At Albemarle, we believe in the POTENTIAL of every community to flourish.

Strengthening our communities by enhancing the quality of life for our employees, customers and neighbors through charitable giving, academic scholarships and volunteerism is one of our most important responsibilities. Over the years, Albemarle, our employees and our retirees have invested millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours in support of our communities. Today, we continue to build on this history of commitment and participation to make an even greater and more sustainable impact in the places where we live and work.

As individuals, and collectively as a global company, we work passionately to make a profound impact in our world. Our financial contributions focus on key sustainability and social causes, including: Education, Health, Social and Wellness, and Culture. To see a list of some of our primary giving initiatives, click the tabs below.

Education is a cornerstone of the American Dream. Skills and knowledge are the tickets to self-sufficiency, personal fulfillment and civic participation. Strong educational outcomes lead to strong democratic, economic and social systems. The Albemarle Foundation recognizes the important skills which can be obtained from a solid educational foundation, including critical thinking and data analysis. We also recognize the assistance needed in the classroom and beyond to move the needle, be a change agent and make a true positive difference in our communities.

Here are a few educational initiatives we proudly support:

City Year

City Year partners with at-risk schools to help bridge the gap between what their students need and what the schools are designed to provide. In doing so, City Year helps students reach their full potential and graduate high school in communities all across America.

Education has the power to help every student reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to both get to school and be ready and able to learn.

communities in schools

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS is committed to helping students achieve success in school and continue their college education or other post-secondary training. As a result, the youth in our communities are better equipped to find meaningful employment, lead productive, gratifying lives, and become contributing members of our society.

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program which fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.