Altria’s commitment to investing in our communities has endured as a core element of our companies’ culture for more than 60 years.

Altria’s leadership approach to community impact supports Altria’s progress with our Corporate Responsibility Goals.

We are committed to making ongoing positive impact that responds to changes in our communities. We cannot do this important work alone and are fortunate to have many excellent community partners as collaborators in our headquarters community and nationally.

As we responded to COVID-19 and our communities’ calls for equity in 2020, we rolled our learning into a new community impact plan and commitment to help advance racial, economic and social equity.

We are focusing on impact and progress in a limited number of areas according to our community giving principles, which also reflect this commitment.

Corporate Giving & Community Impact Leadership Principles

  • Alignment: Investments address business priorities, align with our employees’ interests and drive positive change in communities.
  • Financial Stewardship: We deploy our resources responsibly, considering our partners’ capacity and supporting their growth.
  • Sustainability: We work on long-term impact with leading organizations through proven, effective programs. Signature programs are evidence-based. We will also partner with emerging organizations making promising impact in our focus areas.
  • Impact Focus: We prioritize impact and transparency over corporate brand visibility. We engage respectfully, listen carefully with humility, and value our partners’ expertise.
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Points of Light

We're proud to be named as one of the year’s most community-minded businesses by the national service organization Points of Light in its 2020 Civic 50 recognition.

Corporate Giving and Employee Community Engagement Progress

$55M

Enterprise Corporate Giving

Including a $5M initiative to help address systemic racism

$400K & $200K

Raised through the Stronger Together Race & Equity and COVID-19 giving campaigns, respectively

56%

of Employees

Engaged through Altria Contributing Together (act)

96%

of Executives

Served on more than 80 non-profit boards of directors

60%

Participation

AGDC employees fielded a Virtual Volunteering Challenge, logging 3,142 hours of service

Strategic Focus Areas

Altria’s priorities reflect the interests of our businesses, employees and communities. Our commitment to advancing racial, social and economic equity is embedded across our giving portfolios. To align with changing community needs, Altria focuses our community investment in the following areas:

National Programs


Success360°

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

Investing in our communities is in our DNA. Altria Contributing Together (act) drives business and social impact by helping Altria employees engage with diverse community partners working on positive social change.

Targeted Programs


Environment

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

Equitable & Vibrant Communities

An inclusive, vibrant community offers ways for all residents to thrive.

Workforce & Economic Equity

Businesses and communities must work together to develop a diverse talent pipeline for local job opportunities, sustain a healthy economy and address systemic wealth imbalances in historically excluded communities.

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Launch of Employee Civic Action

We have long supported employees in contributing their time and resources in communities where they live and work, encouraging individuals to become part of something bigger and instilling a greater sense of purpose in our culture.
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SCOTUS Title VII Ruling Support & VA Values Act

Altria is committed to treating all its employees fairly and with respect and we invest in a diverse workforce.
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Disaster Relief Efforts

Altria employees are community-minded and passionate about serving others. Despite hardship brought on by the pandemic and the abundant stress of 2020, many employees were still seeking ways to lend a hand to their neighbors in need.