PepsiCo Foundation: Grants for Disasters

OVERVIEW: The PepsiCo Foundation provides disaster relief funding to organizations working in the United States and abroad.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to award its disaster response and relief grants to larger, established aid organizations.

PROFILE: The PepsiCo Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the multinational beverage company PepsiCo. Established in 1962, the foundation “works with nonprofit partners to develop innovative, sustainable solutions that address the challenges of underserved communities around the world.” Areas of grantmaking focus foundation-wide include community service, volunteering, disaster relief, and humanitarian support. Pepsi’s Strategic Grants program focuses on nutrition, access to safe water, reducing and eliminating waste, and gender equality.

The PepsiCo Foundation’s grant amounts range widely from a few hundred dollars to millions of dollars. Its disaster relief grantmaking often depends on the size and scale of the disaster. However, it largely supports established organizations rather than smaller ones. In the past, the foundation has provided millions in grants to organizations such as the American Red Cross, International Rescue Committee and Amnesty International in response to natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. To learn more about the foundation’s grantmaking in this space, explore its Disaster Relief & Humanitarian Support webpage.

PepsiCo does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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