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Education and Communities Grants sponsored by Pepsi

Dear Neighborhood and Community Leaders --

This summer, Pepsi is giving qualified organizations $5,000 to benefit Education, $25,000 to benefit Communities and $50,000 for the monthly Pepsi Challenge. This grant is available to individuals, for profit organizations, and non-profit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) official non-taxable designation. Local municipalities and schools may also qualify.

Pepsi is looking for ideas that improve your local community in one of the three key areas mentioned above. Application for the grant is done online and must be in written form and may also contain a video (a maximum of 1 minute) and/or photographs (a maximum of five photographs including one required photograph which you must designate as your Profile photograph.)  A video is not required for your Application.  You do not have to be a member of the organization which receives the grant, so it is easy for someone who has an idea and wants to support a group of their choice.

Up to 60 grants will be awarded during each application period. The following information has been taken from their website.


Grant Summary

Who is offering the grant?

Pepsi USA


What is the name of the grant?

Pepsi Refresh Project


How much is the grant?

Varies from $5,000 to $50,000 depending on the category. Up to 60 grants will be awarded during each submission period.


What is the deadline?

There are 6 remaining submission periods:

June 1-2, 2011

July 1-5, 2011

August 1-5, 2011

September 1-5, 2011

October 1-5, 2011

November 1-5, 2011


What is the purpose of the grant?

To support ideas that address one of the following categories:


Refresh everything from after school programs to lunch menus.


Make communities even better.

Pepsi Challenge

Every month Pepsi will pose a new challenge question and you show them the solution.


Who is eligible?

Individuals, for profit organizations, and non-profit organization. Local municipalities and schools may also qualify. You do not need to be a part of the organization that will receive the grant.

Where can I find information about the grant online?


How do I apply?

Applications must be submitted during one of six submission periods via

Submissions will only be accepted in writing via the website.


If I have questions about the grant or application, whom do I contact?

For general promotion and/or application submission questions,

Young America

(800) 768-2784

The Neighborhood Resource Center has community computers available to help apply for this and other grants. Please call ahead to reserve time to use the computers by calling (562) 570-1010.