Fifty-two community organizations in 21 countries around the world were awarded a total of $8.6 million in grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, during the third quarter of 2012.
The grants, which fund initiatives benefiting nearly 19 million people worldwide, empower community organizations to promote fitness, advance good nutrition, conserve water, increase recycling, protect nature, educate students and support schools. The grants direct resources toward the Foundation’s global priority areas, including:
“Our grants invest in the ingenuity of grassroots partners who contribute to the well-being of communities around the world,” said Ingrid Saunders Jones, Chairperson of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “With our support, these partners work to improve the quality of life for their families, their neighbors, their cities and their countries.”
The Foundation’s sustainable community grants will benefit:
Organizations awarded grant funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation during the third quarter of 2012 include:
ACTIVE HEALTHY LIVING
Ten organizations received a total of $755,000 in grants to support youth development, community improvement, economic development and environmental responsibility, and to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS:
About The Coca-Cola Foundation
Since its inception in 1992, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million to support global sustainable community initiatives, including water stewardship, community recycling, active healthy living, and education. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_coke.html
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 15 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 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. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journeyat www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or check out our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com.