The Coca-Cola Foundation announced on Dec. 7 its grants for the fourth quarter amounting to $17.8 million to 83 organizations worldwide.

According to a news release, the grants include $3.6 million for water stewardship projects; $3.7 million for fitness and nutrition programs; $3.9 million for education programs and $1.6 million for recycling initiatives.

“Our consumers increasingly expect us to be part of their community’s solution and through our support of these 83 programs we are making a powerful difference to improve lives and help communities thrive,” Ingrid Saunders Jones, chairperson of the foundation said.

The foundation awarded more than $70million in 263 community organizations worldwide in 2011. Organizations awarded grants during the fourth quarter include:

Water Stewardship

APB-Bird Life Belarus, “Small Streams – Large Impact: A Water Retention Program,” Belarus, $42,141

AVINA Americas, Inc., “Regional Initiative: + Water,” Argentina, Chile, and Peru, $516,000

Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc., “Agos Ram Pump Project,” Philippines, $118,140

Ege Derne’i, “Gediz Basin Small Grants Projects,” Turkey, $250,000

Friends of the Los Angeles River, “iConserve, iClean, iCare for the Los Angeles River,” United States, $25,000

Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica, “Brazil Rainforest Water Program,” Brazil, $224,448

Fundacion Natura Colombia, “Reforestation in Cundinamarca Colombia,” Colombia, $50,000

Fundacion Vida Silvestre, “Water Project Contest,” Argentina,$170,500

Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, “Network of Community Water Resource Management: Village that Learns and Earns,” Thailand, $122,600

Jaringan Kesejahteraan/Kesehatan Masyarakat, “Replenish Raw Water Resources as Climate Change Adaption,” Indonesia, $224,978

Korea Green Foundation “Coca-Cola Green Leadership,” Republic of Korea, $80,000

Malaysian Nature Society, “Coca-Cola Mns Water Vision Campaign,” Malaysia, $249,106.

The Nature Conservancy, “Chongon-Colonche—Cero Blanco Ecological Corridor in Ecuador,” United States, $26,000.

PLDT-Smart Foundation, Inc., “Year Two of the Sapinit Pacbrma in the Marikina Watershed,” Philippines, $130,000

Pronatura México, A.C., “Catch Water Ponds in Queretaro State Desert Areas, Mexico, $125,000”

Raleigh International Trust, “Gravity Water Feed Systems for Rural Communities in Sabah,” United Kingdom, $40,000

Save the Children, “Every Drop Matters,” United States, $75,000

Umid Support Social Development Public Union, “Rehabilitation of Water, Sewage System in Schools,” Azerbaijan, $75,000.

World Wildlife Fund Canada, “Fonds Mondial Pour La Nature Canada: Water for Nature, Water, Water for People: Replenishing Canada’s Rivers,” Canada, $125,000.

World Wildlife Fund, Inc., “Integrated Watershed Management of the Manchaguala Subwatershed,” United States,$60,000

WWF UK, “Replenishing Three English River Catchments,” United Kingdom, $700,000

Yayasan Kemanusiaan Muslim Aid Malaysia, “Water for Humanity,” Malaysia, $173,751


AVINA Americas, Inc., “Socioeconomic Integration of Recycling Collectors in Brazil,” Brazil, $105,000

AVINA Americas, Inc., “Regional Recycling Initiative for Latin America – Phase 2” Pan-Latin America, $500,000

Centro Nacional de la Familia, Recycling your plastic bottles – helps a family in conflict,” Chile, $10,000

DAN Area Urban Union, “Development of educational programs and guiding of 2000 groups in 2012,” Israel, $100,000

Coca-Cola Brazil Institute for Doe Seu Lixo, “Recycling Cooperative Management Capability Program,” Brazil, $250,000

Fundacion Casa de la Paz, “Optimism that Transforms … Recycle,” Chile, $229,000

Keep America Beautiful, Inc., “Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program,” United States, $200,000

Keep Australia Beautiful National Association Inc., “Beverage Container Recycling Grants,” Australia, $170,000

World Wildlife Fund Canada/Fonds Mondial Pour La Nature Canada, “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup,” Canada, $50,000

Healthy Active Lifestyle

All-Russia Athletic Federation, “New Russian Winter Stars,” Russian Federation, $110,000

Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, “Educanimando con Salud – Teaching and Encouraging with Health,” Peru, $50,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, “Enhanced Triple Play,” United States, $322,123 (multi-year grant)

