The Pepsi-Cola Company is involved with local, national and international charitable organisations. Pepsi makes donations, grants, scholarships and other contributions that support charities in local communities. The YMCA, Save the Children and paediatric AIDS care centres, disaster relief organisations and food distribution programs are a few organisations that receive contributions from Pepsi. The company receives numerous requests for donations every year and there are several avenues available for individuals and charities seeking donations from Pepsi.
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Contact your local Pepsi bottler. Ask the bottler about the types of donations and contributions that are available, eligibility requirements and application procedures. Many of the Pepsi bottlers are independently owned and support local charities in their communities.
Submit a grant proposal to the PepsiCo Foundation. Proposals must be submitted for grants of more than £65,000. Only 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation can apply for these grants. These grants are awarded in the areas of health, education and environment. Read the "Grant Guidelines" before submitting the proposal via the foundation website (pepsico.com).
E-mail a "Letter of Interest" to the PepsiCo Foundation. The project must focus on health, the environment or education. The letter must include information such as the goals,objectives and cost of the program. Read the "Letter of Interest Process" before submitting your letter. E-mail the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in the Pepsi Refresh Project. Pepsi awards grants every month for ideas that positively impact communities. Open a Pepsi account on the Pepsi Refresh Project website (refresheverything.com). Submit your idea. Promote your idea through YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. People vote on your idea through social networking websites. If your idea gets enough votes Pepsi may fund your program.
Tips and warnings
- The Pepsi Refresh Project awards grants in the areas of arts and music, education and community development.
- Read the application guidelines provided on the Pepsi Refresh Project website before submitting your idea.
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