PepsiCo Foundation: Grants for Mental Health

OVERVIEW: The PepsiCo Foundation provides funding to a wide variety of mental health organizations in the United States and Canada.

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.” Funding areas 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.

While the foundation does not have a grantmaking program dedicated to supporting mental health organizations, its tax filings indicate strong funding support in this area. In the past, the foundation has awarded grants to organizations such as the British Columbia Mental Health Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

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.


  • Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO

  • Sue Norton, Vice President, Global Citizenship and Sustainability