Since our inception in 1984, The Coca-Cola Foundation has given
back more than $650 million to enhance the sustainability of local communities
Foundation is our Company's primary
international philanthropic arm. The Foundation was established in the U.S. as
a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Foundations grants are awarded
throughout the year based on our priorities, tax requirements, legal compliance
and approval by the Foundation's Board
All requests for community support in the form of grants or sponsorships
must be submitted through our online
In 1984, Roberto Goizueta, then Chairman and
CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, established The Coca-Cola Foundation. Over the
past three decades, The Foundation has grown from a local foundation into a
global philanthropic organization awarding $98 million in 2013 to impact
approximately 134 million people in 122 countries.
The Coca-Cola Company is committed to giving back 1 percent of its
prior year’s operating income annually. This commitment is made through The
Coca-Cola Foundation and Company donations. In 2013, The Coca-Cola Company and
The Coca-Cola Foundation invested more than $143 million in communities
Since its inception, the Foundation has supported learning inside
and outside the classroom. However, addressing critical community challenges
and opportunities is an evolving process. In 2007, the Foundation broadened its
support to include global water stewardship programs, fitness and nutrition
efforts and community recycling programs. Today, our strategies align with the
Company’s Sustainability platform and include women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship.
- Women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship
- Water: access to clean water, water conservation and recycling
- Well-Being: active healthy living, education and youth development
In addition, the Foundation supports many local community programs
such as arts and culture, community and economic development programs in the
United States, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and
awareness programs in Africa and Latin America.
Our community commitment is shared across The Coca-Cola system.
When natural disasters strike, The Coca-Cola Foundation and the entire
Coca-Cola system respond to offer emergency relief. Through the Coca-Cola
Matching Gifts Program, eligible employees make personal contributions to
qualified organizations and The Coca-Cola
Foundation matches those contributions on a 2-for-1 basis.
complete list of 2013 Foundation grants and corporate donations.