ConocoPhillips makes donation to Hill Top

Hill Top Heritage Foundation was among a dozen recipients of charitable grants from ConocoPhillips.

The foundation received a grant of $10,000, which was announced recently as part of ConocoPhillips’ presentation of $242,000 in charitable grants.

This year’s recipients included area volunteer first responders, healthcare facilities, schools and civic and environmental organizations.

The largest of these donations was a $100,000 grant to the North Dakota Natural Resources Trust. The Trust will work through the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture to encourage conservation groups to develop a focused grassland conservation program to stabilize or reverse declining bird populations across the Great Plains from Canada to Mexico.

“As residents of multiple regions in the Williston Basin, we are pleased to give back to the communities where we live and work,” said Peter Bazin, Williston operations and maintenance superintendent. “We are proud to contribute to these organizations that play such a vital role in improving the quality of life for local residents. The grants will support specific projects or purchases that will help each organization achieve its mission.”

Each year, ConocoPhillips invests in communities through charitable giving, employee volunteerism and sponsorships. Company donations support education, health and safety, natural resources, the arts, civic and social services and disaster relief.

ConocoPhillips has offices in Dickinson and Watford City and Billings, Mont.

The list of recipients includes:

North Dakota Natural Resources Trust; Gateway to Science Center; Watford City Public Schools; City of Dickinson Fire Department; Foundation for Community Care; Hill Top Heritage Foundation; Boys & Girls Club of Sydney; The Best Friends Mentoring Program; Dickinson Public Schools Regional After School Program; North Dakota Safety Council; Rural EMS Assistance Inc; and Dickinson Area Community Foundation.

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