52 New Sustainability Grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation Will Benefit 19 Million People in 21 Countries

  52 New Sustainability Grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation Will Benefit 19
  Million People in 21 Countries

    $8.6 Million in Third-Quarter Grants Fuels Local Solutions for Global

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- November 19, 2012

Fifty-two community organizations in 21 countries around the world were
awarded a total of $8.6 million in grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the
global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, during the third quarter of

The grants, which fund initiatives benefiting nearly 19 million people
worldwide, empower community organizations to promote fitness, advance good
nutrition, conserve water, increase recycling, protect nature, educate
students and support schools. The grants direct resources toward the
Foundation’s global priority areas, including:

  *$2.6 million for water stewardship;
  *$625,000 for community recycling;
  *$2.1 million for active, healthy living;
  *$2.5 for education; and
  *$755,000 for other local priorities, such as youth development, HIV/AIDS
    education and prevention, economic development, community improvement and
    environmental responsibility.

“Our grants invest in the ingenuity of grassroots partners who contribute to
the well-being of communities around the world,” said Ingrid Saunders Jones,
Chairperson of The Coca-Cola Foundation. “With our support, these partners
work to improve the quality of life for their families, their neighbors, their
cities and their countries.”

The Foundation’s sustainable community grants will benefit:

  *15.1 million people who will gain access to clean water, sanitation and
    improved water systems, conserving more than 238 billion liters of water;
  *2.1 million students and 1,391 colleges, universities and schools, with
    scholarships and program support;
  *621,000 youth and adults who will participate in fitness or nutrition
    programs; and
  *902,000 people who engage in community recycling and education programs,
    collecting 450,000 pounds of debris.

Organizations awarded grant funding from The Coca-Cola Foundation during the
third quarter of 2012 include:


  *Blackfoot Challenge, Inc., Blackfoot Watershed Community-Based
    Conservation Program,  benefiting one million people through improved
    drought response and irrigation efficiency in western Montana, conserving
    122 million liters of water, United States, $58,000.
  *Cahaba River Society, Children Linking with the Environment Across the
    Nation (CLEAN), providing 3,000 local students with environmental
    education experiences on the Cahaba River in Alabama, United States,
  *Daphne CR Institute for Applied Ecology, Water For Life, to support a
    water conservation competition for students, involving 900 people in water
    education and conserving more than 1.5 million liters of water, Czech
    Republic, $25,000.
  *Instituto Coca-Cola Brazil – Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica, Brazil
    Rainforest Water Program, to conserve and reforest 3,000 hectares of
    Atlantic rainforest, benefiting 125,000 people and conserving 560,000
    liters of water, Brazil, $100,000.
  *International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics,
    Integrated Water Resource Development for Enhancing Water Availability &
    Quality in Kolar District Through Watershed Interventions, benefiting more
    than 5,500 residents in eight villages with access to clean water or
    sanitation, India, $451,575.
  *Kazakh Society of Nature Protection, University Outreach Initiative,
    benefiting 240,000 university students who participate in a water
    conservation awareness project and other environmental programs,
    Kazakhstan, $100,000.
  *The Nature Conservancy, Nature Conservancy North America Water
    Replenishment Partnership – 2012, benefiting conservation projects in
    Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas, estimated to conserve 3.5 billion
    liters of water, United States, $200,000.
  *TreeUtah, Ecological Restoration Program: Jordan River Watershed, for
    restoration projects along the Jordan River engaging 1,200 volunteers and
    benefiting 100,000 local residents, United States, $25,000.
  *United Nations Development Programme, China, Supplementary to Integrated
    Water Replenish Initiative in China, for a feasibility study to improve
    water quality and accessibility for 30 million people living in the
    Dongjiang River Basin, China, $800,000.
  *WWF Spain (Adena), Replenishing Upper Guadiana Aquifers, benefiting 500
    farmers through improved farm management and irrigation practices,
    estimated to conserve 920 million liters of water, Spain, $500,000.
  *Yayasan Lingkungan Hidup Seloliman, Lumbung Air Pacet, for construction of
    rainwater harvesting wells to restore the Mojokerto district aquifer,
    projected to replenish 894 million liters of water, Indonesia, $274,435.


  *Instituto Coca-Cola Brazil – Doe Seu Lixo, ICCB-Recycling Cooperative
    Management Capability Program, to help reduce solid waste through
    recycling and provide economic empowerment support to communities in
    Brazil, Brazil, $300,000.
  *Keep America Beautiful, Inc., Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant
    Project, providing more than 8,000 recycling bins to over 100 local
    organizations, and collecting more than 450,000 pounds of debris, United
    States, $300,000.
  *Zoological Society of San Diego, Cans for Critters, involving 2,000
    children in recycling efforts for the benefit of the Zoo’s Institute for
    Conservation Research, the world’s largest zoo-based research team, United
    States, $25,000.


