Grant Guidelines

Supporting the communities where we live and work.

Our investment in communities aims to advance the workforce of today and tomorrow, enable an inclusive and sustainable economy, and promote safe, healthy and economically vibrant regions.

Non-Profit Grant Funding

Albemarle provides three types of grant funding to non-profit organizations:

 

Community Investment Partnership

By-invitation-only, multi-year grants to support long-term development in a region.

 

Strategic Pillar Partners

Typically, single-year grants focused on one of our strategic pillars of STEM Education, Workforce Development or Environmental Sustainability.

 

Community Resiliency Grants

Grants to non-profit organizations in the communities where we operate to support local, critical needs.

 

If you are interested in submitting a grant application:

Grant Eligibility

We consider grant requests that meet the following criteria:

  • Alignment to at least one of Albemarle’s strategic pillars with a preference for Albemarle employee engagement.
  • The recipient organization must be:
    • Within 50 miles of an Albemarle Corporation location
    • A permanent, tax-exempt 501(c)3 US organization or non-US equivalent
    • Able to provide financial statements from the previous year

 

Grants will not be considered from the following: 

  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability or veteran status 
  • Private foundations 
  • Memorials, endowments and annual campaigns 
  • Requests that benefit individuals or families 
  • Labor, fraternal organizations, trade associations or organizations serving a limited constituency
  • Political candidates, campaigns or organizations 

Grant Application Process

Albemarle aims for a simple, transparent and consistent process for our grant applications and approvals.

 

Timing

  • Community Investment Partnerships are by invitation only
  • Strategic Pillar Partner grant requests are open year-round and reviewed on a quarterly basis
  • Community Resiliency Grant requests are accepted twice a year during the following time periods:
    • April 1 - May 31 for June 30 decision
    • September 1 - October 31 for November 30 decision

 

Submission Process

Only organizations registered with our online giving platform may apply for grants.  An eligibility questionnaire will request information about the organization and its mission, leadership, financials and other information related to the specific funding request.

 

Notifications

Applicants are notified via email regarding grant funding decisions.   

Sponsorship Requests

We welcome sponsorship proposals for opportunities to make our communities a better place to live and work. Requests for support from a non-profit organization in exchange for tangible benefits should be submitted through a sponsorship support request. (Tangible benefits include, but are not limited to, items such as tickets, tables, product promotion and more.)

 

To request sponsorship support:

Community Impact

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