Coca-Cola Foundation Gives $8.8 Million to Social Entrepreneurs around the World

Six Million People in 23 Countries Expected to Benefit from Coca-Cola’s Generosity

The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, awarded US$8.8 million in grants to 66 community organizations worldwide during the second quarter of 2013.

The latest grants support the Foundation’s focus areas of enhancing personal well-being, building strong communities and protecting the environment. Between April and June, $1.9 million was directed to physical activity and well-being programs; $4.6 million to local priorities that include education, community improvement and other social well-being programs; and $2.3 million to water stewardship, recycling and environmental programs.

“The Coca-Cola Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the communities in the 200-plus countries where we operate,” said Lisa M. Borders, Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President of Global Community Connections for The Coca-Cola Company. “These organizations are creating the type of change needed to improve people’s lives, build sustainable communities and enhance our environment for future generations.”

Organizations receiving grant funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation during the second quarter of 2013 include:

WELL-BEING

Active Healthy Living

DESEM Dek Urguay, Dale Juguemos (Let’s Play), Uruguay, $15,000
Valo, Valtakunnallinen Liikunta Ja Urhiluorganisaatio Ry, MUUVIT Olympic Adventure!, Finland, $400,000
NPO Japan Running Promotion Organization, Improving Running Ability for Healthy Active Lifestyles in Japan, Japan, $190,000
Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Active Transportation in Ireland and Potential Health Impacts, Spain, $138,000
Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Addendum to BEFRI (Berlin Risk Evaluation in Women): ELS-Substudy, Germany, $132,000
West Ham United Community Sports Trust, Beat the Street EPODE, United Kingdom, $130,000
John Tung Foundation, 2013 Rope Skipping for Healthy Lifestyles, Taiwan Province Of China, $120,000
Fundación Junior Achievement Ecuador, “Apúntate a Jugar Plus” (Sign Up to Play Plus), Ecuador, $100,000
Purdue University, College of Health and Human Sciences, Active Healthy Living and Sports Dietetics Program, United States, $100,000
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, Improving Adolescent Health Through Faith Communities, United States, $50,000
National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, Do Like Olympians, Ukraine, $50,000
Youth Villages, Recreational Therapy and Nutrition Education for Girls in Georgia, United States, $45,000
Fundacion Emprender, Let’s Play, Bolivia, $45,000
Latvian Association of Dietary and Nutrition Specialists, Healthy Nutrition Programme, Latvia, $25,000
Maistobankas (Food Bank), Sveikatiada Healthy School Program, Lithuania, $20,000
Special Olympics Ukraine, I Know, I Can!, Ukraine, $20,000
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Water

World Wildlife Fund, Inc., Project Catalyst: Great Barrier Reef, Australia, $500,000
Landcare Australia Ltd., The Landcare Australia Watershed Protection and Regeneration Program 2013, Australia, $105,000
World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan, Improving Sub-Watershed Management and Environmental Awareness around Ayubia National Park (G200-Western Himalayas)-Phase V, Pakistan, $99,998
Atma Jaya, Rain Water Harvesting System to Support A Healthy Active School, Indonesia, $74,887
Nature Conservancy, The Chongón-Colonche and Cerro Blanco Ecological Corridor: An initiative to Conserve and Restore Key Water Sources and Biodiversity, Ecuador, $25,000
Environment

Mahila Sewa Trust, Solar Energy Project in Dungarpur, Rajasthan and Sabarkantha, Gujarat, India, $449,692
American University of Beirut, Biodiversity Village Award 2013, United States, $140,000
Ciuada Saludable, Eco-School Program in Peru, Peru, $100,000
International Relief & Development, Improving Citrus Orchards, Phase-II, Sargodha, Pakistan, $75,000
Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Coca-Cola Eco-Efficiency Award 2013, Peru, $75,000
Fundacion Emprender, Learning Environmental Entrepreneurship (AEMA: Aprender A Emprender En El Medio Ambiente), Bolivia, $45,000
Fundacion Paraguaya de Cooperacion y Desarrollo, Aprender a Emprender en el Medio Ambiente – AEMA, Paraguay, $40,000
DESEM Del Uruguay, AEMA Aprender a Emprender en el Medio Ambiente, Uruguay, $40,000
Fundacion Galapagos Ecuador, Galapagos Coastal and Submarine Clean Up Program, Ecuador, $30,000
Chattahoochee Nature Center, Chattahoochee Nature Cultural Experience Program, United States, $25,000
Fundación Junior Achievement Ecuador, “Aprender a Emprender en el Medio Ambiente” – “Learn to Entrepreneur in the Environment”, Ecuador, $10,000
Co-being Cultural Autonomy, Clean Bay Green Camp, Ukraine, $10,000

BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES

Education/Youth Development/Community Improvement

Pact Institute, Mekong Vitality Suc Song Mekong, United States, $400,000
UNIS CITE, Booster Drop-out Prevention Program, France, $260,000
Cruz Roja Española, Building Bridges Between the Job Market and Unemployed Young People, Spain, $187,440
Clontarf Foundation, TCCAusF- Engaging Aboriginal Boys in Education in Australia, Australia, $103,000
Beyond Empathy LTD, TCCAusF- Breaking Barriers Building Futures, Australia, $103,000
Beacon Foundation, The Beacon Program, Australia, $77,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, Australia, $77,000
Kashf Foundation, Mainstreaming Female Entrepreneurs through Microfinance and Capacity Building, Pakistan, $75,000
Georgia Charter Schools Association, Georgia Charter School of the Year Award – 2014, United States, $50,000
Newspaper in Education Institute, Choices from the Ground Up, United States, $30,000
Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc., Urban Youth Empowerment Program WORKS, United States, $25,000
Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc., Making Sports A Safe Place, United States, $25,000
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Arts Education, United States, $25,000
Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Developing Leaders through Nonprofit University, United States, $25,000
About The Coca-Cola Foundation

Since its inception, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million in grants to support global sustainable community initiatives. For more information

Learn More: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/the-coca-cola-foundation

About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world’s most valuable brand, our Company’s portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.

SOURCE: The Coca-Cola Company