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The Coca-Cola Foundation Invests $9.6 Million to Fortify Global Sustainability Efforts


$3.6 Million Will Support Global Water Initiatives

ATLANTA, -The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, recently awarded $9.6 million in grant awards to more than 40 global community organizations during the third quarter of 2011. Of the $9.6 million awarded, $3.6 million will support water stewardship projects; $1.8 million will support educational initiatives; and $1.3 million will support fitness and nutrition programs. Additionally, $1.3 million will support other local priorities, such as recycling, youth development, arts and culture, and civic initiatives.

“The Coca-Cola Company is doing its part to help communities thrive,” said Ingrid Saunders Jones, Chairperson of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “ We are supporting a wide-range of sustainable community programs across the globe to help develop economies, improve lives and create opportunity .”

Those global organizations receiving funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation during the 3 rd quarter of 2011 include:

Water Stewardship

*Cambodian Women for Peace and Development, “Communities Clean Water Supply and Sanitation,” Cambodia, $45,000
*CARE USA, “Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes,” United States, $70,000
*Nature Conservancy, “North American Partnership,” The United States, $200,000
*Research Center for Family Health & Community Development, “Clean Water for Communities,” Vietnam, $70,000
*Tree Utah, “Ecological Restoration Program: Jordan River Watershed,” United States, $20,000
*Umweltorganisation WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme, “Wetland Restoration in the Danube-Drava-Mura Area,” Austria, $90,000
*United Nations Foundation, “Community-based Water Management and Adaptation to Climate Change Project,” United States, $2 million
*World Wildlife Fund, Inc., “Community and Ecosystem Resilience to Climate Change,” United States, $600,000
*World Wildlife Fund, Inc., “Restoration of Monday River in Parana Watershed,” United States, $60,000
*WWF Spain (Adena), “Restoring Alto Guardiana,” Spain, $441,000


*Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., “Apollo Theater Academy,” United States, $200,000
*Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, “Coca-Cola First Generation College Scholarship Program,” United States, $100,000
*China Youth Development Foundation, “Project Hope Teacher Training Program,” China, $50,000
*National Urban Fellows, Inc., “Public Service Leadership Development and Diversity Program,” United States, $50,000
*Philippine Business for Social Progress, “Little Red School House,” Philippines, $200,000
*Save the Children Honduras, “Building Communication and Capacity Opportunity for the Prevention of Child Labor in Sugar Cane Farms,” Honduras, $100,000
*United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “BizFest-Youth Entrepreneurship Training and Competition,” United States, $25,000
*University of San Francisco, “Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program,” United States, $500,000 multi-year grant
*Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc., “Think UP! Unlimited Possibilities: The Career Life Empowerment Program,” United States, $50,000

Active Healthy Living

*Gameday Healthy Kids Foundation, “The Gameday/Coca-Cola Live Positively Initiative,” United States, $50,000
*ISB vzw, “Street Action,” Belgium, $651,000
*Loughborough University Development Trust, “Sporting Performance and Promotion of Physical Activity,” United Kingdom, $464,000
*Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Inc., “Health and Wellness Programming for People of all Abilities,” United States, $50,000
*Palestine Association for Children’s Encouragement of Sports, “Using Sports to Promote a Healthy Future,” United Kingdom, $50,000
*Special Olympics Israel, “Sport Competition for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities,” Israel, $50,000
*Special Olympics Ukraine, “2011 Special Olympics European Basketball Week in Ukraine,” Ukraine, $20,000


*Keep America Beautiful, Inc., “Collegiate Recycling Bin Grant,” United States, $150,000
*Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds, “Fresh WATER (Wise Approach to Environment Resources),” Ukraine, $60,000

Disaster Relief

*American National Red Cross, “Disaster Relief for New York,” United States, $25,000
*United Way of Vermont, “Statewide Disaster Relief,” United States, $25,000


*The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation: Africare, United States, “The Injongo Yethu Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Services Project,” $1 million
*Chinese Foundation for the Prevention of STD & AIDS, “Aid Project for AIDS Affected Vulnerable Groups,” China, $200,000

Youth Development

*JA Worldwide, “INJAZ - Coca-Cola Civic Engagement Initiative,” United States, $500,000
*Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, “Leadership Academy to Serve Metro Atlanta High School Students,” United States, $50,000
*Latin American Association, “!Inspira! Youth Academic Achievement Initiative,” United States, $25,000

Community/Arts & Culture/ Environment

*24/7 Gateway, LLC, “Gateway Center Homeless Outreach and Services,” United States, $50,000
*Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, HACR Corporate Executives Forum" United States, $50,000
*La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Inc., “La MaMa Culturehub Educational Initiative,” United States, $100,000
*Please Be Kind to Cyclists, “Victim Relief Effort (Cyclists VIP),” United States, $25,000
*Estonian Fund for Nature, “Regeneration of Mires,” Estonia, $20,000
*Fundación Junior Achievement Ecuador, “Aprender a Emprender en el Medio Ambiente AEMA” (Learn to be an Entrepreneur in the Environment, Ecuador, $10,000
*H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, “Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments,” United States, $150,000
*Vsemirnyi Fond Prirody, “Community-Based Polar Bear Conservation in Chukotka,” Russian Federation, $100,000

About The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation has contributed more than $451 million in support of global sustainable community initiatives. Since the beginning of 2011, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $47 million to 167 community organizations. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to

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, the Company’s portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply and Georgia. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages at a rate of 1.7 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. For more information about our Company, please visit our website at


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