Coca-Cola Gives More Than $13 Million to Fund Fitness and Nutrition Education Programs Across the U.S.
ATLANTA– They’re playing tennis in Portland, dancing in Atlanta, boot-camping in Chicago and working out in fitness centers all over America. From coast to coast, community organizations are amplifying their active living and nutrition education programs due in part by local grants from The
Through grants both large and small, the philanthropic arm of The
Last month, the Foundation awarded $300,000 to the U.S. Soccer Federation Foundation to fund its Soccer for Success program in underserved communities in Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Detroit, New York and Miami. Earlier this summer, the Good Sports organization was awarded a $200,000 grant for its Good Sports 2012 program – providing equipment and offsetting participation costs for more than 40,000 youth in select cities.
Understanding that physical activity is not limited to traditional sports engagement, the Foundation also awarded $15,000 and $50,000 respectively to the Moving in the Spirit and Center for Puppetry Arts organizations based in Atlanta. The grants support art-infused dance-fitness education to promote good health and wellness habits.
Today, the Foundation announced a $3 million multi-year grant to the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance (GPC) in Chicago. Through this grant, GPC and the Chicago Park District (CPD) will create the Park Families Wellness Initiative. This program will feature affordable nutrition and active lifestyle programming for communities in Chicago who are most in need of wellness services.
Working with the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness Councils® and the American College of Sports Medicine, The
Supporting nutrition education initiatives and physical activity programs helps people understand the importance of consuming a sensible, balanced diet and maintaining energy balance.
Through support from the Foundation, organizations like the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics are able to provide dietician-led scientifically-based health and nutrition lessons in their local communities. Across our
“We remain committed to taking bold and decisive steps towards promoting workable solutions to obesity,” said Cahillane. “By working collaboratively with government, business and civil society, we can provide people with nutrition education and support many vital programs that help people lead active lives.”
In 2012, other organizations receiving grants to support active, healthy living programs include:
- San Francisco Parks Alliance, San Francisco, CA
- Big Sur International Marathon, Carmel, CA
- CAN DO Houston, Houston, TX
- YMCA of Greater New York, New York, NY
- Portland After-School Tennis & Education, Inc., Portland, OR
- National Hip-Hop Summit Council, New York, NY
- American Diabetes Association, Atlanta, GA
- America’s State Parks Foundation, Raleigh, NC
- Body Sculpts of New York, Inc., New York, NY
- Sheriffs Activities League, San Mateo County, CA
- The Center for Closing the Health Gap, Cincinnati, OH
- 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Atlanta, GA
- Boys & Girls Club of San Gabriel Valley, San Gabriel Valley, CA
- University of South Carolina Educational Foundation, Columbia, SC
- Vive En Forma, Chicago, IL
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