Community Partners

Torrance Refining Company is committed to being an active member of the community in which we operate. The Refinery supports several civic organizations, STEAM-based programs in Torrance schools and contributes to 50 nonprofit organizations including United Way Greater Los Angeles, Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Switzer Learning Center, Sharefest, Torrance-South Bay YMCA, and many more. The Refinery has an active volunteer program that facilitates opportunities for employees and retirees to serve the community throughout the year.

Ambassador High School

Ambassador High School is a rigorous college-prep high school that provides a rigorous education focused on excellence in Student Leadership, Academics, Athletics, and the Arts.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

American Cancer Society works to find a cure for cancer. The Relay For Life movement is ACS’s signature fundraiser. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, communities rally together to help find a cure for cancer and support those impacted by it.

Beacon House Association of San Pedro

The Beacon House Association of San Pedro helps men recover from the diseases of alcoholism and addiction to other drugs by providing food, shelter, counseling, and the time to build a foundation in recovery and return to family, home and community.

California State University Dominguez Hills

Part of the California State University system, CSUDH provides education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. CSUDH is located in the city of Carson, and is the prominent university in the South Bay.

El Camino College Foundation

The El Camino College Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop community relationships and raise funds to support El Camino College students’ success in education and life. ECC Foundation is focused on supporting student scholarships, academic programs and STEM education.

Harbor Interfaith Service

The mission of Harbor Interfaith Services is to empower the homeless and working poor to achieve self-sufficiency by providing support services including shelter, transitional housing, food, job placement, advocacy, childcare, education, and life-skills training.

Kiwanis Foundation Inc.

Torrance Kiwanis is a service club that empowers its members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children and the community. Torrance Kiwanis supports Torrance schools and its students.


Kontrapunktus is a conductorless orchestra comprised of classical musicians who perform a unique repertoire of Baroque music intended to entertain and inspire people from all walks through their exemplary talent and sublime artistry.

Marine Mammal Care Center

MMCC LA has a multi-faceted education program, operating partly in conjunction with LAUSD to educate students, teachers, and the general public about marine science and the animals cared for at our facility. MMCC works to increase public awareness on various environmental issues and the importance of ocean conservation.

North Torrance Little League

North Torrance Little League (NTLL) is a chartered league of Little League Baseball Incorporated that provides an exciting youth baseball experience for players 4 to 14 years of age who reside in North Torrance.

Rotary Club of Torrance Del Amo

Rotary Club is a network of neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. Rotary Torrance Del Amo is focused on helping to address the needs of the Torrance community.

Sharefest Inc.

Sharefest is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower under-served youth to transform their future and become leaders of collaborative community change through their youth programs.

South Bay Children’s Health Center

South Bay Children’s Health Center (SBCHC) works to meet the most pressing unmet healthcare needs of low-income children in the South Bay by offering dental, hearing, vision and special services clinics as well as mental health services for children in the South Bay.

South Bay Center for Counseling (PTECH)

SBCC empowers communities across Los Angeles to discover and develop tools for individual and collective well-being through its full range of innovative, grassroots programs and initiatives that reach families. SBCC’s programs are based on a belief that sustained positive impact must be resident-led and community-driven.

South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation, Inc.

The South Coast Botanic Garden Foundations helps to sustain the Garden, which provides a unique horticultural and wildlife habitat experience and whose goal is to represent a model of excellence for land reclamation and sustainability.

Switzer Learning Center

Switzer Learning Center is a nonprofit special education school offering therapeutic services, Autism programs and enrichment classes and extracurricular activities serving students from 3rd grade to 22 years of age who have moderate to severe learning disabilities, emotional issues, attention problems, and behavioral disorders.

Torrance Unified School District (TUSD)

Torrance Unified School District consists of 17 elementary, 8 middle, 4 high schools, and 1 continuation and 1 alternative high school. The District also has 3 adult school campuses. TUSD is dedicated to maximizing individual potential and developing lifelong learners who will be contributing members in a global society.

Torrance Rose Float Association

Torrance Rose Float Association (TRFA) supports the City of Torrance’s participation in the annual Pasadena Rose Parade. TRFA raises money to fund the creation and decoration of the City of Torrance’s float.

Torrance Cultural Arts Center Foundation

TOCA’s mission is to enrich the lives of all those within the City of Torrance and surrounding communities through the performing arts.

Torrance Education Foundation

Torrance Education Foundation (TEF) is an independent nonprofit entity that works to unite the Torrance community in financially supporting its award-winning public schools.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ mission is to permanently break the cycle of poverty for our most vulnerable neighbors: low-income families, students, veterans and people experiencing homelessness.

Volunteer Center – South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach

The Volunteer Center recognizes the value of empathy and service to others, and has been “at the heart of helping” for more than 50 years, referring thousands of volunteers to both traditional and court-referred service opportunities. The organization supports youth literacy and recently launched a youth mental health focus.