Coca-Cola Funds $1 Million to Support Financial Education For Women and Girls
Infusing significant energy and enthusiasm into the global financial literacy community, Coca-Cola announced a major $1 million commitment that will provide financial education, career training and entrepreneurship programs to women and girls. The funding will come from a range of the company’s entities, including the Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverages Florida.
The financial commitment from Coca-Cola will support Operation HOPE programs that provide women with the financial literacy necessary to manage finances, increase credit scores and, where relevant, establish their businesses. Successful financial education partnerships are nothing new for Coca-Cola and Operation HOPE. The two also collaborated in 2014 on a series of events entitled "The Atlanta Economic Empowerment Tour." The tour focused on the need for a larger, dedicated program for empowering women girls and ultimately sparked the interest that led to this current initiative.
On the Coca-Cola side of the partnership, the Coca-Cola Foundation has long worked in facilitating greater lives for many underserved population segments. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has provided grants totaling over $820 million to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. Additional information about The Coca-Cola Foundation can be found here. Additional information about Operation HOPE can be found here.