Coca-Cola Foundation Announces $6 Million in Grants to Strengthen Global Community Efforts

The Coca-Cola Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $6 million to forty-four community organizations in the United States and abroad.

Grants were awarded to organizations working to advance programs in the areas of education, fitness and nutrition, recycling, and access to clean water. With this latest round of grants, the foundation has awarded more than $38 million in 2011.

Approximately $5.4 million was awarded in support of Atlanta-based Coca-Cola's philanthropic priorities, including healthy active living programs ($1.9 million), water stewardship projects ($1.6 million), and educational initiatives ($1.5 million). An additional $1 million will support other local community efforts such as community recycling, youth development, arts and culture, and civic initiatives.

"We continue to support local initiatives around the world that are important to our consumers in their own communities," said Coca-Cola Foundation chair Ingrid Saunders Jones. "We believe our investment in these forty-four community organizations will help people worldwide build stronger, healthier, and [more] sustainable communities."

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Coca-Cola Foundation Web site.