The Coca-Cola Foundation Awards $4 Million in Fourth Quarter to Support Active Lifestyles, Education and Environmental Programs in the U.S. and Canada

December 20, 2010

The Coca-Cola Foundation Awards Over $19 Million to Communities Across the U.S. and Canada in 2010

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, has awarded grants totaling $4 million to 38 organizations across the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter of 2010. In line with the Foundation’s commitment to building sustainable communities throughout the U.S. and Canada, this grant funding will help support local initiatives in 11 states, including the District of Columbia and one Canadian province. The grants focus on water conservation, community recycling, active healthy living and education. In 2010, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded and paid over $19 million to community programs in the U.S. and Canada.

“At the Foundation, our goal is to make a positive impact by promoting and creating sustainable communities around the world,” said Ingrid Saunders Jones, senior vice president, Global Community Connections, The Coca-Cola Company and chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “The funding provided to these 38 organizations will support community programs that align to our giving priorities across the U.S. and Canada.”

Of the 38 organizations allocated funds, $1 million was put towards promoting and sustaining active healthy living initiatives; $2.2 million was given to support education programs; $400,000 towards promoting water conservation projects; $300,000 was distributed to aid community recycling efforts; and $50,000 was awarded to support local community programs.

Organizations receiving funding include:

    Active Healthy Living
    Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc., New York, NY, $50,000
    Auburn University Foundation, Auburn, AL, $100,000
    Camp Best Friends Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA, $75,000
    National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase, MD, $200,000
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),
     Baltimore, MD, $100,000
    National Park Foundation, Washington, DC, $100,000
    New Era Transitions, Inc., New York, NY, $50,000
    Project Open Hand, Atlanta, GA, $50,000
    Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC, $200,000
    Soccer in the Streets, Atlanta, GA, $75,000
    Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Atlanta, GA, $10,000

    Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Washington, DC,
    Atlanta Urban League, Atlanta, GA, $50,000
    Atlanta Workforce Development Board, Inc., Atlanta, GA, $50,000
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta, GA,
    Link Unlimited, Chicago, IL, $25,000
    Fayetteville State University Foundation, Fayetteville, NC, $25,000
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund, San Francisco, CA, $1,000,000 (multi-year
     grant of $250,000 annually through 2013)
    Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc., New York, NY, $100,000
    Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC, $25,000
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, $50,000
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),
     New York, NY, $35,000
    National Urban Fellows, New York, NY, $40,000
    Operation Hope Inc., Los Angeles, CA, $100,000
    Ron Clark Foundation, Atlanta, GA, $250,000
    The Study Hall Inc., Atlanta, GA, $50,000
    Southern University at New Orleans Foundation, New Orleans, LA,
    Year Up, Inc., Atlanta, GA, $50,000

    Water Conservation
    Chattahoochee Nature Center, Inc., Atlanta, GA, $50,000
    The Nature Conservancy, Washington, DC, $200,000
    World Wildlife Fund Canada, Toronto, Ontario, $150,000

    Community Recycling
    Keep America Beautiful, Inc., Stamford, CT, $200,000
    Recycling Council in Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, $100,000

    Civic Initiatives
    Atlanta Children's Shelter, Atlanta, GA, $10,000
    City of Refuge, Atlanta, GA, $10,000
    CredAbility, Atlanta, GA, $10,000
    Families First, Atlanta, GA, $10,000
    Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, Atlanta, GA, $10,000

About The Coca-Cola Foundation

Since its inception, The Coca-Cola Foundation has donated more than $355 million to community projects and initiatives across the globe. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_coke.html

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Along with Coca-Cola®, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero®, vitaminwater®, Powerade®, Minute Maid®, Simply® and Georgia®. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages at a rate of 1.6 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our website at www.thecoca-colacompany.com.

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