Shell's Puget Sound Refinery is committed to powering progress in the communities near where it operates. Over the last three years, employees gave nearly 14,000 hours of volunteer service. In 2018, our employees and Shell combined to donate nearly $1 million in Shell grants and sponsorships, employee contributions and corporate matches back to the community. The site's social investment program priority funding areas feature STEM education and workforce development, environmental conservation and public safety. The refinery’s annual Fueling Education Fun Run 5K has raised more than $175,000 for Anacortes schools in just four years, and Shell contributed $250,000 in 2017 to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in support of killer whale research and habitat conservation.
Shell is proud to support dozens of local non-profits, including the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, Padilla Bay Foundation, Skagit Land Trust, American Red Cross, United Way of Skagit County, Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County, Anacortes Schools Foundation, Skagit Valley College, Bellingham Technical College, the Anacortes and La Conner Rotary clubs, as well as business organizations like local Chambers of Commerce and the Economic Development Association of Skagit County.
Shell’s Puget Sound Refinery provides over 10% of all taxes paid to the Anacortes School District, and it produces about ¼ of the Pacific Northwest’s fuel.