March 17, 2021
Alcoa Foundation Commits Nearly $2 Million In Ongoing Covid-19 Relief
The Alcoa Foundation recently committed $325,000 USD to nonprofit organizations in 14 locations for Covid-19 relief efforts. These grants will provide support and services including bolstering food banks, providing meals for low-income primary school students, helping those unemployed due to the pandemic and providing critical PPE for community hospitals.
“For more than one year, we’ve seen friends, loved ones and community members impacted by this global pandemic. Caring for people is core to who we are and how we operate. I’m proud to see Alcoa Foundation continue to offer a helping hand when it’s needed most,” said Alcoa Foundation President Rosa García Pineiro.
This recent commitment brings Alcoa Foundation and Instituto Alcoa’s total support to more than $2.1 million USD in COVID-relief related grants since 2020.
“The equipment and structure provided by Alcoa during the pandemic made a world of difference in the treatment of patients. In the hardest moments, I realized the company’s capacity to support us and its sensitivity toward the crisis. Concerned about its employees and the community, Alcoa began organizing itself to deal with the situation even before the disease arrived in Brazil. The company consulted its health professionals on the best way to assist and what was needed in the municipalities in which we worked. Alcoa has made a huge impact in Juruti.”
– Dr. Alan Torres, Director at Juruti Municipal Hospital Francisco Rodrigues and Occupational Physician at Alcoa