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The Coca-Cola Foundation Gives Back $36 Million to Raise Living Standards Worldwide
Funding supports global efforts to strengthen communities, promote well-being, and protect our environment

ATLANTA - Saturday, June 22nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coca-Cola Foundation -- the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company -- awarded US$36 million in grants to 105 community organizations during the first quarter of 2013. The grants support the Foundation’s global priority areas and the Company’s three-part sustainability approach, focused on enhancing people’s well-being, building strong communities and protecting the environment.

"Coca-Cola wants to be a positive force in communities around the world,” said Lisa M. Borders, Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President of Global Community Connections for The Coca-Cola Company. "Through these grants, we have an amazing opportunity to make a real difference for millions of people by supporting personal well-being programs, improving access to critical natural resources such as clean water and supporting many other sustainable community programs.”

During the first quarter 2013, The Foundation awarded:

    $12 million for physical activity and well-being programs;
    $12 million for water stewardship, recycling, and environmental programs; and
    $12 million for local priorities and social well-being programs, such as access to education opportunities, youth development, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention and other civic initiatives.

Those organizations receiving grant funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation during the first quarter of 2013 include:


Active Healthy Living

    American College Of Sports Medicine Foundation, Inc., Georgia Exercise Is Medicine Network, United States, $80,000
    American Friends of The University of Ulster, Sports for Life All Island, Europe, $350,000
    American University Of Beirut, Evidence-Based Nutrition Intervention Program, Eurasia and Africa, $90,000
    Amerihealth Mercy Foundation, Health Ministry Empowerment Tour, United States $25,000
    Beijing Normal University Education Foundation, Balanced Diet – Active Living, China, $400,000
    Camp Twin Lakes, Paddle Board Program and Camper Scholarships, United States, $30,000
    Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York, Youth Challenge, United States, $1.5 million
    Center for Health Policies and Services, Healthy Lifestyle Educational Project II, United States, $404,000
    Croatian Diabetes Association, Diaeuro 2013, Croatia, $70,000
    Danceact Seminar, Danceactive Estonia – Emotion in Motion!, Estonia, $75,600
    Education Foundation for Clinton City and Anderson County Schools, Inc., Making A Difference Through Community Gardens, United States, $25,000
    Education Foundation for Clinton City and Anderson County Schools, Get Moving!, United States, $25,000
    Epode International Network, Epode France, A Gold Standard Reference Obesity Prevention Programme, Belgium, $405,000
    Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund, Fitworth, United States, $25,000
    Friends of the World Food Program, Inc., Project Thrive Colombia, Colombia, $72,746
    Gameday Healthy Kids Foundation, Healthy Kids Program, United States, $25,000
    Generation Europe Foundation, My Choices Planner, Belgium, $550,000
    Girls, Inc., Step It Up: Mind+Body Expansion, United States, $100,000
    Hollenbeck Police Activities League, Fit 4 Kids, United States, $25,000
    Horizons National Student Enrichment Program, Inc., Active Healthy Living Program, United States, $100,000
    Klichko Brothers Foundation, Call Your Friends – Let’s Play Together!, Ukraine, $200,000
    Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Walk N’ Rollers’ Active Youth Engagement Program, United States, $25,000
    Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Healthy Chicas at Miami Childrens’ Hospital, United States, $25,000
    National 4-H Council, Youth Voice: Youth Council, United States, $250,000
    National Recreation and Park Association, Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness, United States, $3 million
    Olimpiady Specjalne Polska (Special Olympics), Active Lifestyles For All – Special Olympics, Poland, $30,000
    Polish Society of Dietetics, Wise Nutrition, Healthy Generation, Poland, $464,000
    Portland Parks Foundation, Healthy Active Communities Through Parks, United States, $25,000
    Recipe for Success, Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education and Classroom Physical Activity, United States, $25,000
    San Antonio Food Bank, Mobilizing Health and Fitness Resources to Neighborhoods, United States, $300,000
    San Antonio Sports Foundation, Mobilizing Health and Fitness Resources to Neighborhoods, United States, $1.2 million
    Special Olympics Great Britain, 2013 National Summer Games, United Kingdom, $414,380
    Spelman College, Wellness Revolution, United States, $250,000
    Szkolny Zwiazek Sportowy (Sport School Association), Leader Sports Animators 2013, Poland, $272,000
    Think Detroit Police Athletic League, Inc., 2013 Soccer for Success, United States, $100,000
    Udruzenje Gradjana Delpas (Civil Association Delpas), Find the Right Measure, Serbia, $315,000
    United States Olympic Committee, U. S. Training Center in Colorado Springs: A Campaign for Excellence, United States, $250,000
    YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, YMCA Play Program, United States, $25,000



    Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc., Agos Crest Ram Pump Project, Philippines, $265,565
    Anacostia Watershed Society, Anacostia Watershed Environmental Education & Outdoor Recreation, United States, $25,000
    Coca-Cola Africa Foundation - Global Environment & Technology Foundation, Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), Africa, $6.7 million
    Europarc Deutschland E. V., Old Elbe Klieken - Restoration Of An Old River Oxbow, Germany, $390,000
    Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc., Agos Ram Pump Project, Philippines, $626,935
    Forest And Sea For Life Foundation, Enhancing The Capability Of Community Organizations And Klong Yan Watershed, Thailand, $139,355
    Lupin Human Welfare And Research Foundation, Integrated Watershed Area Development Approach For Dholpur District, Rajasthan, India, $351,568
    Pronatura México, A.C., Catch Water Ponds in Seven Communities in Mexico, Mexico, $600,000
    Shenzhen One Foundation Philanthropy Foundation, Clean Water Project, China, $557,000
    Umweltorganisation WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme, Wetland Restoration In The Mura-Drava-Danube Area, Austria, $310,000
    United Nations Development Programme, Supplementary to the Ongoing Integrated Water Replenish Initiatives in China, China, $800,000
    Chattahoochee River Keeper, Keeping Our Waters and Citizens Healthy, United States, $25,000
    Fundacion Para La Sostenibilidad y la Equidad (Aliarse), The Water Vigilants Program 2013, Costa Rica, $60,000
    Korea Green Foundation, Rainwater Recycling Project, Korea, $50,000
    Pronatura Mexico AC, Cistern Network Program, Mexico, $80,000
    Raleigh International Trust, Clean Water for Communities, Malaysia, $48,442
    Sociedad Espanola De Ornitologia, Tancat de la Pipa – Natural Wastewater Treatment, Spain, $81,400


    Bakersfield Arc, Program Development Material Recovery Facility, United States, $25,000
    Piedmont Park Conservancy, Recycling in Piedmont Park, United States, $20,000
    Städa Sverige/Pool2tusen, Clean Beaches And Water 2013, Sweden, $300,000



    100 Black Men Of Atlanta, Inc., Project Success Program Continuation, United States, $50,000
    American Association of Community Colleges, New Century Scholarship Program, United States, $55,000
    Army Historical Foundation, The National Museum Of The United States Army/The Registry Of The American Soldier, United States, $1 million
    BGSU Foundation, Inc., Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program, United States, $100,000
    Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Zawadi Africa Educational Fund, Africa, $100,000
    Communities In Schools Of Georgia, CIS Network Empowerment Initiative, United States, $200,000
    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc., Fellows Program, United States, $100,000
    Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Parent Education Academy, United States, $50,000
    Intercultural Development Research Association, Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program, United States, $1 million
    Junior Achievement Of Georgia, Inc., JA Biztown And JA Finance Park, United States, $100,000
    KIPP Metro Atlanta Collaborative, KIPP Through College, United States, $50,000
    Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center Education Program, United States, $50,000
    National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, Teens on the Move Scholarship Program, United States, $50,000
    Okefenokee Swamp Park, Okefenokee Swamp Education Programs, United States, $49,740
    Pronatura México, A.C., Strengthening Coca-Cola Environmental Education Activities In Mexico, Mexico, $160,000
    Regents Of The University Of California, Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program, United States, $100,000
    Study Hall, Inc., The Study Hall, United States, $100,000
    Technical College System Of Georgia Foundation, Reducing Achievement Gaps & Increasing College Completion Rates, United States, $100,000
    Thorncliffe Neighborhood Office, Youth Success In School and Community, Canada, $50,000
    Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Coca-Cola First-Generation College Scholarships, United States, $150,000
    UNCF, Coca-Cola First Generation College Scholarships, United States, $350,000
    University Of Connecticut Foundation, Inc., Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program, United States, $100,000

HIV/AIDS & Malaria

    Coca-Cola Africa Foundation - Christian Aid, The Isdell: Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative, United Kingdom, $500,000
    Coca-Cola Africa Foundation - Episcopal Relief & Development, Netsforlife, United States, $500,000
    Coca-Cola Africa Foundation - Hope Worldwide, Ltd., Care And Support For Orphans And Vulnerable Children In Africa, Africa, $400,000

Economic Development

    Chicago Urban League, Workforce Development: Success Strategies, United States, $50,000
    Milwaukee Urban League, Employment Assistance Program, United States, $25,000
    Pronatura México, A.C., Stevia Sustainability Use In Mexico, Mexico, $100,000

Youth Development

    Aga Khan Foundation USA, Empowering Youth For Socioeconomic Development, Eurasia and Africa, $250,000
    Drogheda Youth Development, Youth Empowerment for Drogheda’s Youth, Ireland, $25,900
    Philadelphia Youth Network, Inc., WorkReady Philadelphia 2013 Summer Internship Program, United States, $25,000
    Publisher’s Forum NGO, International Children’s Festival – Bookmania, Ukraine, $20,000
    Teammates Mentoring Program, Teammates Mentoring Program, United States, $25,000

Civic Initiatives

    National Black Arts Festival, Education and Public Programs, United States, $50,000
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Museum Science Apprenticeship Program, United States, $100,000.
    Blue Star Families, Capacity Building and Infrastructure Improvement, United States, $50,000
    Reconcile New Orleans, Creating Pathways to Health and Self Sufficiency, United States, $25,000
    Atlanta Police Foundation, Inc., The Public Safety: Next Generation Campaign, United States, $300,000
    Pronatura Mexico AC, Forest Nursery Training in Mexico, Mexico, $20,000
    Tampa Bay Watch, McKay Bay Oyster Reef Creation and Enhancement Project, United States, $25,000
    Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Zavtra Ua Summer Green Camp, Ukraine, $50,000
    Pronatura México, A.C., Oregano Sustainability Use In Central Mexico, Mexico, $100,000
    Pronatura México, A.C., A Silvicultural Model Development In Mexico, Mexico, $150,000
    Coca-Cola Africa Foundation - Citihope International Inc., The 2013 Sharehope Program, United States, $700,000
    Coca-Cola Africa Foundation - Medshare International Inc., The Sharehope, Eurasia & Africa, $800,000

About The Coca-Cola Foundation

The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million to support global sustainable community initiatives, including water stewardship, community recycling, active healthy living, and education. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to

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. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at, follow us on Twitter at or check out our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at


The Coca-Cola Foundation

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