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 2018:

Operating in the fifth largest economy in the world, California Resources Corporation is California’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. By producing our local vast resources, we are meeting the energy needs of California’s diverse communities. We are helping to reduce the state’s chronic dependence on imported energy while also uplifting our local communities. CRC’s women and men have an unwavering commitment to helping all people succeed and improving their quality of life. As a proud California company. CRC is dedicated to ensuring that diverse communities throughout our state have a vibrant and sustainable future. We also know that championing diversity of background and of thought within our workforce, it measurably benefits CRC and our communities. That’s why we invest in advancing and promoting women leaders and all roles. CRC partners with organizations that advocate career paths for women in engineering empowering them to advance and succeed in their professional pursuits and aspirations. We are focused on the next generation, new entrants to the workforce and inspiring today’s youth to pursue STEM-based education as the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, are increasingly shaping the world we live in. CRC has made great strides in supporting student mentoring programs where we look to bridge the gap between academia and real-world work experience to develop and promote future professionals, executives, and community leaders - particularly those emerging from underserved communities. Celebrating CRC’s contributions and milestones within our community also matters. The Kern County Board of Supervisors named February 5th, 2018 as CRC day to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the acquisition of our Elk Hills field, which has generated over a billion dollars in state and local taxes. Investing eight billion of capital locally over these last twenty years and offering high-paying local jobs. Elk Hills is a prime example of how we are positively impacting California’s evolving energy future as we provide energy that is affordable, reliable and critical to our local economy and our state. CRC is defined by our community involvement in volunteerism. From supporting education and public health, to environmental conservation and job training programs, to military and veteran initiatives, our goal each year is to enrich our communities, break down socioeconomic to help Californians afford and achieve a better life that increasingly feels out of reach, and build bridges that connect us to millions of families, small business owners, and energy users across California so we can all live the California Dream. Because if California succeeds, we all succeed.


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

CRC Recognition

We are proud to honor California Resources Corporation as the 2017 Humanitarian Company of the Year. CRC is a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross, regularly donating to our signature program, PrepareSoCal a full-scale preparedness campaign and of course to disaster relief services throughout the state – giving millions of dollars to both build community resilience and to also benefit those in need over the decades. With the arrival of the Hurricanes and California Wildfires, CRC’s overall charitable gifts rose exponentially both via direct corporate contributions and also through workplace giving programs so we could respond to these unprecedented disasters and be there for those who needed us so dearly."

Jarrett Barrios, CEO American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region


American Red Cross LA Region presents CRC as the 2017 Humanitarian Company of the Year
American Red Cross and CRC leaders pictured together


We are proud to partner with California Resources Corporation whose commitment to our military and veterans aligns perfectly with our organizational commitment to our brave men and women who serve in our nation’s Armed Forces. As part of our year-round partnership, together we introduced a unique ‘Salute to Service Week’ of daily activations including military-focused collaborations with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, US Vets, Merging Vets with Players, USS Iowa and Pros vs. GI Joes. Through this partnership, we honored families of fallen military members and celebrated current military members and veterans, while engaging our players, alumni, cheerleaders, staff and fans ¬− including local students − in meaningful military appreciation efforts. We are honored to work with CRC to help rally our community around our military heroes.”

Kevin Demoff, Rams EVP and Chief Operating Officer

A CRC representative walks with a veteran out onto the LA Rams field
The LA Rams thank CRC for supporting veterans

CRC has established themselves as an integral partner in our work to fight cancer in Kern County and globally. CRC’s generous contributions to Relay For Life of Bakersfield assists American Cancer Society in providing research, resources, and programs for patients and their families. CRC’s dedication to our cause and care for our community is evident, and we would like to thank them for all they do to help us lead the fight for a world without cancer.”

Donna Hermann, Senior Community Development Manager, American Cancer Society, Kern County – West Region

Community members pose with a CRC banner at an American Cancer Society event

The Latino Leadership and Policy Forum is proud to partner with California Resources Corporation in helping develop the next generation of informed leaders in the Latino community. CRC has been instrumental in providing great insight and expertise in energy-related public policy to the elected officials associated with our organization, and the information has given our members a well-rounded understanding of the energy issues we face. Through CRC’s education efforts, we are preparing community leaders to make informed decisions on energy and community needs in California.”

Moises Moreno, President & CEO, Latino Leadership and Policy Forum

CRC employees pictured with leaders of the Latino community

Rancho Ventura is grateful to the entire CRC team for investing in important conservation efforts that protect the Ventura hillsides habitat and wildlife. California Resources Corporation’s partnership and support is more than just time and money. The CRC staff members have been hands on with conservation projects and helped us expand our giveback to the community. More hikes, more trees, more field trips, and more fun for all.”

Bonnie Atmore, President, Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust

CRC employees pictured with members of the community at the Rancho Ventura Conservation
Two volunteers plant a tree at the Rancho Ventura Conservation

For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has instilled leadership skills and character values in the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth in Long Beach. We believe in building up a generation committed to serving others and prepared for leadership. As we celebrate 100 years of service to the Long Beach community, we are thankful to our partners like CRC who believe in our mission and allow us to make life-long positive impacts on thousands of youth every year. Because of companies like CRC, we are able to develop strong leaders – the leaders of tomorrow ready to contribute to the fabric of our community.”

