Partnerships & Programs

At Alcoa Foundation, we understand the importance of partnerships at many levels when it comes to achieving results. That’s why we fund both local efforts important to operating Alcoa facilities through Location Grants as well as initiatives by leading global nonprofit organizations through Signature Grants.

Location 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 (below), local needs and priorities.

Signature Grants
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

Investment Considerations
When considering where to invest, Alcoa Foundation looks for nonprofit partners and programs that are outcome focused and deliver measurable results, and have the potential to be effectively implemented and sustained over time without our funding.

Eligibility Criteria
Grant applications to Alcoa Foundation are by invitation only.

Our grants support communities where Alcoa has an operating presence, including Western Australia, Brazil, Canada, Iceland, Norway, Spain and a number of locations across the United States.

See Working with Alcoa Foundation for more.