Alcoa Foundation Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship Program

What is the Conservation & Sustainability Fellowship Program?

Active from 2004-2009, the Alcoa Foundation's signature Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship Program focused on advancing the knowledge and support for exemplary work in the field of conservation and sustainability through fellowships to outstanding academics and practitioners from non-governmental organizations (NGOs). By bringing together the academic, NGO and business communities, Alcoa Foundation’s program represented a new model of effective private philanthropic action to address urgent problems of global concern. This program is now closed.

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What is the Alcoa Foundation?

Alcoa Foundation is a nonprofit U.S. corporate foundation with assets of approximately US$370 million. Its mission is to actively invest in the quality of life in Alcoa communities worldwide. Throughout its history, Alcoa Foundation has been a source of positive community change and enhancement, with over US$490 million invested since 1952.

By bringing together the academic, NGO and business communities, Legacy Alcoa Foundation’s program represented a new model of effective private philanthropic action to address urgent problems of global concern.

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Program at a Glance

2004-2009

Academic Fellows: 30
Practitioner Fellows: 60
Academic Partners: 5
Sustainability Institutes: 3
Countries: 31