The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded a total of $26.2 million USD in grants to 74 community organizations in the first half of 2015. Focused on The Coca-Cola Company’s core sustainability priorities of women, water and well-being, these grants support diverse programs that will directly benefit 90.3 million people across 75 countries. The Foundation awarded $2.3 million to support women’s empowerment initiatives, $9.3 million to support water and environmental initiatives, $12.2 million to support well-being initiatives, including active healthy living, education, youth development and HIV/AIDS, and $1 million to support other community improvement, including $1 million in disaster relief efforts. By category, grantees include


Well-Being: Active Healthy Living

  • Sağlıklı Hayatı Teşvik ve Sağlık Politikaları Derneği, “The Promotion of Active Life Project,” Turkey, $1,100,000.
  • German Sports Youth, German Olympic Sports Confederation, “SMART SPORT,” Germany, $730,000.
  • Centre National pour les Développement du Sport, “Sport Health and Wellness,” France, $680,000.
  • streetfootballworld gGmbH, “Football for Social Change—Scaling Football 3,” Germany, $550,000.
  • Die Internationale Vereinigung für Sport für Alle e.V., “Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future!” Multiple European Countries, $450,000.
  • Beijing Normal University Education Foundation, “Balanced Diet—Active Living,” China, $400,000.
  • Fundacja Aktywności Fizycznej i Zdrowia—Sport Support, “2015 Leader Sports Animators—Wake Your Body Program,” Poland, $300,000.
  • Fondazione per la Ricerca sul Diabete ONLUS (Diabetes Research Foundation), “Epode Umbria Region Obesity Intervention Study EUROBIS,” Italy, $205,000.
  • Klichko Brothers Foundation, “Call Your Friends—Let’s Play Together!” Ukraine, $200,000.
  • PRAIS Foundation, “We are the Moving Generation,” Romania, $200,000.
  • Swedish Swimming Federation, “The ABCs of Swimming,” Sweden, $200,000.
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, “Trails and Healthy Recreation for All: Metropolitan Grants Program,” United States, $175,000.
  • Interfaith Youth Core, “Better Together Campaign,” United States, $100,000.
  • Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, The Department of Sport Science & Kinesiology, “SALTO—Salzburg Together Against Obesity,” Austria, $150,000.
  • Udruzenje gradjana Delpas (Civil Association Delpas), “Find the Right Measure,” Serbia, $150,000.
  • Girls on the Run International, “Girls on the Run Middle School Project,” United States, $100,000.
  • San Francisco Parks Alliance, “Mobile Rec,” United States, $100,000.
Well-Being: Education and Youth Development  

  • The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation - Mercy Corps, “Youth Empowered for Success (YES!) Program,” Multiple African Countries, $3,150,000.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund, “TMCF/Coca-Cola HBCU First-Generation Scholarship Program,” United States, $500,000.
  • UNIS-CITE, “Booster,” France, $260,000.
  • Apollo Theater Foundation, “Apollo Theater Academy and K-12 Education Programs,” United States, $200,000.
  • Central Washington University Foundation, “Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarships,” United States, $100,000.
  • The Institute for Responsible Citizenship, “2015 Institute,” United States, $100,000.
  • University of Kentucky Research Foundation, “Coca-Cola First Generation College Student Support,” United States, $100,000.
  • White House Fellows Foundation and Association, “White House Fellows Leadership Development Program,” United States, $100,000.
Well-Being: Health

  • Global Environment &Technology Foundation, “Bolstering Africa’s Resilience (BAR) Initiative,” Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, $1,000,000.
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation, “Bridgemen Program,” United States, $100,000.


  • PACT Institute, “Swan Yi II: Strengthening Abilities for Women’s Economic Empowerment (Myanmar Language for Empowerment),” Myanmar, $2,000,000.
  • Metroplex Economic Development Corporation, “The Success Factor: The Fast Track to Owning Your Own Business,” United States, $200,000.
  • FORCE FEMMES, “Women in Business Academy,” France, $100,000.

Water and Environment

  • United Nations Development Programme, “New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives,” Multiple Eurasian and African Countries, $2,250,000.
  • Pronatura México, “Water and Wastewater Plant for Marginalized Communities,” Mexico, $1,700,000.
  • World Wildlife Fund-UK, “Water Sensitive Farming for English Chalk Streams and Sustainable Supply Chains,” United Kingdom, $1,545,000.
  • Institute Doe Seu Lixo, “ICCB-Recycling Cooperative Management Capability Program,” Brazil, $950,000.
  • United Nations Development Programme, “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Water Resources in the Lower and Middle Reaches of the Yellow River Basin and the Haihe River Basin,” China, $800,000.
  • Shenzhen One Foundation, “Clean Water Project,” China, $600,000.
  • TERI University, “The Coca-Cola Department of Water Resource Management at TERI University,” India, $350,000.
  • The Nature Conservancy, “North America Freshwater Replenishment Partnership,” United States, $200,000.
  • Pact Institute, “Community WASH Response: Hmaw-bi Township,” Myanmar, $154,255.
  • Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, “Replenishing Water to Nature Through Watershed Protection Conservation Easements Program,” United States, $123,950. 
  • Forest and Sea for Life Foundation, “Enhancing the Klong Yan Watershed Resource Conservation and Rehabilitation Network Project,” Thailand, $110,000.
  • Fundación para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad (ALIARSE), “The Water Vigilants Program 2015,” Costa Rica, $100,000.
  • World Wildlife Fund-US, “Freshwater Ecosystems Conservation and Protection in Mesoamerican Reef Communities,” Multiple Central American Countries, $100,000.


  • American Red Cross, “Nepal Disaster Relief,” Nepal, $1,000,000.
  • Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc., “Arts Center Program Support,” United States, $600,000.
  • Pronatura Mexico, A.C., “Improve Quality of Life of Communities in the Coca-Cola Mexican Reforestation Program,” Mexico, $500,000.
  • National Urban Fellows, “Collaborative Leadership for Stronger Communities,” United States, $200,000.
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $750 million in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. For more information, visit