Costa Foundation

We believe that education is the first step towards a better life and we aim to improve schools in the poorest coffee-farming communities.

Change a child's life story

Schoolchildren participating and learning within a classroom

We know that the farmers who grow coffee are an essential part of our business – we couldn’t keep inspiring the world to love great coffee without them!

Many coffee-growing communities are situated in remote rural areas, in some of the world’s poorest countries and children in these communities often have limited or no access to education.

The Costa Foundation* was started back in 2006 to support the people living in remote communities by building schools to give children a safe, quality education.

We know that education has the power to change a child’s life story, which is why the Costa Foundation has a big vision: to eradicate poverty in coffee-growing communities.

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More than 1,000 jobs for teachers, assistants, administrators, cooks and general staff have been created

10 different countries across the coffee belt now benefit from a Costa Foundation school project, including Colombia, Uganda and Vietnam.

A school child at her desk in a classroom

The Costa Foundation supports these communities without expecting anything in return, which means we are often helping farmers in areas where we are not able to buy their coffee.

These huge achievements are only possible through the enthusiasm and dedication of our teams to fundraising for the Costa Foundation, and the continued generosity of our customers and suppliers.

Our goal is to raise £20 million for the Costa Foundation by 2021 and fund 100 schools by 2020.

 

*Registered charity no. 1147400 In Scotland, SCO43414