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Recent violence causing some to seek to gain from the city’s pain In a report released by Chevron General Manager Mike Coyle, Chevron contributed more than to the Richmond community in the grants and volunteer time. He said the company’s donation were fundamental to their philosophy of being a good neighbor and “to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Richmond.” Chevron’s 2009 Charitable Contributions for Programs in Richmond and Contra Costa County for Civic and Community activities include: $40,000 to the Richmond Firefighters’ Toy Campaign, $25,000 to the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation and $20,000 to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce; Contributions to the Homefront Fesitval included: $15,000 to the Richmond Main Street Initiative, Inc., $11,000 to the 23rd Street Merchants Association’s Cinco de Mayo and $10,000 to the National Brotherhood Alliance. Contributions to the Juneteenth Festival: $10,000 to the Oakland East Bay Symphony 4th of July Celebration, $8,000 to the Charles Reid Foundation and $5,000 to theNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People -. Contributions to Richmond included $5,000 to the Rosie the Riveter Trust, $5,000 to the Association of Bay Area Governments, $5,000 to the EarthTeam Environmental Network, $5,000 to the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, $2,500 to the Muir Heritage Land Trust, $24,500 Additional Contributions, and $3,428,334. Contributions to Education included: $100,000 to Teach for America, $85,000 toThe Ed Fund, $65,000 to Donors Choose, $55,500 to Opportunity West, $37,500 to the West Contra Costa Unified School District, $25,000 to Project Lead the Way, $25,000 to Be United, $20,000 to West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club, $16,000 to Local Scholarships, $15,000 to Leadership Public Schools Richmond $77,950 Additional Contributions Contributions to Economic Development and Job Creation included: $367,054 to Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB), $275,000 to the Lao Family Community Development, Inc.,$250,000 to the United Way of the Bay Area, $236,000 to The Stride Center,$183,000 to The Latina Center, $150,000 to Solar Richmond, $113,500 to the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program, $50,000 to Build It Green, $50,000 to Rubicon, $49,600 to the Bay Area Rescue Mission, $41,000 to the Regional Occupational Program, $35,000 to the Community Housing Development Corp. of North Richmond, $35,000 to the NIAD Art Center, $30,000 to the West Contra Costa Business Development Center, $25,000 to Pogo Park, $60,000 in Additional Contributions Health & Human Services, Food Bank of CC & Solano Counties $50,000 Familias Unidas $35,000, Brookside Community Health Center ,$15,000 Richmond Emergency Food Pantry, $10,000 North Richmond Neighborhood House ,$5,000 American Cancer Society , $2,500 Additional Contributions $1,250 Youth Services, City of Richmond YouthWORKS $100,000, Richmond Youth Media Project $50,000, Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante $40,000, RYSE Inc. $40,000,YMCA of West Contra County $40,000,Richmond Police Activities League $38,230,Salesian High School $25,000 Terrance Kelly Youth Foundation $21,000,Richmond Eagles $15,000 Girls, Inc. $10,000, 21st Century Mentors Foundation $10,000, Niroga Institute $10,000, MASK – Victims of Violence $6,000, Holiday Party Rosie’s Girls $5,000, Additional Contributions $236,250