  *Asociación Benéfica Prisma, Teaching and Encouraging with Health
    (Educanimando Con Salud), benefiting 13,000 school children with
    curriculum-based nutrition education and physical activity programs, Peru,
  *Association of C5 Youth Programs, Active, Healthy Living and Learning for
    C5 Youth, providing equipment and curriculum development to benefit 1,200
    young people through summer programs that encourage physical activity,
    United States, $50,000.
  *Camp Korey, Outdoor Education Program for Children with Serious Illnesses,
    providing outdoor educational programs to 2,500 children with critical
    medical conditions at Camp Korey in Carnation, Wash., United States,
  *The Center for Closing the Health Gap of Greater Cincinnati, Mt. Auburn
    Program, to expand the “Do Right! Family Obesity Campaign,” serving 350
    children and adults, United States, $50,000.
  *Center for Puppetry Arts, Inc., Distance Learning Center: “Movin’ and
    Groovin’ with Little Noodle,” for a performance series that encourages
    5,000 Atlanta-area children to make healthy food choices and to lead an
    active life, United States, $50,000.
  *Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully, Inc., C.H.O.I.C.E.S.
    Fitness Challenge, to expand the Fitness Challenge series program to five
    elementary schools in the Atlanta Public School System, benefiting 1,500
    children and 250 adults, United States, $25,000.
  *Centre for Nutritional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
    Healthy Active Lifestyles, to provide a toolkit on energy balance, healthy
    nutrition and exercise to secondary school teachers, benefiting more than
    25,000 children and adults, Hong Kong, $160,000.
  *Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, BEFRI – Berlin Risk Evaluation in
    Women (Berliner Frauen Risikoevaluation), an active healthy living study 
    benefiting more than 1,000 women participating in a study of
    cardiovascular disease and risk factors, Germany, $132,000.
  *Fundación Junior Achievement Ecuador, “Apuntate A Jugar” – (Sign Up To
    Play), benefiting 12,500 students by providing physical education
    equipment kits to 25 public schools in Quito, Ecuador, $20,000.
  *Komitet Za Medjunarodnu Saradnju Studenata Medicine-Srbija (International
    Forum of Medical Student Association), Find the Right Measure, to fund a
    national anti-obesity campaign for Serbian communities, Serbia, $113,000.
  *Latvian Physicians Association, National Active Lifestyle Campaign “Active
    Lifestyle Five Times A Week,” for a national public awareness campaign to
    promote healthy eating and physical activity, reaching 460,000 children
    and adults, Latvia, $65,000.
  *Magyar Dietetikusok Orszagos Szovetsege (Hungary Dietetic Association),
    Dietitian Support Program for Hungarian University Students, benefiting
    4,500 students at the three largest universities in Hungary with
    nutritional counseling and education, Hungary, $335,000.
  *Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Inc., MJCCA Health and Wellness
    Programming for People of All Abilities, to support a range of programs
    that promote active, healthy lifestyles among 15,000 children and adults
    in the Atlanta area, including fitness opportunities for people with
    developmental disabilities, United States, $50,000.
  *Mo.D.A.V.I. Onlus, At School Inshape/Informed, to continue a nutrition
    education program benefiting 15,000 students in 40 high schools throughout
    Italy, providing training and toolkits for teachers, Italy, $500,000.
  *Moving In The Spirit, Stepping Stones, to cultivate physical fitness,
    dance ability and confidence among a vulnerable population of Atlanta-area
    children and teenagers, reaching nearly 200 young people every week,
    United States, $15,000.
  *Street Soccer USA, Inc., SSUSA Greater NY Metro Program Expansion, to fund
    the expansion of Street Soccer into the greater New York area, benefiting
    500 participants, United States, $45,000.
  *Third Street Community Center, Leading Strong & Healthy Lives, benefiting
    45 elementary school children in San Jose, Calif. through an enhanced
    After-School Academic Program by adding a physical activity and nutrition
    curriculum, United States, $25,000.
  *U.S. Soccer Federation Foundation, Soccer for Success, to benefit 5,800
    youth and more than 400 coaches through funding for an after-school,
    sports-based program in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago, Houston, Los
    Angeles, Miami, New York and Seattle, United States, $350,000.


