Organizational profile:
Alcoa Corporation is an American industrial corporation. It is the world's sixth-largest producer of aluminium, with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s culture and core strategy as a mining and metals company. Alcoa Foundation furthers this mission by supporting programs that create sustainable value for the communities where Alcoa operates. 

Working together with its nonprofit partners, Alcoa Foundation contributes to programs that protect and preserve the environment while also promoting equitable access to education and skills-building opportunities. In 2020, Alcoa contributed $1.9M to environmental causes, 47K individuals were trained to support environmental causes, 3,541 metric tons of CO2 reductions were made, 10K acres of land were improved, and 17k trees were planted.


Financing Instruments: Grants


Project scale: In 2020, Alcoa contributed $1.0 million to signature partnerships addressing climate change and/or biodiversity issues. Individual project scale is not available.


Recipient countries regions/country groups: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Spain, Suriname, US, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia


Recipient categories: nonprofit organizations


Eligibility Criteria: 
 When considering where to invest, Alcoa Foundation seeks grant projects that:

  • address an identified need in an Alcoa community that fits within their key focus areas;
  • are based in an Alcoa community (see recipient countries regions/country groups);
  • are outcome focused and deliver measurable results;
  • can be sustained over time without ongoing Alcoa Foundation funding;
  • demonstrate commitment to the inclusion of diverse and underserved populations.

Alcoa Foundation also prioritizes partners that can engage Alcoa employees in volunteering opportunities and can effectively communicate the impact of their work together.


Application guidelines:
Alcoa Foundation selects nonprofit partnerships based on funding priorities and local needs. Grant applications are by invitation only. They are not accepting Letters of Inquiry at this time. Unfortunately, the Foundation cannot respond to unsolicited proposals that it may receive.

Publication Date
Friday, 01 April 2022
Applicable location
Netherlands (the)
Saudi Arabia
United States of America (the)
Biodiversity conservation
Forest landscape restoration
Climate change
Forest conservation and management
Financing opportunities