Colombianitos, Inc, “Goals for Better Life in Manizales,” Colombia, $250,000

The Cool Girls, Inc., “Cool Fitness,” United States, $25,000

FAN4Kids, a NJ Nonprofit Corporation, “FAN4KIDS New York City Expansion,” United States, $25,000

Foundation SIMG-ONLUS, “Calorie Balance in Italy,” Italy, $400,000

Garden City Fund, “Active Green Lifestyle Community in Park Connectors,” Singapore, $80,000

Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, “Mind + Body,” United States, $25,000

Hungarian Society of Sport Science, “Exercise in Medicine Program in Hungary,” Hungary, $210,000

Inter Tribal Sports, “Sustainable Physical Activity Programs for Underserved Children on Tribal Reservations,” United States, $40,000

Knowledge Into Action, “International Schools Walking Competition 2012,” United Kingdom $1 million

Korean Youth Foundation, “Coca-Cola Youth Health Camp Extension to Underprivileged Community,” Republic of Korea, $200,000

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, “The Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens,” United States, $25,000

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, “Project HELP: Healthy Eating Lifestyles and Physical Fitness,” United States, $100,000

National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Muevete (Move) United States, $150,000

National Park Foundation, Active Trails, United States, $250,000

NIA Community Services Network, “Health/Exercise Lifestyle Plan,” United States $25,000

Northlake Nature Center, “Northlake Nature Center: Outdoor Healthy Active Lifestyles Changes and Community Involvement,” United States, $20,000

Pan American Health and Education Foundation, “Pan American Forum for Action on Chronic Disease,” United States, $50,000

Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, “Trails for all Metropolitan Grants Programs,” United States, $150,000

Save the Children, “Children Participate for Better Nutrition and a Cleaner Environment Project,” United States, $50,000

Soccer in the Streets, “School for Life,” United States, $70,000

Special Olympics Israel, “Sport Competition for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities,” Israel, $50,000

    Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, “Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy,” United States, $50,000

 Whizz-Kidz, “Sports for Disabled Youth,” United Kingdom, $32,000


The Africa-America Institute, “Transformation Leadership Program,” Pan-Africa, $500,000

 Communities In Schools Of Atlanta, Inc. “CIS of Atlanta Partnership with Project GRAD, United States, $25,000

Fundacion Cimientos, “School Scholarship Program,” Argentina, $270,000

Georgia State University, “Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program: Study Abroad Program, Student Success Program,” United States, $1,300,000 (multi-year grant)

Maria’s Children Art Center, “From Me to Us,” Russian Federation, $40,000

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, “LIFTED Program,” United States, $30,000

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, “Fund to Improve Teacher Effectiveness Through National Board Certification,” United States, $25,000

National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, “Teens on the Move/Scholarship Program,” United States, $50,000

New Names Inter Regional Charitable Public Foundation, “Professional Improvement of Gifted Children in Russian within the Fields of Culture and Arts, Russian Federation, $50,000

North Carolina Museum of History Foundation, “Educational Outreach Programs for North Carolina Students,” United States, $100,000

Reach for Excellence, “Scholarships for Six Students,” United States, $24,000

Spelman College, “A Case for Support of Scholarships, Academics, and Leadership, United States, $1,200,000 (multi-year grant)

Sugar Industry Foundation, “Construction of School Buildings at Quezon National High School, Inc.,” Philippines, $100,000

Thurgood Marshall College Fund, “The TMF/Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program,” United States, $100,000

Woodward Academy, Inc., “Need-based Scholarships at Woodward Academy,” Atlanta, $50,000

Local Priorities

Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation, “Multi-media Educational Game: HIV/AIDS and Healthy Lifestyle Awareness,” Ukraine, $100,000

 World Vision India, “India Orissa Flood Rehabilitation Project,” India, $108,272

 Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, “Mayor’s Youth Program,” United States, $50,000

American University of Beirut, “Evidence-based Nutrition Intervention Program,” United States, $85,000

American University of Beirut, “Power of Planting – Biodiversity Village Award – Baldaati Bi’ati,” United States, $85,000

Chattanooga History Center, “Let’s Make History Capital Campaign,” United States, $250,000

Emory University, “Future of Russia Foundation/Balashikh Project,” United States, $50,000

Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc., “2011-2012 Annual Corporate Campaign,” United States, $500,000

Smithsonian Institution, “National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Capital Campaign and other Museum Support,” United States, $2,000,000 multi-year grant

The State Hermitage Museum, “Let’s Save Cultural Heritage Together,” Russian Federation, $250,000

 United Way Of Metropolitan Atlanta, “2011-2012 Annual Campaign,” United States, $1,500,000

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