The Alcoa Foundation invests where Alcoa has a presence, partnering with communities to address local needs in a sustainable manner. With their not-for-profit partners, they contribute to environmental excellence, economic success and social responsibility around the globe.
Alcoa Foundation understands the importance of partnerships at many levels when it comes to achieving results. That’s why they fund both local efforts important to operating Alcoa facilities through Location Grants as well as initiatives by leading global not-for-profit organisations through Signature Grants.
Each year, Alcoa Foundation allocates one half of its grantmaking budget to Alcoa’s global operating locations. Alcoa Foundation staff collaborate with community stakeholders to craft a meaningful community investment strategy based on the Foundation’s key focus areas, local needs and priorities.
The balance of Alcoa Foundation awards are granted based on the following program guidelines to strategically develop global signature partnerships and programs that drive impact in our key focus areas:
• Climate Change – Promoting the prevention of and resilience to climate change through research, education, and sustainable solutions for communities to effectively manage and reduce the impacts of a changing climate
• Biodiversity – Restoring and preserving biodiversity around the world