Coca-Cola Foundation Benefits 19 Million People in 21 Countries

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:
•    $2.6 million for water stewardship;
•    $625,000 for community recycling;
•    $2.1 million for active, healthy living;
•    $2.5 for education; and
•    $755,000 for other local priorities, such as youth development, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, economic development, community improvement and environmental responsibility.

Take a look on Coca-Cola Journey for a list of specific organizations benefiting from these grants – some located right here in Atlanta, while others are across the globe!

Wanda Rodwell is Communications Director of Global Community Connections at The Coca-Cola Company.