Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Friends and Family FAQs

Teachers and Administrators FAQs

What is the Fuel Your School program?

Fuel Your School is a local public school funding program in which Chevron will donate $1 for each 8 gallon or more fuel purchase, up to a maximum donation amount (as determined by Chevron) in each participating area, at participating Chevron and Texaco stations to help fund eligible classroom projects. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum donation amounts.

This innovative program offers members of these communities a convenient way to provide direct support to their local public schools. Chevron and its retail network provide the financial support and DonorsChoose.org provides its funding expertise to help make this program successful.

What is DonorsChoose.org?

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity dedicated to addressing the need for learning materials and bettering the learning experience in our public schools. DonorsChoose.org reviews and approves project submissions, purchases materials once the project is fully funded and ensures that materials are delivered to the classroom.

How will Fuel Your School work?

During the month of October, Chevron will donate $1, up to a maximum donation amount (as determined by Chevron) in each participating area, to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase 8 gallons of fuel or more at participating local Chevron and Texaco stations. Chevron bases its donations on the number of electronic card transactions (i.e., credit, gift or debit cards) of 8 or more gallons of fuel. At the end of the Program Period, Chevron increases those donations to account for cash transactions of 8 or more gallons of fuel. Since Chevron is unable to track the volume of individual cash transactions, Chevron bases its donation for cash transactions on historical station volume amounts and other data that shows 8 or more gallon cash transactions constitute about ten percent (10%) of the total 8 gallon or more transactions at a particular station. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum donation amounts for each participating area.

Donations earned through the Fuel Your School program will be distributed to help fund eligible classroom projects from October 2 through November 3, or until the maximum cap for that area has been exhausted or all funds have been distributed within the city that the funds were earned.

Friends and Family FAQs

Do I need proof of a fuel purchase in order for projects to be funded?

No. The donation of $1 for an 8-gallon or more fuel purchase is automatically applied as a result of your purchase at the pump.

Can I help fund projects independently?

Yes. Consumers may also independently fund classroom projects on the DonorsChoose.org website by making a separate, individual donation. However, there is no obligation or requirement to do so – it is completely voluntary.

How do I know my contribution funds the projects? Is there a way to track projects funded by participating Chevron and Texaco stations?

Yes. Consumers can track money earned for each school within city boundaries by visiting www.FuelYourSchool.com.

What if I fuel up with less than 8 gallons? Can I combine purchases (i.e. save the receipt for four gallons purchased on one date and combine with a four gallon purchase at a later date)?

No. Only fuel purchases of 8 gallons or more at one time count towards funding the approved Eligible Classroom Project Requests.

Do purchases other than fuel (ExtraMile stores, etc.) count toward funding the projects?

No. Only fuel purchases of 8 gallons or more at one time at participating Chevron and Texaco stations count towards helping fund the approved Eligible Classroom Project Requests.

How can I participate and for how long?

The program begins on October 1 and ends on October 31. Consumers can support the program by filling up during the month of October at all participating Chevron and Texaco stations (i.e., a purchase of 8 gallons or more of fuel in October at a participating Chevron or Texaco station may earn $1 for your local public school. Chevron bases its donations on the number of electronic card transactions (i.e., credit, gift or debit cards) of 8 or more gallons of fuel. At the end of the Program Period, Chevron increases those donations to account for cash transactions of 8 or more gallons of fuel. Since Chevron is unable to track the volume of individual cash transactions, Chevron bases its donation for cash transactions on historical station volume amounts and other data that shows 8 or more gallon cash transactions constitute about ten percent (10%) of the total 8 gallon or more transactions at a particular station. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum donation amounts for each participating area. Progress can be tracked online for and by schools within city boundaries, and you can monitor the direct impact on your local school by visiting www.FuelYourSchool.com and tracking your city’s progress.

Are all the stations in my city participating in this program? How can I find a list of participating stations?

Click here to see a list of participating areas. All cities and Chevron and Texaco stations in these areas are participating in this program. Visit www.FuelYourSchool.com to find your local participating Chevron or Texaco station near your public school using the Chevron or Texaco Station Finder feature.

Will the $1 donation earned by my fuel purchase go to a specific school?

DonorsChoose.org will use Chevron’s donations to help fund eligible classroom projects from schools near the participating Chevron and Texaco stations. If there is more than one Eligible Classroom Project, then such projects are funded on a rotating basis. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details.

Will the $1 donation earned by my fuel purchase go to a specific grade/teacher?

Eligible Classroom Project Requests will be funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received from Eligible Project Submitters and posted on DonorsChoose.org per Eligible School within each city. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details.

What if I do not want to participate in the Fuel Your School program? Will my fill-up be applied regardless?

Yes. Chevron will donate $1 for an 8-gallon or more fuel purchase, up to a maximum donation amount in each participating area, at all participating Chevron and Texaco stations to DonorsChoose.org to help fund eligible classroom projects for schools near the participating stations. Chevron bases its donations on the number of electronic card transactions (i.e., credit, gift or debit cards) of 8 or more gallons of fuel. At the end of the Program Period, Chevron increases those donations to account for cash transactions of 8 or more gallons of fuel. Since Chevron is unable to track the volume of individual cash transactions, Chevron bases its donation for cash transactions on historical station volume amounts and other data that shows 8 or more gallon cash transactions constitute about ten percent (10%) of the total 8 gallon or more transactions at a particular station. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum dollar amounts for those areas.

My son/daughter is home schooled. Can they apply to take advantage of this program?

