The Foundation granted more than $70 million to 263 organizations in 2011

ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2011 - The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, awarded $17.8 million in grants to 83 organizations worldwide during the fourth quarter. The grants include $3.6 million to support water stewardship projects; $3.7 million to support fitness and nutrition programs; $3.9 million to support education programs; and $1.6 million to support recycling initiatives. Additionally, $4.9 million will support other local priorities, such as disaster relief, HIV/AIDS prevention, youth development, arts and culture, and local civic initiatives.

"As a local company in more than 200 countries, The Coca-Cola Company has a role to play in building sustainable communities," said Ingrid Saunders Jones, Chairperson of The Coca-Cola Foundation. "Our consumers increasingly expect us to be part of their community's solution; and through our support of these 83 programs, we are making a powerful difference to improve lives and help communities thrive."

In 2011, The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded more than $70 million to 263 community organizations worldwide. Organizations awarded grants during the fourth quarter of 2011 include:

WATER STEWARDSHIP

  • APB-Bird Life Belarus, "Small Streams - Large Impact: A Water Retention Program," Belarus, $42,141
  • AVINA Americas, Inc., "Regional Initiative: + Water," Argentina, Chile, and Peru, $516,000
  • Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc., "Agos Ram Pump Project," Philippines, $118,140
  • Ege Derne'i, "Gediz Basin Small Grants Projects," Turkey, $250,000
  • Friends of the Los Angeles River, "iConserve, iClean, iCare for the Los Angeles River," United States, $25,000
  • Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica, "Brazil Rainforest Water Program," Brazil, $224,448
  • Fundacion Natura Colombia, "Reforestation in Cundinamarca Colombia," Colombia, $50,000
  • Fundacion Vida Silvestre, "Water Project Contest," Argentina,$170,500
  • Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, "Network of Community Water Resource Management: Village that Learns and Earns," Thailand, $122,600
  • Jaringan Kesejahteraan/Kesehatan Masyarakat, "Replenish Raw Water Resources as Climate Change Adaption," Indonesia, $224,978
  • Korea Green Foundation "Coca-Cola Green Leadership," Republic of Korea, $80,000
  • Malaysian Nature Society, "Coca-Cola Mns Water Vision Campaign," Malaysia, $249,106
  • The Nature Conservancy, "Chongon-Colonche--Cero Blanco Ecological Corridor in Ecuador," United States, $26,000
  • PLDT-Smart Foundation, Inc., "Year Two of the Sapinit Pacbrma in the Marikina Watershed," Philippines, $130,000
  • Pronatura México, A.C., "Catch Water Ponds in Queretaro State Desert Areas," Mexico, $125,000
  • Raleigh International Trust, "Gravity Water Feed Systems for Rural Communities in Sabah," United Kingdom, $40,000
  • Save the Children, "Every Drop Matters," United States, $75,000
  • Umid Support Social Development Public Union, "Rehabilitation of Water, Sewage System in Schools," Azerbaijan, $75,000
  • World Wildlife Fund Canada, "Fonds Mondial Pour La Nature Canada: Water for Nature, Water, Water for People: Replenishing Canada's Rivers," Canada, $125,000
  • World Wildlife Fund, Inc., "Integrated Watershed Management of the Manchaguala Subwatershed," United States,$60,000
  • WWF UK, "Replenishing Three English River Catchments," United Kingdom, $700,000
  • Yayasan Kemanusiaan Muslim Aid Malaysia, "Water for Humanity," Malaysia, $173,751

RECYCLING

  • AVINA Americas, Inc., "Socioeconomic Integration of Recycling Collectors in Brazil," Brazil, $105,000
  • AVINA Americas, Inc., "Regional Recycling Initiative for Latin America - Phase 2" Pan-Latin America, $500,000
  • Centro Nacional de la Familia, Recycling your plastic bottles - helps a family in conflict," Chile, $10,000
  • DAN Area Urban Union, "Development of educational programs and guiding of 2000 groups in 2012," Israel, $100,000
  • Coca-Cola Brazil Institute for Doe Seu Lixo, "Recycling Cooperative Management Capability Program," Brazil, $250,000
  • Fundacion Casa de la Paz, "Optimism that Transforms ... Recycle," Chile, $229,000
  • Keep America Beautiful, Inc., "Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program," United States, $200,000
  • Keep Australia Beautiful National Association Incorporated, "Beverage Container Recycling Grants," Australia, $170,000
  • World Wildlife Fund Canada/Fonds Mondial Pour La Nature Canada, "Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup," Canada, $50,000

