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The Coca-Cola Foundation Gives $8.8 Million To Help Develop Sustainable Communities

The Coca-Cola Foundation – the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company -- awarded US$8.8 million in grants to 66 community organizations worldwide during the second quarter of 2013.

The latest grants support the Foundation’s focus areas of enhancing personal well-being, building strong communities and protecting the environment. Between April and June, $1.9 million was directed to physical activity and well-being programs; $4.6 million to local priorities that include education, community improvement and other social well-being programs; and $2.3 million to water stewardship, recycling and environmental programs.

“The Coca-Cola Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the communities in the 200-plus countries where we operate,” said Lisa M. Borders, Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President of Global Community Connections for The Coca-Cola Company. “These organizations are creating the type of change needed to improve people’s lives, build sustainable communities and enhance our environment for future generations.”

Organizations receiving grant funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation during the second quarter of 2013 include:

WELL-BEING

Active Healthy Living

  • DESEM Dek Urguay, Dale Juguemos (Let’s Play), Uruguay, $15,000
  • Valo, Valtakunnallinen Liikunta Ja Urhiluorganisaatio Ry, MUUVIT Olympic Adventure!, Finland, $400,000
  • NPO Japan Running Promotion Organization, Improving Running Ability for Healthy Active Lifestyles in Japan, Japan, $190,000
  • Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Active Transportation in Ireland and Potential Health Impacts, Spain, $138,000
  • Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Addendum to BEFRI (Berlin Risk Evaluation in Women): ELS-Substudy, Germany, $132,000
  • West Ham United Community Sports Trust, Beat the Street EPODE, United Kingdom, $130,000
  • John Tung Foundation, 2013 Rope Skipping for Healthy Lifestyles, Taiwan Province Of China, $120,000
  • Fundación Junior Achievement Ecuador, "Apúntate a Jugar Plus" (Sign Up to Play Plus), Ecuador, $100,000
  • Purdue University, College of Health and Human Sciences, Active Healthy Living and Sports Dietetics Program, United States, $100,000
  • Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, Improving Adolescent Health Through Faith Communities, United States, $50,000
  • National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, Do Like Olympians, Ukraine, $50,000
  • Youth Villages, Recreational Therapy and Nutrition Education for Girls in Georgia, United States, $45,000
  • Fundacion Emprender, Let's Play, Bolivia, $45,000
  • Latvian Association of Dietary and Nutrition Specialists, Healthy Nutrition Programme, Latvia, $25,000
  • Maistobankas (Food Bank), Sveikatiada Healthy School Program, Lithuania, $20,000
  • Special Olympics Ukraine, I Know, I Can!, Ukraine, $20,000

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Water

  • World Wildlife Fund, Inc., Project Catalyst: Great Barrier Reef, Australia, $500,000
  • Landcare Australia Ltd., The Landcare Australia Watershed Protection and Regeneration Program 2013, Australia, $105,000
  • World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan, Improving Sub-Watershed Management and Environmental Awareness around Ayubia National Park (G200-Western Himalayas)-Phase V, Pakistan, $99,998
  • Atma Jaya, Rain Water Harvesting System to Support A Healthy Active School, Indonesia, $74,887
  • Nature Conservancy, The Chongón-Colonche and Cerro Blanco Ecological Corridor: An initiative to Conserve and Restore Key Water Sources and Biodiversity, Ecuador, $25,000

Environment

  • Mahila Sewa Trust, Solar Energy Project in Dungarpur, Rajasthan and Sabarkantha, Gujarat, India, $449,692
  • American University of Beirut, Biodiversity Village Award 2013, United States, $140,000
  • Ciuada Saludable, Eco-School Program in Peru, Peru, $100,000
  • International Relief & Development, Improving Citrus Orchards, Phase-II, Sargodha, Pakistan, $75,000
  • Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Coca-Cola Eco-Efficiency Award 2013, Peru, $75,000
  • Fundacion Emprender, Learning Environmental Entrepreneurship (AEMA: Aprender A Emprender En El Medio Ambiente), Bolivia, $45,000
  • Fundacion Paraguaya de Cooperacion y Desarrollo, Aprender a Emprender en el Medio Ambiente – AEMA, Paraguay, $40,000
  • DESEM Del Uruguay, AEMA Aprender a Emprender en el Medio Ambiente, Uruguay, $40,000
  • Fundacion Galapagos Ecuador, Galapagos Coastal and Submarine Clean Up Program, Ecuador, $30,000
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center, Chattahoochee Nature Cultural Experience Program, United States, $25,000
  • Fundación Junior Achievement Ecuador, "Aprender a Emprender en el Medio Ambiente" - "Learn to Entrepreneur in the Environment", Ecuador, $10,000
  • Co-being Cultural Autonomy, Clean Bay Green Camp, Ukraine, $10,000

BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES

Education/Youth Development/Community Improvement

  • Pact Institute, Mekong Vitality Suc Song Mekong, United States, $400,000
  • UNIS CITE, Booster Drop-out Prevention Program, France, $260,000
  • Cruz Roja Española, Building Bridges Between the Job Market and Unemployed Young People , Spain, $187,440
  • Clontarf Foundation, TCCAusF- Engaging Aboriginal Boys in Education in Australia, Australia, $103,000
  • Beyond Empathy LTD, TCCAusF- Breaking Barriers Building Futures, Australia, $103,000
  • Beacon Foundation, The Beacon Program, Australia, $77,000
  • Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, Australia, $77,000
  • Kashf Foundation, Mainstreaming Female Entrepreneurs through Microfinance and Capacity Building , Pakistan, $75,000
  • Georgia Charter Schools Association, Georgia Charter School of the Year Award – 2014, United States, $50,000
  • Newspaper in Education Institute, Choices from the Ground Up, United States, $30,000
  • Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc., Urban Youth Empowerment Program WORKS, United States, $25,000
  • Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc., Making Sports A Safe Place, United States, $25,000
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Arts Education, United States, $25,000
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Developing Leaders through Nonprofit University, United States, $25,000

About The Coca-Cola Foundation

Since its inception, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million in grants to support global sustainable community initiatives. For more information The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/the-coca-cola-foundation.

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 www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or check out our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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