Working with Alcoa Foundation

Alcoa Foundation is committed to making the world a more sustainable place and focuses our funding in two key areas: promoting resilience to climate change and promoting biodiversity, particularly in locations where Alcoa has a presence. The Foundation’s grants are awarded solely for charitable purposes.

Applications are accessible by invitation only.

Please note that Alcoa Foundation is not accepting Letters of Inquiry at this time due to current commitments. Unfortunately, the Foundation cannot respond to unsolicited proposals that it may receive.

Requirements

Organizations and programs generally must meet the following basic requirements in order to be considered for Alcoa Foundation funds:

  • Programs or organizations must serve communities where Alcoa has operating plants or offices
  • U.S. organizations must be classified by the United States Internal Revenue Service as not-for-profit public charities and tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
  • Non-U.S. organizations must operate as the equivalent of a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity, public educational institution or government entity and must complete the required Equivalency Determination process to certify this status
  • Public educational institutions and government entities may be eligible for funds, provided that the funds are used for charitable purposes
  • Organizations must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and non-discrimination and sign the Alcoa Foundation inclusivity statement.