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Pepsi Grants for Nonprofits: $1.3 Million a Month

Pepsi Grants for Nonprofits: $1.3 Million a Month

Pepsi Refresh Project

March 02, 2010

Pepsi is looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. Nonprofit organizations are one of Pepsi’s main categories for grants.


Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best for individuals who need to get an inspired idea off the ground.


Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best for individuals & small groups who can work lean and mean.


Up to 10 Awardees/Month Best for companies & organizations who can put time into it.


Up to 2 Awardees/Month Best for organizations who can dedicate a lot of time & resources.

How Does it Work?

Submit idea

Applications will be accepted from the 1st through the 15th of every month, or until Pepsi receives 1,000 ideas, whichever comes first.

Voting starts

Voting on accepted submissions takes place throughout the following month of submissions.

End of the month

Ideas chosen by users to receive grants will be announced. Then the whole process starts over.


Who can apply?

All legal residents of the United States residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age and older.

How many can apply?

Each month, a maximum of 1,000 ideas can be submitted.

How many Pepsi Refresh Grants will be awarded?

Each month, there will be up to 32 potential Pepsi Refresh Grant Recipients selected.

What are the Pepsi Refresh Grant Levels?

Each month, up to $1.3 million will be awarded as follows: 2 Grants at the $250,000 level; 10 Grants at the $50,000 level; 10 Grants at the $25,000 level; and 10 Grants at the $5,000 level.

What kind of ideas qualify?

We are looking for ideas from individuals, non-profits and pro-social businesses that can make a positive impact in the community. Ideas should be feasible and completed 12 months from the date you receive the first funds.

If I am a Grant Recipient, when will I get my funds?

Quickly! We want to help you get your project up and running fast. As a Grant Recipient, you will receive your funds within four weeks after you have signed a Grant Agreement and completed the verification process. Grant Recipients will receive their funds in two or more disbursements, the first within four weeks of being announced a potential Grant Recipient.

May my project help someone overseas?

No, all Applications must be submitted by US residents and must benefit projects taking place and serving the US.

For more information and to apply, click here.