HEALTHY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

  • All-Russia Athletic Federation, "New Russian Winter Stars," Russian Federation, $110,000
  • Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, "Educanimando con Salud - Teaching and Encouraging with Health," Peru, $50,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, "Enhanced Triple Play," United States, $322,123 (multi-year grant)
  • Colombianitos, Inc, "Goals for Better Life in Manizales," Colombia, $250,000
  • The Cool Girls, Inc., "Cool Fitness," $25,000
  • FAN4Kids, a NJ Nonprofit Corporation, "FAN4KIDS New York City Expansion," United States, $25,000
  • Foundation SIMG-ONLUS, "Calorie Balance in Italy," Italy, $400,000
  • Garden City Fund, "Active Green Lifestyle Community in Park Connectors," Singapore, $80,000
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, "Mind + Body," United States, $25,000
  • Hungarian Society of Sport Science, "Exercise in Medicine Program in Hungary," Hungary, $210,000
  • Inter Tribal Sports, "Sustainable Physical Activity Programs for Underserved Children on Tribal Reservations," United States, $40,000
  • Knowledge Into Action, "International Schools Walking Competition 2012," United Kingdom $1 million
  • Korean Youth Foundation, "Coca-Cola Youth Health Camp Extension to Underprivileged Community," Republic of Korea, $200,000
  • Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, "The Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens," United States, $25,000
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, "Project HELP: Healthy Eating Lifestyles and Physical Fitness," United States, $100,000
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Muevete (Move) United States, $150,000
  • National Park Foundation, Active Trails, United States, $250,000
  • NIA Community Services Network, "Health/Exercise Lifestyle Plan," United States $25,000
  • Northlake Nature Center, "Northlake Nature Center: Outdoor Healthy Active Lifestyles Changes and Community Involvement," United States, $20,000
  • Pan American Health and Education Foundation, "Pan American Forum for Action on Chronic Disease," United States, $50,000
  • Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, "Trails for all Metropolitan Grants Programs," United States, $150,000
  • Save the Children, "Children Participate for Better Nutrition and a Cleaner Environment Project," United States, $50,000
  • Soccer in the Streets, "School for Life," United States, $70,000
  • Special Olympics Israel, "Sport Competition for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities," Israel, $50,000
  • Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, "Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy," United States, $50,000
  • Whizz-Kidz, "Sports for Disabled Youth," United Kingdom, $32,000

EDUCATION

  • The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in support of Africa-America Institute, "Transformation Leadership Program," Pan-Africa, $500,000
  • Communities In Schools Of Atlanta, Inc. "CIS of Atlanta Partnership with Project GRAD," United States, $25,000
  • Fundacion Cimientos, "School Scholarship Program," Argentina, $270,000
  • Georgia State University, "Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program: Study Abroad Program, Student Success Program," United States, $1,300,000 (multi-year grant)
  • Maria's Children Art Center, "From Me to Us," Russian Federation, $40,000
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, "LIFTED Program," United States, $30,000
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, "Fund to Improve Teacher Effectiveness Through National Board Certification," United States, $25,000
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, "Teens on the Move/Scholarship Program," United States, $50,000
  • New Names Inter Regional Charitable Public Foundation, "Professional Improvement of Gifted Children in Russian within the Fields of Culture and Arts, Russian Federation, $50,000
  • North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, "Educational Outreach Programs for North Carolina Students," United States, $100,000
  • Reach for Excellence, "Scholarships for Six Students," United States, $24,000
  • Spelman College, "A Case for Support of Scholarships, Academics, and Leadership," United States, $1,200,000 (multi-year grant)
  • Sugar Industry Foundation, "Construction of School Buildings at Quezon National High School, Inc.," Philippines, $100,000
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund, "The TMF/Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program," United States, $100,000
  • Woodward Academy, Inc., "Need-based Scholarships at Woodward Academy," Atlanta, $50,000

LOCAL PRIORITIES

  • Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation, "Multi-media Educational Game: HIV/AIDS and Healthy Lifestyle Awareness," Ukraine, $100,000
  • World Vision India, "India Orissa Flood Rehabilitation Project," India, $108,272
  • Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, "Mayor's Youth Program," United States, $50,000
  • American University of Beirut, "Evidence-based Nutrition Intervention Program," United States, $85,000
  • American University of Beirut, "Power of Planting - Biodiversity Village Award - Baldaati Bi'ati," United States, $85,000
  • Chattanooga History Center, "Let's Make History Capital Campaign," United States, $250,000
  • Emory University, "Future of Russia Foundation/Balashikh Project," United States, $50,000
  • Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc., "2011-2012 Annual Corporate Campaign," United States, $500,000
  • Smithsonian Institution, "National Museum of African American History and Culture's Capital Campaign and other Museum Support," United States, $2,000,000 multi-year grant
  • The State Hermitage Museum, "Let's Save Cultural Heritage Together," Russian Federation, $250,000
  • United Way Of Metropolitan Atlanta, "2011-2012 Annual Campaign," United States, $1,500,000

About The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded more than $70 million to 263 community organizations around the world in 2011 to support sustainable community initiatives, including water stewardship, community recycling, active healthy living, and education. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/the-coca-cola-foundation.

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