Arconic Foundation Announces $470,000 to Non-Profits for Sustainability and Social Equity
The Arconic Foundation has granted 11 grants totalling $470,000 to non-profit organisations in Blount, Knox, and Sevier counties to support educational, environmental, and social equality activities.
This year's financing will support the expansion of educational programmes, particularly in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and manufacturing workforce development, the creation of an equal society, and the expansion of recycling activities.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville will receive $100,000, Pellissippi State Community College will receive $80,000, Girls Inc. will receive $40,000, and the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will receive $30,000.
Alcoa City Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, and Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park each received $25,000 from the foundation for education.
A $60,000 grant for environmental sustainability was awarded to Maryville College. The foundation gave $35,000 to the United Way of Blount County and $25,000 to the Richard Williams Jr. Leadership Development Academy for social justice activities.
Arconic operations plant manager, Jeff Weida, said:
"We are very excited to invest in programmes through the Arconic Foundation like the one at Maryville College to increase recycling efforts on campus and TCAT Knoxville’s programme to purchase and install equipment that will help train students on automotive aluminium frame repair."
Ryan Kish, Arconic Foundation president and treasurer, commented:
"Arconic Foundation is building on our long history of partnership in the region, working with both new and past nonprofit partners. We are grateful for the opportunity to support and work with these organisations that share our values, demonstrate a deep commitment to the community, and show innovation in their approaches to improving the lives of those they serve.”
Source: The Daily Times