What is The Coca‑Cola Foundation?

The Coca‑Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca‑Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 billion in grants to support sustainable community initiatives —from water to women’s empowerment, from community recycling to wellbeing—around the world.

Priority Areas
Empowering women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship
Protecting the environment: access to clean water, water conservation and recycling
Enhancing communities: education, youth development and other community and civic initiatives

In 1984, Roberto Goizueta, then Chairman and CEO of The Coca‑Cola Company, established The Coca‑Cola Foundation. Over the past three decades, The Foundation has grown from a local foundation into a global philanthropic organization.

Since its inception, the Foundation has supported learning inside and outside the classroom. However, addressing critical community challenges and opportunities is an evolving process. In 2007, the Foundation broadened its support to include global water stewardship programs and community recycling programs. Today, our strategies align with the Company’s sustainability platform and include women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship. In 2021, The Coca‑Cola Foundation contributed $109.2 million to approximately 350 organizations globally.

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