PepsiCo Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The PepsiCo Foundation funds a wide range of women’s and girls’ organizations in the United States and abroad.

IP TAKE: This funder awards both general operating support and project specific grants.

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 priorities include nutrition, access to safe water, reducing and eliminating waste, and gender equality.

The foundation’s Strategic Grants overseas three subprograms: Products, Planet, and People. It conducts grantmaking for girls and women through its final subprogram, People, which seeks to “spur prosperity” by investing in women and girls around the world. Areas of funding interest include education, gender equality, and economic security.

The PepsiCo Foundation’s grant amounts range widely from a few hundred dollars to millions of dollars. In the past, the foundation has awarded grants to women's’ and girls’ organizations such as Women in Need and the Young Women’s Leadership Network. It supports both small and large organizations. Click here to learn more about PepsiCo’s work in gender parity.

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


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