Pepsico Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The PepsiCo Foundation funds a wide variety of disease-related organizations in the United States.

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 conducts its disease-related grantmaking through its Strategic Grants program, which prioritizes nutrition, access to safe water, reducing and eliminating waste, and gender equality.

While the foundation does not have a grantmaking program dedicated to supporting disease-related organizations, its tax filings indicate strong funding support in this space. In the past, the foundation has awarded grants to organizations such as local chapters of the Cerebral Palsy Association and Alzheimer Society. After examining the PepsiCo’s tax filings, it appears that this funder supports local, regional, national, and international disease-related organizations.

The PepsiCo Foundation’s grant amounts range widely from a couple of hundred dollars to millions of dollars. It also offers employee matching grants.

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

PEOPLE:

  • Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO
  • Sue Norton, Vice President, Global Citizenship and Sustainability

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