Alcoa Foundation Partnership for Trees

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Alcoa Foundation and American Forests have joined together for the Partnership for Trees Program, a multi-year initiative to plant hundreds of thousands of native tree species on damaged and degraded sites around the world by engaging local communities in the restoration of forest ecosystems.

This initiative, which commenced in 2011, builds toward Alcoa’s goal of planting 10 million trees by 2020 and supports American Forests’ mission to protect and restore forests. For a project to qualify for this program, Alcoa sites and employees work with qualified local nonprofit groups and agencies to develop and submit forest restoration proposals and then participate in the tree planting.

Alcoa Foundation Partnership for Trees - Year 4 Statistics

The Application

The 2015 Alcoa Foundation and American Forests’ Global ReLeaf Partnership for Trees application is now open. Please note that you will need to be logged in to access the application. Click here for further guidance on how to apply through our online system.

For those thinking about applying for our 2015 project cycle, please consider coordinating with your local Alcoa plant and referring to American Forests’ general Project Criteria and FAQs for information on grant requirements.

If you have any questions regarding this program or American Forests’ forest restoration work, please contact Megan Higgs at 202-370-4519 or

The Projects

In 2014, the Partnership for Trees Program planted more than 220,000 trees across 22 global project sites.

Check out this wildfire restoration project supported by the Alcoa Foundation.

The News

American Forests’ blog, Loose Leaf, contains updates and additional information on our work, including the Partnership for Trees.

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