The Coca-Cola Foundation donated nearly $85 million to support a number of initiatives in 2015.
Nearly 300 organizations received financial support from The Coca-Cola Foundation in 2015. The foundation donated $84.5 million in grants which will benefit communities across more than 70 countries and territories.
Approximately 95% of the grants are focused on The Coca-Cola Company’s core sustainability priorities of women, water and well-being.
“Since 1984, The Coca-Cola Foundation has given back more than $820 million to communities in more than 200 countries across the world,” said Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Co. “As the Foundation begins its 32nd year of giving back, we are proud of the increasingly diverse range of projects we support that make a meaningful difference for communities and the environment.”
In 2015, the Foundation awarded approximately $5.5 million to support women’s empowerment initiatives, $26.5 million to support water and environmental initiatives, $48 million to support community strengthening initiatives including education, youth development and HIV/AIDS and $4.3 million for other important programs that support community improvement, arts and culture and humanitarian/disaster relief rounding out to a total of nearly $85 million given back to communities in 2015.