The Coca‑Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca‑Cola Company, donated USD $84.5m to communities in 2015, with many initiatives across the countries in which Coca‑Cola HBC operates benefiting from support.

The Coca‑Cola Foundation donated USD $84.5 million to communities in 2015. These grants will directly benefit nearly 300 organisations across more than 70 countries and territories, with 95 percent of the grants focused on The Coca‑Cola Company’s core sustainability priorities of women, water and well-being.

In 2015, the Foundation awarded $5.5 million to support women’s empowerment initiatives, $26.5 million to support water and environmental initiatives, $48 million to support community-strengthening initiatives including education, youth development and HIV/AIDS, and $4.3 million for other important programmes that support community improvement, arts and culture, and humanitarian/emergency relief, rounding out to a total of nearly $85 million given back to communities in 2015.

Many community programmes across Coca‑Cola HBC's territory benefited from The Coca‑Cola Foundation’s support.

Organisation / Programme Description Country  Priority area 
Civil Association, Delpas: Find the Right Measure Continue support for this public awareness campaign to educate the community on the importance of living a balanced lifestyle in order to prevent obesity Serbia active healthy living
Fondazione per la recerca sul diabete ONLUS (Diabetes Research Foundation): Epode Umbria Region Intervention Study (EUROBIS) Support 'Together Let's Prevent Childhood Obesity' community programme that implements exercise classes in primary schools for students and their parents Italy active healthy living
Paris Lodron University of Salzburg: SALTO (Salzburg Together against Obesity) EPODE project Support research on obesity prevention in Salzburg and the surrounding area Austria active healthy living
Fundacja Aktywności Fizycznej i Zdrowia - Sport Support: 2015 Leader Sports Animators, Wake Your Body Expansion and recognition of effective local sports-related programmes and their coaches, and the most active and engaging coaches in local communities Poland active healthy living
PRAIS Foundation: We are the Moving Generation Support an active healthy living programme in five cities in Romania using the EPODE community model Romania active healthy living
BG Be Active: Now We Move Continue support for Bulgaria's first and only nationwide event which supports regular physical activity and overall health Bulgaria active healthy living
CLUB Run Austria Support for a recreational running project to encourage more than 30,000 people in 300 groups to be more active through running Austria active healthy living
Lithuanian Olympic Foundation: Wake Your Body Support for a Leader Sports Animator programme to recognise effective local sports-related programmes and their coaches throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Baltics active healthy living
Associazione ARCES: social farming and the Sicilian citrus industry Train women and young people working in agri-tourism, rural tourism, production of citrus-based foods, citrus cultivation and managing cooperatives Italy economic development
Fondazione Associazione Italiana di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica: Beat the Street, Italy Support a competition to engage the community in walking or cycling in local neighbourhoods, with technology to track progress and increase physical activity Italy health
FIT FORUM OSTERREICH: Beat the Street, Lower Austria Support for an innovative programme designed to encourage people to increase their daily rate of exercise Austria active healthy living
International Sport & Culture Association (ISCA): NowWeMOVE Continue support for a campaign to encourage 100 million more people to get active in sport and physical activity by 2020 Cyprus, Malta active healthy living
Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development: Water for the City Support for sustainable water access in Alexandroupolis, Greece Greece water
Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development: climate change adaption through non-conventional water resources programme Support rainwater harvesting structures and grey water reuse to address water security issues Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Italy water
All-Russia Athletic Federation: New Russian Winter Stars Continue an athletic programme which promotes sporting events for more than 500 young people from 30 regions throughout Russia Russian Federation active healthy living
Charities Aid Foundation Russia: Active Healthy Living small grants programme  Request for proposal process for active healthy living programmes in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi or Kazan Russian Federation active health living
Co-being, Cultural Autonomy: international coastal clean-up Support volunteer training, rubbish collection and environmental awareness related to the Black Sea in Ukraine Ukraine environment
Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation: Safe Connection - connecting around healthy lifestyles Continue support for a national HIV/Aids public awareness and outreach programme and expand the online platform to teach healthy behaviour modifications to Ukrainian young people aged 14-24 Ukraine HIV/Aids or malaria
National Olympic Committee of Ukraine: Do Like Olympians Continue support for an active healthy living programme in secondary schools throughout Ukraine Ukraine active healthy living
Children's Foundation 'Obnazhennie serdtsa': Play with Purpose programme  Support programme efforts and provide opportunities for inclusive play and active healthy living among teens and their parents Russian Federation active healthy living
Republican Public Association 'Belarusian Child's Fund': specialised street workout sports grounds construction Fund the construction and outfitting of five fully fledged Street Workout sports grounds in Belarus Belarus active healthy living
Russian Association for Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation of Patients: Exercise is Medicine Provide information and resources to health care professionals and encourage physical activity and overall health for their patients Russian Federation active healthy living
Special Olympics Ukraine: Together We Can! Continue support for organised year-round sporting competitions for unified teams composed of intellectually disabled and non-disabled athletes Ukraine active healthy living
State Hermitage Museum: Saving the Cultural Heritage Together Joint programme with The Coca‑Cola Company Russian Federation arts & culture
Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds: Save the river Kalanchak for nature and future generations Support efforts to restore the mouth of the river Kalanchak in Kherson, Ukraine Ukraine water
Victor Pinchuk Foundation: Climate Change Camp III Help engage young leaders in Zaporizhia, Ukraine in efforts to raise awareness about environmental concerns Ukraine environment
Vsemirnyi Fond Prirody: Polar Bear Conservation Project Continue support for this project in Chukotka, Russia  Russian Federation environment
Victoria House Foundation: The Human Rights, Women's Leadership & Climate Justice Programme - Empowerment through Research and Learning Support a partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway to develop academic programming focused on Global Women's Studies and Empowerment  Ireland education
WWF International: Danube-Carpathian programme (9 projects) Support efforts to expand watershed conservation work in the rivers and wetlands of the Danube Basin and promote the importance of conserving and restoring wetlands among the local community Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Austria, Croatia water
Since 1984, The Coca‑Cola Foundation has given back more than $820 million to communities in more than 200 countries across the world. 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. Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca‑Cola Company