  *The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Just Imagine!,  supporting the capital
    campaign with program support for two educational exhibits, “Gateway to
    the World,” and “Step Up to Science,” teaching core competencies in
    literacy, math and science that will benefit 1.4 million students, 7,500
    teachers, and 1,250 schools, United States, $300,000.
  *Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Museum Access Scholarship Program for
    At-Risk Youth, impacting 15,000 students and 120 schools by underwriting
    more than 5,700 free admissions for youth from Title I schools, United
    States, $40,000.
  *Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets, Green
    School Education Project, for an environmental awareness project that
    benefits 1,000 students and 100 teachers in six schools, Armenia, $50,000.
  *Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
    Program Support, to support three programs: Coca-Cola First Generation
    College, with funds for undergraduate and graduate scholarships; Natural
    Resource Governance for Sustainability, with funds for two professorships
    for research; and Study Abroad Programs, with funds for programs in Latin
    America, Asia and Europe; benefiting 460 college students and professors,
    United States, $1,130,000.
  *National Academy Foundation, Strengthening NAF Academy Work-Based Learning
    Opportunities, Year 2, benefiting 200 high school students and their
    teachers in a work-based learning program in underserved communities in
    Atlanta and Miami, United States, $50,000.
  *The Ohio State University Foundation, Critical Difference for Women,
    providing re-entry scholarships and support services for 140 academically
    deserving, non-traditional female students with a demonstrated financial
    need, United States, $500,000.
  *Pace Academy, Pace Academy Upper School and Library Accessibility Plan, to
    provide handicap access for disabled students throughout the main core
    campus in Atlanta, United States, $250,000.
  *The Sheltering Arms, Teach Today, Reach Tomorrow Campaign, benefiting
    6,500 students from working families with needs-based tuition scholarship
    support, United States, $100,000.
  *Teach for America, Inc., Accelerating the Movement to Close the Education
    Achievement Gap, to support the recruitment, training and development of
    5,800 new teachers, benefiting 750,000 students, United States, $50,000.
  *The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, International
    Leaders Awards – Environmental Internships, benefiting seven college
    students from Latin America and Asia with internships and work placements
    in organizations committed to water stewardship, sustainable packaging and
    environmental advocacy, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and
    Venezuela, $50,000.


Ten organizations received a total of $755,000 in grants to support youth
development, community improvement, economic development and environmental
responsibility, and to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS:

  *Chinese Foundation for Prevention of STD & AIDS, Caring Projects of
    AIDS-Impacted Children and Women Program, to provide educational,
    psychological and general support to assist 485 women and children
    affected by AIDS in the Yunnan Province, China, $200,000.
  *Genesis Shelter, Inc., Genesis Shelter Strategic Restructuring Project, to
    support continuation of comprehensive services for homeless families
    during the organization’s merger with Families First in Atlanta, United
    States, $25,000.
  *Social Dynamics Public Fund, Business Schools for Unemployed Women of
    Kazakhstan, benefiting 1,500 unemployed women who participate in training
    sessions to teach them how to operate their own catering businesses,
    Kazakhstan, $100,000.
  *Chattahoochee Nature Center, Chattahoochee Nature Center Cultural
    Experience Program, benefiting 4,200 third-grade students enrolled in
    Title l schools across the metropolitan Atlanta area with scholarship
    support for an outdoor field-study experience, United States, $25,000.
  *Desem Del Uruguay, Learning Environmental Entrepreneurship (Aema: Aprender
    A Emprender En El Medio Ambiente), to support an environmental awareness
    program for 1,500 students in metropolitan Montevideo, Uruguay, $30,000.
  *Fundacion Emprender, Learning Environmental Entrepreneurship (Aema:
    Aprender A Emprender En El Medio Ambiente), benefiting 5,000 students
    through environmental awareness classes, Bolivia, $40,000.
  *Fundacion Paraguaya De Cooperacion Y Desarrollo, Learning Environmental
    Entrepreneurship (Aema: Aprender A Emprender En El Medio Ambiente),
    benefiting 1,500 youth enrolled in the public schools of Caacupe,
    Cordillera as participants in environmental awareness classes and
    projects, Paraguay, $40,000.
  *Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Peru, Coca-Cola Eco-Efficiency Award
    2012 (Premio Coca-Cola A La Ecoeficiencia 2012), engaging 12,000
    professionals, university students, scientists and government
    representatives in the development of proposals to support the efficient
    use of water and other natural resources, Peru, $70,000.
  *Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Youth Environmental Education Programs,
    benefiting 10,000 young people from more than 100 youth and community
    organizations with funds for Save the Harbor’s free youth environmental
    education programs in Boston Harbor, United States, $25,000.
  *Vsemirnyi Fond Prirody, Community-Based Polar Bear Conservation in Russian
    Arctic, to involve residents of coastal settlements in the monitoring and
    protection of some 7,000 polar bears (almost one-third of the global
    population) in the Russian Arctic, Russian Federation, $200,000.

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