Supporting our communities and working to improve the lives of those around us has been part of our culture from Day One. In order to make the most impact, we give priority emphasis to Education, Arts and Culture, Social Development and Human Services. Through volunteer efforts, funding and support, we give of our time and resources to give back to the communities where our businesses are located.
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Through investing in education, arts and culture,
social develoment and human services,
Alpha strives to create opportunities and enhance
the quality of life for our neighbors in communities
where our businesses operate.
Priority emphasis is placed on education, arts and culture, social development and human services. We also support environmental partnerships, fuel assistance and weatherization programs, youth and youth programs that build character, as well as programs that promote drug resistance education.
A conscious effort is made to determine employee interests and the community needs. Our education support lends itself to scholarships, with emphasis on serving the sons and daughters of our employees, and especially those majoring in the fields that have an impact on our industry.
We support agencies that assist those struggling with the most basic of human needs--adequate food for families. adequate food. We assist health agencies that serve the elderly and those in need of medical attention who cannot afford proper medical necessities.
We work with local Sheriff’s Departments and schools on drug awareness and drug resistance education programs throughout our service areas.
Our employees also volunteer at many nonprofit agencies. The time they give back to the community--whether sitting on boards of non-profits, training nonprofit leaders or coaching little league athletics--exemplifies Alpha's philosophy of Running Right in the many rural areas where our employees live. Volunteerism is encouraged throughout the company, and we consider it honorable to serve these many worthy causes.
Alpha's Community Involvement Program budget is prepared annually with the consideration of both market conditions and the strength and mission of the organization being considered. An employee-led Community Involvement Committee reviews requests submitted through our on-line grant request tool (click on "Grant Request" to fill out the form).
Procedure for your organization to be considered for a donation under Alpha's Community Involvement Program:
All requests for financial support above the $10,000 level must be made through our website (click on Grant Request). The application must be completely in its entirety.
All requests must provide a community service or would add value to the quality of life in a geographical area that involves the communities or neighborhoods where Alpha or an Alpha subsidiary operates.
Requests received that are less than $10,000 should be directed to the Human Resources Department of the the Alpha subsidiary or affiliate in your community (contact information can be found on the Grant Request page.
Requests are primarily considered from those organizations that are not-for-profit or a qualified 501-C-3. They must qualify as an approved donor per IRS guidelines.
Requests are to be presented for review and consideration by Alpha's Community Involvement Committee at least 90 days in advance of expected award date.
If a donation is made, the recipient must submit a letter on receipt of the check, stating that the check was received and provide the appropriate information per IRS guidelines that no goods or services were received by Alpha or any of its subsidiaries in lieu of the payment.