The Starbucks Foundation Announces 10 New Grants as Part of Its Commitment to Uplift 1 Million Women and Girls by 2030

The Starbucks Foundation continues to advance its goal to positively impact 1 million women and girls in coffee-, tea- and cocoa-growing communities by 2030. We continue to do this by partnering with non-profit organizations to promote economic opportunity and empowerment, advance women’s leadership and increase access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. To date, we’ve impacted 484,000 women and girls and are on track to reach our goal to uplift 1 million women by 2030.

For 2024, The Starbucks Foundation is supporting ten new Origin Grant projects totaling nearly $4 million and benefitting over 19,000 women in eight origin countries across Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.  

“Through our Origin Grants program, we are proud to work with nonprofits across the world to uplift women in coffee-, tea-, and cocoa-growing communities with a goal to create opportunities and ultimately improve lives through the empowerment of women. 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,” said Kelly Goodejohn, Starbucks chief social impact officer.   

Read more about our commitment to women and girls here and see the list of The Starbucks Foundation’s recently awarded grants below.

Mercy Corps, Colombia | to provide 1,000 women with opportunities to learn about gender equity and decision-making as well as improve the quality of household and community water in rural Nariño.

Mercy Corps, Colombia | to increase awareness and mobilize action toward greater gender equity for 2,000 women coffee farmers in Cauca and their families while supporting household water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) efforts.

Bean Voyage, Costa Rica | to equip 250 smallholder women coffee farmers in Costa Rica with training, peer mentorship and seed grants to establish resilient businesses and break out of food insecurity.

Glasswing International, Costa Rica | to provide 1,000 women and girls in coffee-growing communities with spaces for personal development, strengthen leadership and economic opportunities while positively changing community attitudes and behaviors around gender paradigms.

CARE, Cote d’Ivoire | to promote women’s leadership, improve nutrition and access to water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), and diversify economic opportunities for 3,400 women in cocoa-growing communities.

Wakami Foundation, Guatemala | to provide women and girls in coffee-growing communities with spaces for personal and social growth and opportunities as well as advance opportunities for women to diversify their businesses to create additional income streams and economic resilience.

Mercy Corps, Indonesia | to improve the livelihoods of 3,700 women by providing financial and business training to women entrepreneurs and delivering water, hygiene, and sanitation services in North Sumatra.

World Neighbors, Peru
| to support 2,400 women in coffee growing communities with improved access to information, resources and financial education; improved household diets and income; and improved community health through promotion of sanitation, nutrition and hygiene practices.

CARE, Uganda | to advance economic empowerment for 4,000 women coffee farmers by providing tools and training to strengthen their stability, supporting them to better cope with farming challenges through increased leadership, voice, decision-making ability and negotiation skills, and facilitating their access to and control over resources and their finances.

CARE, Vietnam | to improve livelihoods of 1,500 ethnic minority women in Son La’s coffee-growing communities by strengthening their productive capacity, increasing access to financial resources and improving their leadership skills and capabilities.

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