How to Get Pepsi Donations

by Rachel Moore

The Pepsi-Cola Company is involved with local, national and international charitable organizations. Pepsi makes donations, grants, scholarships and other contributions that support charities in local communities. The YMCA, Save the Children and pediatric AIDS care centers, disaster relief organizations and food distribution programs are a few organizations that receive contributions from Pepsi. The company receives numerous requests for donations every year and there are several avenues available for individuals and charities seeking donations from Pepsi.

Contact your local Pepsi bottler. Ask the bottler about the types of donations and contributions that are available, eligibility requirements and application procedures. Many of the Pepsi bottlers are independently owned and support local charities in their communities.

Submit a grant proposal to the PepsiCo Foundation. Proposals must be submitted for grants of more than $100,000. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization can apply for these grants. These grants are awarded in the areas of health, education and environment. Read the "Grant Guidelines" before submitting the proposal via the foundation website (pepsico.com).

Email a "Letter of Interest" to the PepsiCo Foundation. The project must focus on health, the environment or education. The letter must include information such as the goals,objectives and cost of the program. Read the "Letter of Interest Process" before submitting your letter. Email the letter to pepsico.foundation@pepsi.com.

Participate in the Pepsi Refresh Project. Pepsi awards grants every month for ideas that positively impact communities. Open a Pepsi account on the Pepsi Refresh Project website (refresheverything.com). Submit your idea. Promote your idea through YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. People vote on your idea through social networking websites. If your idea gets enough votes Pepsi may fund your program.

About the Author

Based in Little Rock, Rachel Moore began her freelance writing career in 1993. Her articles have appeared in the Arkansas "Democrat Gazette," Little Rock "Free Press" and the "Arkansas Times." Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science/pre-law from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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