Tennessee Operations is proud of its investment in the community and the partnerships developed with East Tennessee neighbors.  Through Alcoa Foundation grants, community service and employee charitable giving, Alcoa supports the community that has helped it prosper over the years.


On average, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation contribute almost $500,000 each year to the community through grants, donations and sponsorships.  In addition, more than 60 percent of Alcoa employees contribute countless volunteer hours in support of local non-profit organizations while participating in ACTION (Alcoans Coming Together In Our Neighborhoods) and Bravo! programs.


Alcoans at work in our communities

Each year, employees from Tennessee Operations partner with community organizations to lend a helping hand.  Programs include:


Alcoans Coming Together in Our Neighborhoods is a collective program designed to bring together four or more Alcoans to conduct a service project.   more


To reward individual volunteer spirit, Alcoa employees who contribute 50 or more hours of service a year to a non-profit organization can apply for a $500 grant for that community partner.  This is one way individuals can help their scout troop or baseball team.


Alcoans in Motion

Some of the most popular ways to donate time, effort – and maybe a few pounds – are marathons, walkathons, bike rides, and other fitness events. Alcoans in Motion is our way of supporting Alcoa employees who participate and raise funds. more 


Month of Service

Month of Service is the centerpiece of Alcoa volunteerism. Each October, thousands of Alcoa employees around the world contribute their time, energy, and expertise to make a positive difference in the communities where they live and work. more


Local sponsorships

In addition to Alcoa Foundation programs and resources, Alcoa Tennessee Operations frequently provides financial support to various local non-profit organizations.  First priority for funding is given to programs that enhance educational efforts and protect our natural environment.


Canned water donations

Alcoa Tennessee Operations is proud to support community programs and events with donations of canned water.  Canned water is a great way to spread the word on recycling and promote sustainability in our community.


Plant tours

Alcoa Tennessee Operations offers a limited number of plant tours.  These tours are granted on a case-by-case basis as determined by educational benefit to community and availability of resources. 


Speaking engagements
Alcoa employees are available to speak to various organizations, including student groups and civic and business organizations throughout the course of the year.  Topics include:  recycling, workforce development, Alcoa career opportunities, engineering, STEM and more.


2014 Alcoa Foundation Grants

Alcoa Foundation and Alcoa Inc. Tennessee Operations has granted $200,000 to nine local non-profit organizations in Blount, Knox, and Sevier counties in Tennessee. more 


Working safely pays off More than 2,100 pre-task briefs and Am-I-Ready checklists were completed in November 2014 and as a result, Tennessee Operations’ raised $11,500 to buy toys and gifts for deserving children in our area. photos  


Month of Service

Employees at Tennessee Operations demonstrated the true “Spirit of Volunteering" during Alcoa's annual Month of Service this past October. With close to 300 employee volunteers sharing their time, talents and energy to help strengthen our society, Alcoa Tennessee Operations, including our Knoxville office employees:


  • Helped with 21 different events
  • Earned more than $50,000 in grants for area non-profits through their volunteer efforts
  • Volunteered close to 1,500 hours – that’s the equivalent of almost 40 people working a 40 hour work week

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