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


In 2012 alone,  Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation contributed in total almost $300,000 dollars to the community through grants, donations and sponsorships.  In addition, nearly 600 employees contributed 3,000 volunteer hours in support of more than 30 local non-profit organizations while participating in our ACTION (Alcoans Coming Together In Our Neighborhoods) and Bravo! programs.


Alcoa Foundation grants allocated through Tennessee Operations totaled more than $200,000 and $3,000 was given to dependents of Alcoans to help them further their education through the Alcoa Foundation Sons & Daughters Scholarship program in 2012.


Alcoa Foundation Annual Report 

Alcoa Foundation has launched the 2012 annual report. The report is designed to educate Alcoa stakeholders about the Foundation’s mission, achievements and impacts in the communities where we operate.  The Foundation also hope's it will inspire more partnerships and greater employee, retiree and community involvement.

Read the report


Alcoans work for a greener community and win

Nearly 15,000 Alcoans worldwide joined together with colleagues, families, friends and community members to reduce waste, recycle and replenish the earth during Alcoa Inc. Green Works. Here in East Tennessee, more than 100 volunteers helped with numerous activities including planting herbaceous plants in the Springbrook rain garden, beautifying the historic Hall community and handing out canned water at Special Olympics to emphasize the importance of recycling.


This photo, taken during a beautification activity at the North Plant, was selected as one of the top ten photos in this year’s Green Works photo contest. In celebration of Green Works and Alcoa’s 125th anniversary, Alcoa Foundation hosted a photo contest to recognize and reward volunteers. Totaling $125,000, each winner will receive a $12,500 grant from Alcoa Foundation for their favorite charity. More

Working safely pays off

More than 2,000 pre-task briefs and Am-I-Ready? checklists were completed in November 2012, and as a result, Tennessee Operations’ employees reported the lowest number of injuries for one month. On top of that, $12,500 was raised to buy toys and gifts for deserving children in our area. An additional $1,000 was donated by Alcoa Wal-Mart.


2013 Alcoa Foundation Grants
Alcoa Foundation and Alcoa Inc. Tennessee Operations has granted $300,000 to 10 local non-profit organizations in Blount, Knox, and Sevier counties in Tennessee and Graham County, NC.


Month of Service

Employees at Tennessee Operations demonstrated the true “Spirit of Volunteering" during Alcoa's annual Month of Service last October. With more than 200 employee volunteers sharing their time, talents and energy to help strengthen our society, Alcoa Tennessee Operations, including our Knoxville office employees:

  • Helped with 25 different events
  • Supported 21 different non-profit organizations
  • Earned $24,000 in grants for area non-profits through their volunteer efforts
  • Volunteered a total of 1,028 hours – that’s the equivalent of 25.8 people working a 40 hour work week