Investing in communities is deeply rooted in our culture and business.

What began as an idea to support local nonprofits more than 60 years ago has evolved into a continuous tradition of giving and community partnership. Today our company is filled with community-minded employees who are proud to carry on our culture of community investment.

Over the last 10 years, we have worked hard to address important issues like preventing underage tobacco use while also contributing to efforts that help our communities thrive. We're proud of the progress that’s been made and the partnerships we've built, and there's always more to be done.
The most important business challenge we’re focused on is addressing current trends in underage e-vapor use. While use of traditional tobacco products among people under 18 years old has reached historic lows, underage e-vapor use has increased sharply. From 2019-21 we are dedicating more than half of our charitable giving to our signature focus area - Success 360°. This initiative focuses on positive youth development primarily for middle and high schoolers as a way to help address underage product use.

In all five of our corporate giving portfolios, we’ve committed to making our strongest impacts where they matter most. Along with Success 360° and our employee action platform called Altria Contributing Together – or simply, “act” – we focus in three areas in our operating communities: Environment; Inclusive Community and Culture; and Workforce and Economic Growth.

2020 Contributions Summary

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To align our investments with changing community needs, employee interests and business priorities, Altria focuses our community investment in these four areas:


National Programs


Through this signature corporate giving area we partner with leading national and local organizations with a proven record of helping kids in middle and high school avoid risky behaviors, including tobacco use.

Altria Contributing Together ("act")

Investing in our communities is in our DNA.

Targeted Programs


Responsible environmental business practices and viable supply chains promote long-term business success and sustainability of natural resources.

Inclusive Community & Culture

An inclusive, vibrant community and positive quality of life for all residents benefits the entire community and strengthens our businesses’ ability to attract, retain and engage top talent, especially in our Richmond, Va. headquarters location.

Workforce & Economic Growth

Businesses and communities must work together to sustain a healthy economic climate and develop a talent pipeline that meets current and future employment needs.

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Inclusive Communities and Culture

This portfolio is aimed at enhancing access and equity in our communities through our diversity and inclusion, arts and culture and basic human needs philanthropic investments.
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The Evolution of Our Underage Tobacco Prevention Grant Portfolio

Senior Manager of Corporate Citizenship, Amber Roos, shares the ways Success360° aids in underage tobacco prevention through targeted grants and support of key nonprofits.

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Championing Culture Change through Employee Community Engagement

I’ve seen how our employees and our companies have been involved in the community, generously giving and volunteering. 

*Includes $22.9 million in strategic tax reform-related giving