qualifying organizations may apply to be considered for a contribution on an annual basis through Devon's online application process. Funding is for the following calendar year. Requests submitted by mail, phone, fax or email are not accepted.
Submission window opens – July 1, 2019
Application deadline – August 31, 2019
Organizations notified of funding status – Early 2020