The Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc.

Mission

The foundation supports programs designed to promote women through economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; water through access to clean water, water conservation, and recycling; and well-being through education, youth development, and other community and civic initiatives.

Background

Incorporated in 1984 in GA - The Coca-Cola Foundation was established in 1984 by Roberto Goizueta, then Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.

Since its inception, the Foundation has supported learning inside and outside the classroom as well as trying to address other critical community challenges and opportunities. In 2007, the Foundation broadened its support to include global water stewardship programs, fitness and nutrition efforts and community recycling programs. Today, the foundation's portfolio also includes women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship.

The Coca-Cola Company announced its commitment to give back 1 percent of its prior year’s operating income annually through The Coca-Cola Foundation and Company donations.

Grantmaking Programs

Community Recycling

The foundation supports programs designed to increase litter abatement efforts; advance recovery and reuse; increase community recycling awareness; and support research and innovation.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship

The foundation supports students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college or university through scholarships. The program is administered by participating schools.

Education

The foundation awards scholarships and supports programs designed to promote school drop-out prevention; access to education; and other educational initiatives per local business unit priorities.

Water Stewardship

The foundation supports programs designed to promote access to clean water and sanitation; watershed protection in water-stressed regions; utilization of water for production and/or multiple use systems that do more than provide clean water; and education and awareness programs designed to promote water conservation within communities and industry.

Matching Gift Program

The foundation matches contributions made by employees of Coca-Cola to nonprofit organizations on a two-for-one basis.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI to a business consortium fund.

Well-Being

The foundation supports programs designed to strengthen and enrich communities, including education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives.