The Coca-Cola Foundation donated USD $84.5 million to communities in 2015. These grants will directly benefit nearly 300 organisations across more than 70 countries and territories, with 95 percent of the grants focused on The Coca-Cola Company’s core sustainability priorities of women, water and well-being.
“Since 1984, The Coca-Cola Foundation has given back more than $820 million to communities in more than 200 countries across the world,” said Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. “As the Foundation begins its 32nd year of giving back, we are proud of the increasingly diverse range of projects we support that make a meaningful difference for communities and the environment.”
In 2015, the Foundation awarded $5.5 million to support women’s empowerment initiatives, $26.5 million to support water and environmental initiatives, $48 million to support community strengthening initiatives including education, youth development and HIV/AIDS, and $4.3 million for other important programs that support community improvement, arts and culture, and humanitarian/disaster relief rounding out to total of nearly $85 million given back to communities in 2015.
For a full list of 2015 grantees, please click here.
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 $820 million in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/the-coca-cola-foundation.