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Starbucks Names 10 New ‘Origin Grants’ Totaling Nearly $4 Million

Starbucks 2024 grants

Starbucks press release photo. From the organization Bean Voyage in Costa Rica.

The Starbucks Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with global coffee giant Starbucks, has named the recipients of 10 grants worth nearly US$4 million.

Each of the new grants support the Foundation’s established goal of supporting and empowering women and girls in coffee- or cocoa-growing communities.

Six of the 10 new grants are tied to specific programs being led by large, established multinational humanitarian nonprofits, including three for Mercy Corps and three for CARE.  Additional grants are in support of programs driven by the nonprofits Bean Voyage, Glasswing International, Wakami Foundation and World Neighbors.

The Starbucks Foundation said the grant funding is expected to benefit more than 19,000 women and girls in numerous coffee- or cocoa-producing countries, including Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Indonesia, Peru, Uganda and Vietnam.


The organization has not specified the dollar amounts associated with each of the 10 new grants.

In a Starbucks Coffee Company announcement of the new grant awards, Starbucks Chief Social Impact Officer Kelly Goodejohn said, “While we have a responsibility to care for people across the entire coffee supply chain, we know that when we invest in a woman, there are ripple effects and positive outcomes for her family and the larger community.”

The Starbucks Foundation “origin grants” represent one of four categories of grants typically offered by the Foundation, which was established in 1997 and operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The organization also offers grants related to “neighborhood impact” (typically in the U.S. market), global community impact, and disaster relief.

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