The Coca-Cola Foundation Awards $4 Million in Fourth Quarter to Support Active Lifestyles, Education and Environmental Programs in the U.S. and Canada
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 Education --------- Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Washington, DC, $100,000 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, $200,000 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, $25,000 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-ColaÃ‚®, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands, including Diet CokeÃ‚®, FantaÃ‚®, SpriteÃ‚®, Coca-Cola ZeroÃ‚®, vitaminwaterÃ‚®, PoweradeÃ‚®, Minute MaidÃ‚®, SimplyÃ‚® and GeorgiaÃ‚®. 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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