The grant will support veterans in FourBlock’s Southeast cities.
Tampa, FL – The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, today announced a $50,000 grant to FourBlock, a national nonprofit organization that provides veterans professional development, career exploration, and networking opportunities to make them competitive after transition from military to professional careers. The Coca-Cola Foundation grant will support the organization’s Career Readiness Program and will provide services for 150 transitioning veterans in Tampa, Orlando, and Atlanta.
“We are excited to be able to expand our program with support from The Coca-Cola Foundation,” said Lauren Schulz-Carne, executive director of FourBlock. “Through our unique program veterans living in Tampa, Orlando, and Atlanta will build new skills and networks that will help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military. Along with transforming themselves, veterans will be able to make long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.”
FourBlock is shaping the future of veteran transition and veteran career readiness by inspiring veterans to achieve more after their military service. FourBlock brings together leading companies and high-potential veterans to ensure our nation’s leading employers understand the positive impact veterans can have on their organizations.
“Our veterans have given so much to serve our country and we support them when they return home and return to civilian life,” said Helen Smith Price, President, The Coca-Cola Foundation. “FourBlock’s Career Readiness Program is a unique program that provides opportunities for returning veterans to use their talents and skills in service to their hometown communities.”
The Coca-Cola Foundation grant to FourBlock is one of 11 grants that the Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded to veteran’s organizations in honor of Veterans Day. The Coca-Cola Foundation grant recipients include: American Corporate Partners; American Red Cross; Folds of Honor Foundation; FourBlock Foundation; Hire Heroes USA; Operation Homefront, Inc.; Team Rubicon; The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation; The Mission Continues; United Service Organizations (USO) and United Spinal Association. These organizations offer a wide range of programs designed to assist more than 75,0000 veterans across the country through every step of their return home, from covering their immediate financial needs to job skills training to community service and leadership programs.
FourBlock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is the nation’s local network for leading veteran professionals. Each year, hundreds of veterans in every corner of the country are equipped to pursue careers right for them, thanks to the support of local FourBlock communities. From leading organizations to launching innovative new ventures, FourBlock veterans are tackling mission critical goals at Fortune 500 companies through the power of the FourBlock network. To learn more about how FourBlock is helping veterans transition better and building a national community of veteran professionals, visit www.fourblock.org.
About The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $900 million in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit www.coca-colagivingback.com.