Between 2002 and 2010, the Foundation awarded $270 million to support global programs focused on water stewardship, healthy living, recycling and education, all of which are tenets of
In 2011, the charity donated more than $70 million to 263 community organizations around the world. Specifically, in the fourth quarter of this year, The
Here are just a few of the initiatives that received awards this quarter:
Recycling in Latin America
Coca-Cola donated $500,000 to AVINA Americas, a charity that contributes to sustainable development in Latin America by encouraging alliances among social and business leaders.
Education in the United States
Coca-Cola made two large, multiyear grants to two universities in Atlanta, where the company was founded more than 125 years ago. The first, to Georgia State University, was a $1.3 million grant to help the school recruit, retain and graduate students who are the first in their families to attend college, and to offer business students study abroad to advance the skills they need for leadership in global markets.
The Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., received a $2 million multiyear grant in support of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of African Art and the National Zoo.
For a complete list of organizations that received donations, click here.