Albemarle Foundation 2020 Community Impact Report - Flipbook - Page 11
Community 2020 Impact Report
Community 2020 Impact Report
Albemarle Foundation Grant Programs
The Foundation’s matching gift program provides all eligible
employees, retirees, and board members the flexibility to
support organizations they are passionate about, and
Albemarle Foundation matches those individual donations
on a one-to-one basis.
Educating Future Engineers
The Foundation uses community grants, matching grants, volunteer grants, and a scholarship program to
distribute funds that make significant, sustainable, and profound impact.
Nonprofit organizations are on the frontlines of
advancing and enhancing our communities.
From large-scale health initiatives to providing
children with school supplies, our partnerships with
nonprofits are instrumental in the Foundation’s
efforts to invest in and give back to the communities
in which Albemarle operates and we call home.
Both the Foundation Board, from a budgetary
perspective, and local Foundation Site Councils are responsible for reviewing and approving
community grants. As partners of the Foundation,
select nonprofit organizations receive multi-year
grants to help support larger initiatives or ongoing
Our site in Magnolia, Arkansas, helped create the Albemarle
Endowed Professorship for the Southern Arkansas University
to support professors in their efforts to create opportunities
for future workforce and STEM initiatives. In 2018, Albemarle
Corporation and Albemarle Foundation made a multi-year
commitment to the College of Science and Engineering totaling
$100,000, providing annual resources for equipment, technology, and instruction. Since inception, the Foundation has
provided over $200,000 in support of community engagement
grants and employee matching donations to the University.
Typically, matches are made for up to $2,500 per eligible
contributor each year. For 2020, the cap was increased to
$25,000 to help provide additional support to nonprofits
as they dealt with the challenges of COVID-19 and racial
equity and social justice issues, while still managing their
primary missions and outreach.
Whether employees are supporting their alma maters,
local food banks and schools, or nationally recognized
nonprofit organizations, the Foundation is pleased to
support employees’ commitments to their communities.
The Foundation also champions special matching gift
initiatives at our sites around the globe, furthering the
impact sites make through their fundraising campaigns.
Grow the Good
Albemarle is helping to grow the next generation of environmental stewards through our partnership with Discovery
Place Nature. As our communities find themselves living in an
increasingly urban environment with green spaces vanishing
by the day, the importance of providing opportunities for
adults and children to spend time in a natural environment
is critical. To help counter this trend and improve science and
environmental literacy, the Foundation is investing in the creation of a nature center in our headquarters, Charlotte, North
Carolina. The new museum is designed to effectively serve
Charlotte’s fast-growing, quickly diversifying population and
provide citizens of all ages the opportunity to safely explore
the outdoors, create a connection to the environment, and
learn sustainable practices implementable in their daily lives.
The Kemerton Operations
and Projects team joined
forces to raise funds and
awareness for Australian
Movember. The mission of
Movember is to increase early
cancer detection, diagnosis,
and effective treatments, and
ultimately reduce the number
of preventable deaths. One of
the ways people raise awareness and money is by growing
a mustache. The team held
fundraising activities across
our Australian locations.
An Operations team member shared his personal and
powerful health experiences and highlighted the importance
of regular health checks and checking on your work
The team raised $6,049, nearly doubling what they raised in
the prior year. With matching dollars from the Foundation,
over $12,000 was donated to Movember.
Partnering for Sustainability
Albemarle Foundation Community Grants
Raising Funds and Awareness for Cancer
Matching Grant Programs
Supporting Food Banks After a Storm
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a longtime community partner to our Baton Rouge site. After southwestern
Louisiana was hit hard by Hurricane Laura, employees
participated in a special matching grant program with
the Foundation. With a community grant and the special
matching grant, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank received
over $24,000 from the Foundation to support food banks
Grow the Good