The Alcoa Institute was founded in Brazil in 1990. Its mission is to generate a sustainability legacy in the communities in which Alcoa operates, by way of strategic and articulated projects that value and strengthen their potential.
The Institute seeks to contribute to the development of the communities where Alcoa is located, by helping with strategic themes, such as education, health, the environment, security, work and income.
Sustainable communities that are the protagonists of their own development, which claim their rights and have access to resources in an autonomous and independent way.
To generate a sustainability legacy in the communities in which Alcoa operates, by way of strategic and articulated projects that value and strengthen their potential.
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The Alcoa Institute’s operating model is represented by four priority areas: a support program for local projects, voluntary work, the ECOA Program and global initiatives.
In addition to the Alcoa Institute’s investments, the initiatives in Brazil receive additional funds from the Alcoa Foundation, which complement the investment in projects that meet community needs.
The Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of US$ 446 million. It was founded in 1952 and has been in Brazil since 1995. The Alcoa Foundation and the Alcoa Institute between them have invested some R$ 100 million in more than 1900 projects, which have been of benefit to 39 Brazilian cities. Employees have already contributed more than 1.4 million hours of voluntary work.