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The Coca-Cola Foundation Awards $26.2 Million in First Half of the Year to Benefit More Than 90 Million People Worldwide

 Funding supports global efforts to strengthen communities, promote well-being, and protect our environment

ATLANTA - Tuesday, August 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded $26.2 million USD to 74 community organizations during the first half of 2015. These grants will benefit more than 90 million people across 76 countries, and are focused on The Coca-Cola Company’s core sustainability priorities - women, water and well-being.

“As a global company operating in more than 200 countries, Coca-Cola is part of a large and diverse community and we are proud to support the well-being of the communities where we live and work,” said Lisa M. Borders, Chair, The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President, Global Community Affairs. “By working with local organizations, we are helping to find solutions to the global challenges we collectively face.”

During the first half of 2015, the Foundation awarded $2.3 million to support women’s empowerment initiatives, $9.3 million to support water and environmental initiatives, $12.2 million to support well-being initiatives including active healthy living, education, youth development and HIV/AIDS, and $2.3 million to support of other community improvement programs, including $1 million in disaster relief efforts. Organizations receiving grants more than $100,000 during the first half of the year are included below. For a full list of grantees, please click here.


Well-Being: Active Healthy Living

    Sağlıklı Hayatı Teşvik ve Sağlık Politikaları Derneği, “The Promotion of Active Life Project,” Turkey, $1,100,000.
    German Sports Youth, German Olympic Sports Confederation, “SMART SPORT,” Germany, $730,000.
    Centre National pour les Développement du Sport, “Sport Health and Wellness,” France, $680,000.
    streetfootballworld gGmbH, “Football for Social Change—Scaling Football 3,” Germany, $550,000.
    Die Internationale Vereinigung für Sport für Alle e.V., “Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future!” Multiple European Countries, $450,000.
    Beijing Normal University Education Foundation, “Balanced Diet—Active Living,” China, $400,000.
    Fundacja Aktywności Fizycznej i Zdrowia—Sport Support, “2015 Leader Sports Animators—Wake Your Body Program,” Poland, $300,000.
    Fondazione per la Ricerca sul Diabete ONLUS (Diabetes Research Foundation), “Epode Umbria Region Obesity Intervention Study EUROBIS,” Italy, $205,000.
    Klichko Brothers Foundation, “Call Your Friends—Let’s Play Together!” Ukraine, $200,000.
    PRAIS Foundation, “We are the Moving Generation,” Romania, $200,000.
    Swedish Swimming Federation, “The ABCs of Swimming,” Sweden, $200,000.
    Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, “Trails and Healthy Recreation for All: Metropolitan Grants Program,” United States, $175,000.
    Interfaith Youth Core, “Better Together Campaign,” United States, $100,000.
    Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, The Department of Sport Science & Kinesiology, “SALTO—Salzburg Together Against Obesity,” Austria, $150,000.
    Udruzenje gradjana Delpas (Civil Association Delpas), “Find the Right Measure,” Serbia, $150,000.
    Girls on the Run International, “Girls on the Run Middle School Project,” United States, $100,000.
    San Francisco Parks Alliance, “Mobile Rec,” United States, $100,000.

Well-Being: Education and Youth Development

    The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation - Mercy Corps, “Youth Empowered for Success (YES!) Program,” Multiple African Countries, $3,150,000 million.
    Thurgood Marshall College Fund, “TMCF/Coca-Cola HBCU First-Generation Scholarship Program,” United States, $500,000.
    UNIS-CITE, “Booster,” France, $260,000.
    Apollo Theater Foundation, “Apollo Theater Academy and K-12 Education Programs,” United States, $200,000.
    Central Washington University Foundation, “Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarships,” United States, $100,000.
    The Institute for Responsible Citizenship, “2015 Institute,” United States, $100,000.
    University of Kentucky Research Foundation, “Coca-Cola First Generation College Student Support,” United States, $100,000.
    White House Fellows Foundation and Association, “White House Fellows Leadership Development Program,” United States, $100,000.

Well-Being: HEALTH

    Global Environment &Technology Foundation, “Bolstering Africa’s Resilience (BAR) Initiative,” Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, $1,000,000.
    San Francisco AIDS Foundation, “Bridgemen Program,” United States, $100,000.


    PACT Institute, “Swan Yi II: Strengthening Abilities for Women’s Economic Empowerment (Myanmar Language for Empowerment),” Myanmar, $2,000,000.
    Metroplex Economic Development Corporation, “The Success Factor: The Fast Track to Owning Your Own Business,” United States, $200,000.
    FORCE FEMMES, “Women in Business Academy,” France, $100,000.

Water and Environment

    United Nations Development Programme, “New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives,” Multiple Eurasian and African Countries, $2,250,000.
    Pronatura México, “Water and Wastewater Plant for Marginalized Communities,” Mexico, $1,700,000.
    World Wildlife Fund-UK, “Water Sensitive Farming for English Chalk Streams and Sustainable Supply Chains,” United Kingdom, $1,545,000.
    Institute Doe Seu Lixo, “ICCB-Recycling Cooperative Management Capability Program,” Brazil, $950,000.
    United Nations Development Programme, “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Water Resources in the Lower and Middle Reaches of the Yellow River Basin and the Haihe River Basin,” China, $800,000.
    Shenzhen One Foundation, “Clean Water Project,” China, $600,000.
    TERI University, “The Coca-Cola Department of Water Resource Management at TERI University,” India, $350,000.
    The Nature Conservancy, “North America Freshwater Replenishment Partnership,” United States, $200,000.
    Pact Institute, “Community WASH Response: Hmaw-bi Township,” Myanmar, $154,255.
    Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, “Replenishing Water to Nature Through Watershed Protection Conservation Easements Program,” United States, $123,950.
    Forest and Sea for Life Foundation, “Enhancing the Klong Yan Watershed Resource Conservation and Rehabilitation Network Project,” Thailand, $110,000.
    Fundación para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad (ALIARSE), “The Water Vigilants Program 2015,” Costa Rica, $100,000.
    World Wildlife Fund-US, “Freshwater Ecosystems Conservation and Protection in Mesoamerican Reef Communities,” Multiple Central American Countries, $100,000.


    American Red Cross, “Nepal Disaster Relief,” Nepal, $1,000,000.
    Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc., “Arts Center Program Support,” United States, $600,000.
    Pronatura Mexico, A.C., “Improve Quality of Life of Communities in the Coca-Cola Mexican Reforestation Program,” Mexico, $500,000.
    National Urban Fellows, “Collaborative Leadership for Stronger Communities,” United States, $200,000.

About The Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $750 million in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit

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, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, POWERADE, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, Dasani, FUZE TEA 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 1.9 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 Journey at, follow us on Twitter at, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at or find us on LinkedIn at

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