Alcoa of Australia and the US based Alcoa Foundation have a long history of supporting hundreds of local Geelong organisations and are proud to continue supporting worthwhile causes that make the community stronger.
Since 1963 millions of dollars has been invested by Alcoa through partnerships, grants, employee donations and volunteering.
In 2014 Alcoa of Australia Chairman and Managing Director and Alcoa Foundation board member Alan Cransberg announced that the Alcoa Foundation would grant US$559,000 to six organisations in Geelong to help underline Alcoa's proud 51 year history.
Organisations who received grants included a range of long term partners of Alcoa:
Give Where You Live
Geelong Regional Vocational Education Council (GRVEC)
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Read more about the grants here.
Alcoa's partnership with Northern Futures has continued through the Alcoa Foundation Global Internships for Unemployed Youth program.
The Alcoa Foundation community grants followed Alcoa’s $5 million commitment to the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF), announced in May 2014, and the multi-million dollar program Alcoa implemented to equip its employees with the skills and support they needed to secure sustainable alternative employment in the region. The employee program comprised three elements: career transition, which includes one-on-one career counselling; direct sponsored short-term courses; and financial support for employees to undertake their own accredited training.