No, this program only benefits public schools in participating areas (i.e., Eligible Schools—all K-12 public schools). Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum dollar amounts for those areas.

Will the $1 donation earned by my fuel purchase be contributed to private schools?

No, only K-12 public schools in participating areas are eligible to receive funding. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum dollar amounts for those areas.

My neighbor/friend is a teacher. How can he/she take advantage of this program?

Visit www.FuelYourSchool.com for more information on the project submission procedure and terms and conditions of the program.

Can I donate school supplies directly to Chevron/DonorsChoose.org to support this program?

At this time, Chevron is not accepting school supply donations. Go to www.FuelYourSchool.com to find out ways to participate in this program, or to DonorsChoose.org to find out if there are other ways to donate.

My kids are in different school districts. Will the $1 donation earned by my fuel purchase be spread out among my kids?

Eligible Classroom Project Requests will be funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted on DonorsChoose.org per Eligible School within each city, at Chevron’s sole discretion. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details.

Can one school earn the maximum donation amount in a participating area?

No, each city in participating areas has the opportunity to earn funds for their local schools. Eligible Schools will have their projects funded through fuel sales at participating Chevron and Texaco stations located in that Eligible School’s city within participating areas. If there are no Chevron or Texaco stations in a particular city within participating areas, Eligible Schools within that city will be included with the Eligible Schools in an adjoining city (as determined by Chevron in its sole discretion) and receive funding based on fuel purchases at Chevron and Texaco stations from that adjoining city. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum dollar amounts for those areas.

What if my city only has one Chevron or Texaco retail station? Doesn’t that put my local schools at a disadvantage to other areas with multiple retail stations?

The number of stations within any city does not guarantee that more money will be earned for that city’s schools. As detailed further in the Fuel Your School Official Rules, funding of Eligible Classroom Project Requests occurs on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted. Once funding has been completed for an Eligible Classroom Project Request at an Eligible School, then the funding will move to the next earliest date and time that an Eligible Project Request is posted from another Eligible School within that city. By encouraging your community to visit your local station(s) and fill up to help earn money for your local school(s), Eligible Classroom Project Requests in that city may benefit from the Fuel Your School program.

What if my city does not have a Chevron or Texaco retail station?

If there are no Chevron or Texaco stations in a particular city within participating areas, Eligible Schools within that city will be included with the Eligible Schools in an adjoining city (as determined by Chevron in its sole discretion) and receive funding based on fuel purchases at Chevron or Texaco stations in that city. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum dollar amounts for those areas.

Teachers and Administrators FAQs

How will projects in Miami-Dade County be selected for funding in 2017?

Due to the devastation of Hurricane Irma, Chevron will not base its 2017 Harris County Fuel Your School program funding on fuel sales. Instead, Chevron, with the help of local Chevron and Texaco marketers, will donate the full $500,000 for the program towards local public school classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org. Fuel Your School project eligibility requirements will still apply. Eligible classroom projects will be funded on the same rotating basis as the rest of the Fuel Your School program. This rotation is based on the order in which the projects are received and posted on the DonorsChoose.org website for each eligible school within the relevant cities.

How will projects in Harris County be selected for funding in 2017?

Due to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Chevron will not base its 2017 Harris County Fuel Your School program funding on fuel sales. Instead, Chevron will donate the full $1,000,000 for the program towards local public school classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org. Fuel Your School project eligibility requirements will still apply. Eligible classroom projects will be funded on the same rotating basis as the rest of the Fuel Your School program. This rotation is based on the order in which the projects are received and posted on the DonorsChoose.org website for each eligible school within the relevant cities.

Who is eligible to participate?

All full-time, front-line educators at a K-12 public school (employed by the district), spending at least seventy-five percent (75%) of their time working directly with students in participating areas are eligible to participate. Find out more at www.donorschoose.org/help. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum dollar amounts for those areas.

How do I post a project?

Just visit www.donorschoose.org/teachers for the basics, tips, and everything else you need to know.

When should I submit my classroom project request to be eligible for the Chevron Fuel Your School program?

The Project Submission Period will begin at 12:00:01 a.m. EDT on September 1 and is scheduled to end at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on November 3. Eligible project requests will be funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted on DonorsChoose.org per Eligible School within each city, so post your project as soon as possible during that time. Chevron reserves the right to end the Project Submission Period earlier if funds have been exhausted by eligible projects. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details.

How many projects can I submit?

Up to one posted Eligible Classroom Project Request per Eligible Project Submitter will be allowed to receive funding by Chevron. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details.

What types of projects will Chevron fund?

Projects requesting up to One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) in materials (excluding taxes, vendor or order fulfillment fees and any optional donation to support DonorsChoose.org) are eligible. Field trips are not eligible for funding through the Fuel Your School program. See DonorsChoose.org for details.

How will projects be funded?

The Project Funding Period begins on October 2 and ends on November 3, or until the maximum Chevron donation amounts for that participating area have been exhausted or all funds have been distributed within the city that the funds were earned. Eligible Classroom Project Requests will be funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted on DonorsChoose.org per Eligible School within each city. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum dollar amounts for those areas.

Can I encourage other teachers to participate?

Yes! We hope you’ll refer as many eligible teachers to the Fuel Your School program as possible. A quick and easy way to spread the word is to send the link www.FuelYourSchool.com to your friends and to encourage them to “like” the Chevron Fuel Your School Facebook page.

What if I have general questions about DonorsChoose.org?

Visit www.donorschoose.org/help for more information and many other helpful resources.