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World: The Coca-Cola Foundation donates US$84.5M to beneficiaries in 2015

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The Coca-Cola Foundation donated US$$84.5 million to nearly 300 organizations in 2015 to benefit communities across more than 70 countries and territories.

Approximately 95% of the grants focused on The Coca-Cola Company’s core sustainability priorities of women, water and well-being.

“Since 1984, The Coca-Cola Foundation has given back more than US$820 million to communities in more than 200 countries across the world,” said Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer.

“As the Foundation begins its 32nd year of giving back, we are proud of the increasingly diverse range of projects we support that make a meaningful difference for communities and the environment.”

In 2015, the Foundation awarded approximately:

– US$5.5 million to support women’s empowerment initiatives,

– US$26.5 million to support water and environmental initiatives,

– US$48 million to support community strengthening initiatives including education, youth development and HIV/AIDS, and

– US$4.3 million for other important programs that support community improvement, arts and culture, and humanitarian/disaster relief rounding out to total of nearly $85 million given back to communities in 2015.