Philanthropy


Over decades of working with local partners and investing to make a difference through the PepsiCo Foundation, we've seen the incredible potential of communities.

We believe that thriving communities can change the world. That's why we invest in the essential elements of a sustainable food system - helping to alleviate hunger, manage water and waste responsibly, and support women as champions of nutrition from farm to family. By doing this, we feed potential - one community at a time.

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We believe that with sustained, accessible nourishment, communities flourish: often children are better educated, economies grow, communities thrive, and people live healthier, better lives.

Global Nutrition Challenge Informing Our Approach: 

1 in 9 people globally do not have enough food to lead healthy lives, including 66 million children in developing countries and 13 million in the U.S.

We believe addressing food insecurity investing in improvements to the food system helps unlock education, economic prosperity, and improved community health.

Our Foundation's Role:

We invest in systemic solutions to address food insecurity and pervasive hunger in vulnerable communities. 

To fight childhood hunger and provide meals in times of natural disaster, we will use the strength of our signature nutrition operation Food for Good.

Key Nutrition Impact Partners: 

Our signature nutrition operation Food for Good has delivered 80 million servings of nutritious foods to low-income families in 19 U.S. communities and soon, around the world.

Our strategic partnership with Akshaya Patra will support 35,000 school children in two cities in the Indian state of Gujarat in receiving school meals for a full year, which is expected to boost school attendance and enrollment, notably for girls.

Working with Global Foodbanking Network, we are boosting food security and fighting hunger by providing access to at least 20 million nutritious servings of food—with emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables. Our work is focused on building local food bank capacity and providing needed resources like food transportation and refrigeration in Israel, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, the Dominican Republic and South Africa. 

With GENYOUth, we have provided 15 million breakfast servings or 5 million nutritious meals and sports equipment to help with physical activity to U.S. students, and are proud to be the founding sponsor of Fuel Up to Play 60 en Espanol, a leading program that has reached 9 million Hispanic youth on the importance of eating nutritious foods and physical activity.

We believe clean water is fundamental to human dignity, health, and economic prosperity, yet 4 billion people live without it. With our continued investments in local, long-term solutions, we aim to provide safe water access to 25 million people in the most at-risk areas by 2025, which we believe will create a positive ripple effect that reaches communities on almost every continent.

Global Water Challenge Informing Our Approach:

With approximately 70% of the world's freshwater used in agriculture, and growing global food demands, addressing farm water management is urgent which is why we advance community-based, self-sustaining water solutions for farmers and families in some of the world's most at-water-risk areas.

Our Foundation's Role:

With partners we have enabled access to safe water to nearly 16 million people, achieving more than 60% of our Performance with Purpose goal of 25 million people by 2025, by supporting distribution, purification, and conservation in some of the world's most at-water-risk areas.

Key Water Impact Partners: 

We are investing with WaterAid to provide clean water access to 200,000 people facing extreme water shortages in southern India, where residents are experiencing the worst drought in more than a century.

The China Women’s Development Foundation, with our support is working to benefit 10 million people by improving environmental conditions near the Danjiangkou Water Reservoir where water sources are often contaminated.

The Inter-American Development Bank, with our support, created the Hydro-BID Support Center in Latin America and the Caribbean is designed to help countries in arid and water-stressed areas plan for and manage changes in water availability by using a modeling tool, Hydro-BID. Hydro-BID allows governments to analyze and predict water availability, taking into consideration the impacts of climate change and competing end-uses of water with the goal to support long-term water security for those who depend on water availability and boost the resilience of local communities. 

Our work in water and nutrition dramatically impacts the lives of women, sparking a virtuous cycle: we believe when a woman has the time and opportunities to learn, her children are more likely to be better fed, healthier, educated themselves.

Global Challenge For Women Informing Our Approach:

For every year a woman is educated, the mortality rate of her children is reduced 5-10%, her children are better fed, more likely to be healthy and able to learn—creating a virtuous cycle of prosperity. Women's work is chronically underpaid and undervalued, and significant social and practical obstacles to female workforce participation persist. We believe addressing gender inequality in agriculture is especially urgent to meet the nutrition needs of growing global population.

Our Foundation's Role:

We are investing $100 million in initiatives that aim to benefit 12.5 million women and girls by 2025, creating the next generation of impact makers around the globe. Our efforts are aimed to provide women with knowledge, locally relevant skills and tools they need for economic advancement, with emphasis on building skills to be successful in farming and the food industry. 

Key Impact Partners for Women's Initiatives:

We are investing $4 million over 4 years with the Robin Hood Foundation to support education and workforce training programs for 20,000 girls in the Bronx—New York City’s poorest borough and one of the fastest growing technology sectors in the country.

We’re helping open doors for young people with technical and life skills training made possible by our work with International Youth Foundation. Employability, success in the workforce and earnings potential depend on the powerful combination of technical skills with life skills—like decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, time management and communication. That’s why, in addition to work readiness programs for youth in Mexico and South Africa, we are working with International Youth Foundation to develop an online, gendered curriculum called Passport to Success to promote gender sensitivity in the workplace and equip young people in at least 6 countries and languages with the life skills needed to help them stay in school, find employment and succeed in life.

Small hold farmers who own small plots of land drive many economies in Africa, where women comprise about half of the agricultural labor force. We’re helping small hold female farmers learn more sustainable methods of growing local, high-demand crops, promoting gender equity in farming and households and training women and children on sanitary food preparation through our work with CARE in Western Uganda, building on their relevant experience in nearly 100 countries.

We believe plastics need never become waste. That’s why we support a circular economy for plastics by investing in innovative solutions to improve recycling infrastructure and education around the world, while we work to reduce and reinvent our plastic packaging.

Global Waste Challenge Informing Our Approach:

By 2050 there is expected to be 12 billion metric tons of plastic in landfills and more plastic in our oceans than there are fish, affecting natural habitats and animal species. Poor waste management increases greenhouse gas emissions and leaves economic opportunity unrealized—all of which we believe can be alleviated by closing the immense gap in recovery needed to meet growing industry demand for recycled materials. 

Our Foundation's Role:

We invest in new funding models and alliances that look to address the root causes and symptoms of poor waste management, with emphasis on where waste management needs are greatest and on the key communities globally near where we work. Our work prioritizes scalable methods designed to build capacity for material collection and processing, educate communities on the importance of recycling, and support new business models that provide income opportunities.

Key Waste Impact Partners:

This is a new area of investment for the PepsiCo Foundation and we are rapidly building strategic partnerships to respond to this urgent issue.

We are working with The Recycling Partnership toward the goal of boosting residential recycling for 25 million U.S. families, reversing the declining US recycling rate, and capturing 1.9 million tons of quality recyclable materials—including 7 billion bottles and cans. In doing so, we aim to avoid the emission of 5.5 million tons of CO2, which is equivalent of taking more than 1 million cars off the road for a year. With our Foundation’s seed funding, The Recycling Partnership has the potential to bring in $100 million through additional corporate, municipal, and philanthropic support.


Recent Community Work

We're a team of changemakers, propelled by local partners, informed by decades of experience, and driven by the passion to do more. With these partners and others, we are working to help alleviate hunger, manage water and waste responsibly, and support women as champions of nutrition from farm to family. 

2017 Global Citizenship Giving (in Millions):


PepsiCo Foundation31.4
Corporate Contributions*7.7
Division Contributions12.7
Division Estimated In-Kind57.1
Total**108.9

*Corporate Contributions includes estimated in Kind Donations of $0.4 million.

 

2017 Foundation Disbursements (in Millions):


Product4.3
Planet3.2
People0.8
Diversity and Engagement2.0
Community Investment - Other2.3
Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Support7.7
Employee Pro-Bono and Volunteering0.4
Matching Gifts and Employee Scholarships10.8
Total**31.4

**Does not sum due to rounding.

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