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About the Foundation

Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s culture and core strategy as a mining and metals company. Alcoa Foundation invests where Alcoa has a presence to further sustainability and to partner with communities in addressing local needs as they adapt to a rapidly changing world. Alcoa Foundation believes that it can make a positive difference in sustainability to the benefit of not only its many stakeholders, but also those of Alcoa. To that end, the Foundation supports organizations that are dedicated to 1) promoting the prevention of and resilience to climate change and 2) the restoration and preservation of biodiversity.

Alcoa Foundation’s predecessor, currently known as Legacy Alcoa Foundation (and formerly known as Alcoa Foundation), was founded in 1952 as one of the few endowed corporate foundations in the United States. As a result of the separation of Alcoa Inc. into Alcoa Corporation and Arconic Inc. in November 2016, two new foundations were formed, into which the assets of Legacy Alcoa Foundation were transferred. All references to “Alcoa Foundation” on this website refer to the new Alcoa Foundation formed in 2016 and associated with Alcoa Corporation. All references on this website to “Legacy Alcoa Foundation” refer to the original Alcoa Foundation formed in 1952.