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Alcoa Foundation

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open


Trust established in 1952 in PA; incorporated in 1964.


Education, environment, science, mathematics, transportation


No grants to individuals (except for employee-related scholarships), or for endowments, capital campaigns, debt reduction, operating costs or reserves, indirect or overhead costs, fundraising events or sponsorships including walks/runs, golf tournaments, tickets, tables, benefits, raffles, souvenir programs, advertising, or fundraising dinners, trips, conferences, seminars, festivals, one-day events, documentaries, videos, or research projects/programs.


Year ended 2012-12-31

Assets: $460,142,329 (market value)

Gifts received: $500,000

Expenditures: $24,816,126

Total giving: $21,517,932

Qualifying distributions: $23,143,326

Giving activities include:

$21,517,932 for 1070 grants


The following grants are a representative sample of this grantmaker's funding activity:

  • $750,000 to Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. National Headquarters, New York, NY, in 2012. For Girl Scouts Forever Green program
  • $713,000 to Alcoa Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2012. For grants in Brazil
  • $250,000 to Junior Achievement Worldwide, Colorado Springs, CO, in 2012. For Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Program Enhancements
  • $200,000 to Engineers Without Borders USA, Denver, CO, in 2012. For creation of a Global Engineer position
  • $190,000 to Institute of International Education, New York, NY, in 2012. To advance a Sustainability Academic Partnership as the Managing Partner
  • $25,000 to Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, in 2012. For China Center Clean Energy Research Project
  • $20,000 to Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2012. For Pittsburgh Regional Design Lives Here Event
  • $18,000 to StrongLand Chamber Foundation, Vandergrift, PA, in 2012. For Invention Convention Showcase
  • $15,000 to Dodge County Certified Literate Community Program, Eastman, GA, in 2012. For Heart Connection Mentoring Project for 4th and 5th grade students in Dodge County. Heart Connection matches students with a trained mentor at an age when they are on the verge of independence and personal decision making
  • $750 to Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2012. For matching gift