Signature programs help unify our global giving around relevant themes and make our charitable investments program significantly more impactful.
Species and habitat preservation remain a primary focus of our global biodiversity signature program. In 2019, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation program hit a milestone goal. Program investments since 2005 have resulted in conservation of more than 300,000 acres of critical fish and wildlife habitat. Efforts to better understand, track and protect animal migration efforts continued to advance through several partnership programs including NFWF’s Big Game Migration program, eight Migratory Bird Joint Venture grassland conservation efforts, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Migratory Bird Center. Groundbreaking research findings by the Smithsonian were also featured on PBS as part of a three-day live migration television event.
Our Houston Signature Program continued to build on its math teacher development and student enrichment program success in 2019. Kicking off its third year, TORO’s Math Drills reached more than 1,800 teachers and 15,000 students. The Rice Applied Math Program (AMP!) and Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) programs also provided creative and engaging learning experiences to improve students’ math scores.