The Coca-Cola Foundation, Inc.

Mission

The foundation supports programs designed to promote women through economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; protect the environment through clean water access, water conservation, and recycling; and enhance communities through 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.

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

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.

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.

Enhancing Communities

The foundation supports programs designed to enrich the well-being of communities through educational scholarships; drop-out prevention; youth development; arts and culture initiatives; and local critical issues including HIV/AIDS education and Malaria in Africa, youth development in Europe, and diversity in the United States.

Empowering Women

The foundation supports programs designed to help women thrive. Special emphasis is directed toward women's entrepreneurship including education, skills-based training, and personal and professional development resources to help women overcome barriers to success.

Protecting the Environment

The foundation supports programs designed to protect the environment through clean water and sanitation; watershed protection in water-stressed regions; water conservation education and awareness; liter abatement; recovery and reuse; community recycling awareness; and research and innovation.