BUF of Michigan in Detroit Receives PepsiCo Foundation's Community Impact Grant

Grant helps support, develop and implement impactful BUF youth empowerment programs through collaborative partnerships for the underserved and underrepresented in the community.

DETROIT - Michimich -- BUF of Michigan is proud to announce we have been awarded one of PepsiCo Foundation's Community Impact Grants. The PepsiCo Foundation is the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, Inc. (N A S D A Q: PEP), one of the world's leading food and beverage companies. The PepsiCo Foundation's Community Impact Grants program is a part of the company's efforts to support local communities by providing resources for valuable programming. BUF's programs introduce students to careers in aviation/aerospace, medical, entrepreneurial and employment training just to name a few.

BUF of Michigan is one of 100 public charities and organizations across the United States and Canada awarded the $10,000 Community Impact Grant. Through strategic partnerships, such as the Community Impact Grant, the PepsiCo Foundation aspires to provide lasting change by tackling the challenges of inequality through access to economic opportunity, clean water, and food security.

"We are delighted to receive the financial support from PepsiCo  because it reaffirms our commitment to continue to focus on youth empowerment. Through  PepsiCo's generosity we can give youth exposure to traditional and non-traditional career paths.," CEO/President of BUF of Michigan said.

The Community Impact Grants are meant to have an immediate, and direct impact on our community.

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"We look up to the community organizations that work tirelessly every day to ensure their neighbors thrive," said C.D. Glin, President of the PepsiCo Foundation. "PepsiCo has a long history of working with local partners to invest in communities where our consumers and associates live and work. We're proud to support these organizations in making lasting change."

About BUF of MI

For over 50 years, BUF provided funding and support to over 1,000 community-based non-.
profits, many of them start-up groups that targeted the areas of education, community development, cultural enrichment, and economic development. BUF of Michigan shifted its emphasis in 2015 to address the growing needs of youth empowerment. Through the E.Y.E.S. (Empowering Youth for Everyday Success) Initiative, BUF provides underserved, underrepresented youth with the necessary STEM tools to succeed academically, financially, socially, and wisely choosing a career. Through partnerships, BUF implements this Initiative which serves children, youth and young adults and includes Aviation/Aerospace Experiential Academies, Youth Scholars Program, Financial Literacy Programming and Training, Medical Careers Education Program, Tutorial Services, Blue and White Collars Career Exploratory Academy, Entrepreneurial and Employment Trainings, Health & Wellness. Learn more by visiting www.bufmi.org.

About the PepsiCo Foundation

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The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, invests in the essential elements of a sustainable food system with a mission to support thriving communities. Working with non-profits and experts around the globe, we're focused on helping communities obtain access to food security, safe water, and economic opportunity. We strive for tangible impact in the places where we live and work—collaborating with industry peers, local and international organizations, and our employees to affect large-scale change on the issues that matter to us and are of global importance. Learn more at www.pepsicofoundation.com.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $86 billion in net revenue in 2022, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with pep+ (PepsiCo Positive). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com, and follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn @PepsiCo.

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Source: BUF of MIchigan

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