The foundation invests in community projects every year that focus on the environment and on education. 19 area non-profits will benefit this year including Wesselman Nature Society.
"What Alcoa does for us and what it does for our community," said John Foster of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, "is taking so many of the organizations and institutions that are doing amazing work, and helping us elevate that much higher. So, when you go to the museum, or you go to Angel Mounds, or you go to the nature center, and you get to have those experiences, part of the reason that it is so wonderful is that we have Alcoa in our community."
Youth First, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Friends of Angel Mounds are a few of the other agencies chosen to get grant money.