Exxon Mobil has taken on the world’s toughest energy challenges – and they are recognized as the best in doing what they do. It all started over 100 years ago, when the company was just a small regional marketer of kerosene in the United States. Today, it is the largest publicly traded petroleum and petrochemical enterprise in the world, operating in most countries and creating products that power cities and lubricate various industries.

This description makes Exxon Mobil appear like a no-nonsense powerhouse out to make their mark in the world through their indispensable services; but, aside from being a leader in the energy industry, the company also exerts equal effort on charitable endeavors.

The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation, which facilitates strategic focus on a number of charitable projects, such as ExxonMobil Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative, ExxonMobil Math and Science Initiative and ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative.

The Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative is dedicated to the empowerment of women. The company believes that creating economic opportunities for women is one of the wisest investments corporate structures can make. As such, Exxon launched this global effort in 2005 to help women reach their economic potential.

The ExxonMobil Math and Science Initiative is part of the company’s mission to encourage more students to take an active interest in the math and science fields. Last year, the company donated over $42 million to math and science education in America.

Exxon takes an active lead in spreading awareness, prevention, and cure for malaria through the Malaria Initiative. The company has a number of treatment and advocacy programs dedicated to this cause, and also supports existing efforts of other organizations for the same cause.

In 2011, it was reported that Exxon Mobil has given $2.8M to charity during its annual Employees’ Favorite Charities Campaign. More than 500 community groups benefited from this donation. Exxon plans to continue this fund-raising program for the succeeding years as part of their commitment to improve the society we live in.