Albemarle Foundation

Albemarle Foundation - Grow the Good

Across the world, we believe that nurturing our communities and promoting our employees’ philanthropic efforts are among our most important responsibilities. Over the years, Albemarle, our employees and retirees have invested millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours in support of our communities. In 2007, Albemarle created the Albemarle Foundation - a private endowed 501c3 entity who set out with a mission to make a positive, sustainable difference in the communities where we live and operate.

Today, Albemarle Foundation builds on this history of commitment and participation to make an even greater, more sustainable and profound impact on the places we call home. By utilizing the tools and resources of Albemarle Foundation, Albemarle Foundation Global and the Albemarle Care Fund - employees are empowered to Grow the Good in our own communities, and beyond!


In keeping with Albemarle Corporation, Albemarle Foundation shares the same core values. These values play an important role at our company which extends into our philanthropic efforts.

We truly CARE about the well-being of each other and the communities where we live and work.
We are CURIOUS about the unique needs of our communities across the globe and strive to empower them in a positive, sustainable direction.
We have the COURAGE to take action and make a difference every day.
We COLLABORATE with each other and other community partners to leverage opportunities.
We are HUMBLE and take the time and attention necessary to understand and appreciate the value we all bring to creating sustainable communities.
We have the INTEGRITY to do things consistent with our mission, for the right reasons and in alignment with our corporate compliance strategy and guidelines.
We are TRANSPARENT in the way we distribute grants.

Empowering our Global Potential

Grow the Good

Albemarle Foundation Global seeks to make a positive, sustainable impact in the communities where our global employees live and work. Learn more here.

Albemarle Care Fund

The Albemarle Care Fund exists to assist our own employees who have been impacted by catastrophic circumstances or natural disaster. Learn more here.

Our Impact

To date, we have granted over $46 million into our communities!

Giving Chart - Our Impact Chart


In 2020, Albemarle Foundation released its first-ever annual Community Impact Report. The report offers insight into the Foundation’s programs, distributions, and success stories in communities around the world.

“In this Community Impact Report, we showcase remarkable efforts of our employees, retirees, board members and partner agencies to translate our mission into meaningful actions throughout 2020,” said Sandra Holub, Executive Director, Albemarle Foundation. “It is inspiring to see this compilation of our company values in action to Grow the Good in our communities.”

Growing the Good

Growing the Good: Capturing Paw Prints
Soon after moving to the Houston area last year, Rachel Crouch saw Mission for Paws, a nonprofit cat and kitten rescue that operates solely with in-home volunteer fosters, hosting a cat adoption event at a local pet store. Crouch, on a whim, signed up to serve as a volunteer foster for the organization.
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Foundation partners with SHARE Charlotte to sponsor programs for Black-led Nonprofits
The Albemarle Foundation, through a continued partnership with SHARE Charlotte, has committed $100,000 to SHARE Charlotte’s SHINE™ program which assists member philanthropic organizations with tools, collaboration, and education to help create sustainable communities. This year SHARE Charlotte will offer the SHINE™ program at no cost to Black-led, Black-benefitting nonprofit partners. Learn more here. 
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Albemarle Care Fund Provides Care Packages to Employees
The Albemarle Care Fund mobilizes during natural disasters and critical events to help our employees. Recently, the Care Fund organized a drive-thru event for employees to collect care packages with supplies to help keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the effort!  
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Albemarle Foundation Donates $1 Million to Carolina Youth Coalition
The Carolina Youth Coalition (CYC) provides support for high-achieving, under-resourced high school students, or “Fellows", to access higher education. In January 2018, the Albemarle Foundation gave a grant to launch the nonprofit in Charlotte, and recently the Foundation donated $1 million to CYC to help ensure the nonprofit's ongoing success.
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Sandra Holub, Executive Director

Simone Guillory Quirk, Program Manager

Archana Thumar, Financial Reporting