NAACP Gets $100,000 Grant from Coca-Cola Foundation for Project HELP
In the spirit of the holiday season, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded the Baltimore-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) $100,000 to support the organization’s Project HELP initiative.
NAACP's headquarters is located in the Seton Business Park in Baltimore, near Pikesville.
The grant is part of more than $2M in funding awarded by the Foundation in North America this quarter, $1M of which will support community health and fitness programs. The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded a total of $9.9M to healthy living programs across North America in 2012.
Project HELP is a program promoting healthy living in African-American communities through proper diet, exercise and healthy lifestyles. The initiative provides health education through classes, events and programs in various communities across the country each year.
Other organizations receiving active, healthy living funding include:
- Bexar County Community Health Collaborative, San Antonio, TX, $25,000
- Canadian Diabetes Association, Toronto, Ontario, $50,000
- Canadian Institute of Child Health, Ottawa, Ontario, $100,000
- Diabète Québec, Montreal, Quebec, $50,000
- Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, Roswell, GA, $25,000
- Latino Community Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $25,000
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Washington, D.C., $150,000
- National Park Foundation, Washington, D.C., $250,000
- National Urban League, New York, NY, $100,000
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, D.C., $150,000
- San Antonio Sports Foundation, San Antonio, $25,000
- Universidad Popular, Chicago, $25,000