Marc Bonner, Assistant Scout Executive & Development Director, Boy Scouts of America, Long Beach

CRC members pose with a group of Boy Scouts in Long Beach

California Resources Corporation has been a HUGE supporter for the Yuba Sutter Diabetes Support & Resource Center by providing much needed charitable contributions to help keep our diabetes center open and at no cost for anyone who needs our services. We provide classes, support groups, educational material, supplies, outreach education at public schools & advocacy, emotional support, health fair presentations, home visit for the newly diagnosed, camp scholarships, and so much more! It takes a village and an understanding of how to manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes to live successfully! Our motto is, “You are not alone” and California Resources Corporation makes us feel the same when they provide much needed grants to keep our mission alive year after year.”

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

A panorama of images depicting members from the Yuba Sutter Children's Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
Members of the Yuba Sutter Children's Type 1 Diabetes Support Group

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 Latinas leaders about the energy challenges California faces in the 21st Century. CRC has supported HOPE in brining 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, CEO, HOPE

Various images of speakers and attendees of a HOPE conference

For the past 3 years the Veterans of the VA Long Beach Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Long Term Care Unit have received a visit from California Resources (CRC). The Veterans who live on this unit call this place “home”. Every year the Veterans look forward to their “home” being decorated by CRC. The night that CRC comes to decorate the unit and have a pizza party many of the Veterans come out and help decorate or visit with the employees. This is such a special event that the VA Long Beach staff and patients are so grateful to CRC for helping to spread holiday cheer to them.”

Crystal Bracy-Wilson, SCI/D Recreation Therapist, VA Long Beach Healthcare System – Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)Long Term Care Unit

CRC members and volunteers posing with veterans after decorating the Long Beach Spinal Cord Injury Long Term Care Unit

The Inuit have more than 100 words for snow. I wish there were that many for thank you, because I’d use every one of them to express my gratitude for the generous and continuing support of California Resources Corporation.

Thank you for your supporting and inspiring our young scientists and engineers of tomorrow.”

John E. Tarkany, Science Fair Coordinator, Ventura County Office of Education

Ventura County Students posing in front of their Science Fair projects
Another Ventura County Student posing with their Science Fair project

Because of the support of CRC in 2018 to purchase a wheelchair lift van, we are now able to provide our wheelchair bound veterans with transportation and more opportunities to participate in activity that would otherwise be limited by their restricted mobility.”

Meghan Paradiso, Development & Communications Manager, US Vets, Long Beach

Members of CRC and US Vets posing beneath a baloon display in Long Beach

CRC is a proven leader in establishing corporate partnerships with United Ways in California. Their local ongoing commitment to the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way supports our 27 Partner Agencies which serve more than 15,500 individuals each month and our five recipients of our Community Impact Grants, serving children, the homeless and seniors. CRC is making a difference in California.”

Bob Harlan, Executive Director, Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way

A child poses in front of a Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way local food drive sign

Taft College is a small rural community college located in the western hills of Kern County. Our single district college, the West Kern Community College District, is surrounded by three of the largest producing oil fields in California. The City of Taft was built by families whose lives were dedicated to and reliant upon decades of oil and gas production. Taft College will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2022 and has developed many relationships with our industry partners. One special partner is the California Resources Corporation (CRC), which has dedicated continuous effort to assist our students in becoming successfully educated members of the local workforce. CRC employees have contributed many hours in volunteer collaborations over the years to support our educational and workforce endeavors. Taft College values this long-standing relations with CRC and truly appreciates their continued friendship.”

Sheri Horn-Bunk, Executive Director, Foundation & Institutional Advancement, Taft College/West Kern Community College District

We thank California Resources Corporation for its commitment to environmental conservation, and in inspiring youth and the community to actively participate in caring for our local wetlands and ocean resource. CRC's investment in STEM-based education and habitat restoration help further the goals and mission of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, and together, we are cultivating the next generation of leaders, scientists and stewards.”

Grace Adams, Executive Director, Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Members of CRC and the community pick up trash at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy
A group of students gather around to learn about a sea creature at Bolsa Chica Conservancy

The Golden Empire Gleaners is an independent Food Bank serving Kern County for over 34 years. We do not depend on any government grants and are 100% funded by our community partners and individuals that share in our goal ‘To help alleviate hunger in Kern County’. California Resources Corporation is a mission critical partner in that quest. Through corporate and team member support during the Oil Can Do It Food Drive and throughout the year, we continue to feed the less fortunate. CRC’s partnership with the Gleaners has endured and flourished, thanks to the sharing and giving culture shared throughout the organization.”

Glen A. Ephrom, Executive Director, Golden Empire Gleaners

Golden Empire Gleaners pose at a Food Bank event

The CA Latino Leadership Institute (CLLI) is honored to collaborate with the California Resources Corporation as a founding supporter of our Central Valley Women Empowerment Summit Program. Our mutual partnership goal is to increase the representation, participation, and entrepreneurial skills of California’s Central Valley rural women and underrepresented minorities into STEM careers. Therefore, contributing to California’s economic prosperity, providing young women clear pathways into good paying energy careers, leading to homeownership and ultimately financial security."

Lisa Baca, Executive Director, CA Latino Leadership Institute


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.