July 07, 2022

Alcoa Foundation announces expanded partnership to aid First Nation's empowerment in Australia

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The Alcoa Foundation announced a significant investment will be made towards First Nation’s empowerment in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South-West region of Western Australia (WA). The partnership between the Alcoa Foundation and Waalitj Foundation was announced this week as part of NAIDOC Week events.

Alcoa Foundation President Rosa Garcia Pineiro announced the global charity would contribute $655,000 (USD450,000) into Waalitj Foundation’s employment and business support programs in these areas over the next three years.

To date the Alcoa Foundation’s investment in the delivery of these programs in the southwest of the state to about $850,000 (USD600,000) since 2021.


Waalitj Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation partnership began in 2021 with the aim of boosting business opportunities for First Nations Australians in areas where Alcoa operates its bauxite mines and alumina refineries in WA. Learn more

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