The Albemarle Foundation – Growing the Good
Empowering Possibilities

Developing and nurturing a culture that promotes the philanthropic efforts of our employees is a top commitment for Albemarle. 10 years ago, the Albemarle Foundation, an endowed 501(c)3 private foundation, was launched as a means to power the giving potential of our employees, enabling them to create lasting value for our communities and our world.

At the Albemarle Foundation, we believe in the  POTENTIAL of every community to flourish. Strengthening our communities by enhancing the quality of life of our employees, customers and neighbors through charitable giving, academic scholarships and volunteerism is one of our most important responsibilities. Our financial contributions focus on key sustainability and social causes: wellness, green energy and conservation, STEM education and veteran support. As individuals, and collectively as a global company, we work passionately each day to make a profound impact. To date, we have granted over $25 million into the communities in which we live and operate. Together we’re striving to make our communities even more prosperous, healthy and vibrant – simply put, we are  Growing the Good

Check out the impact the Albemarle Foundation is making in the communities we live and operate in:

Flexible ways to make a difference

The Foundation takes a wide view of each community's needs and oversees a diverse program of philanthropic opportunities. The major components include:

  • Foundation Grant Program- provides direct funding to local 501(c)(3) organizations engaged in at least one of these areas: education, social and health services, and cultural resources. The Foundation board and local site councils approve all grants.
  • Matching Gift Program- gives all eligible employees and retirees the opportunity to further support charitable organizations by matching individual donations on a one-to-one basis, up to specified maximum limits and certain qualifications.
  • Employee Volunteer Program- encourages volunteerism and recognizes the outstanding leadership and volunteer efforts of Albemarle employees and retirees by special grants.
  • Albemarle Gottwald Scholarship Program- awards independent scholarships to Albemarle employee dependents. One Gottwald scholar is identified annually and granted $5,000 per year. Additional $2,500 per year scholarships are also granted.
  • Albemarle Foundation Annual Community Campaign- supports local non-profit organizations in the areas of education, health and social services, and cultural initiatives. This employee-managed annual campaign collects employee and retiree pledges by payroll deduction or one-time payment, with the Foundation handling distribution. Each year, Albemarle employees help select the following year's member agencies.  

For any questions or additional information, contact:

Sandra Holub, Executive Director

Simone Guillory, Communications Coordinator

Suzanne Tessier, Financial Reporting

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Last Updated: 7/18/2017 12:58:47 PM