Philanthropy & Community Investment: Giving Back

Philanthropy & Community Investment has been a core foundation since the beginning of Bacardi. The company and the Bacardí family provided local disaster relief assistance, built a new city library, and supported charitable organizations from its inception in 1862 through today. Bacardi continues to be committed to the communities in which we live and work. We encourage employees to volunteer time with local organizations and we support the many worthwhile charities in our towns working to better our communities. Our efforts to advance community initiatives are across four broad areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment and Health & Social Service.

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In Good Company: 50 U.S. Businesses That Stood Out During the Pandemic
Bacardi and its Patrón tequila brand donated $4 million to support struggling bars and restaurants, through its #RaiseYourSpirits initiative.


FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. Launch of New Spirits Education Program
During the economic downtown, FIU is offering select courses for free until Dec. 31 as part of its recovery efforts.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Hurricane Season Begins Today, But Bacardi Supports Recovery Year Round
June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season and serves as a reminder that the recovery after a storm is a long journey. One that family-owned Bacardi Limited continues to support year round through its collaboration with Mercy Corps.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi #RaiseYourSpirits T-Shirts Help Support the Bar Industry
Casa BACARDÍ has launched a range of #RaiseYourSpirits t-shirts, available for purchase online. 100% of profits from the T-shirt sales will be donated to support bartenders, in partnership with the USBG National Charity Foundation.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi’s Fastest Product Launch? Hand Sanitizers.
A project team of 30 at Bacardi Bottling Corporation in Jacksonville, FL worked quickly to source the materials needed, identify shifts on site, and launch in a matter of days – resulting in the fastest product launch Bacardi has ever seen.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

From USA to France and From UK to Mexico, Bacardi Diverts Global Production to Increase Hand Sanitizer Supply for Local Communities
Family-owned Bacardi has expanded its commitment across countries and brands to help produce more than 267,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of hand sanitizers, as worldwide demand continues to exceed supply in efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi Limited Commits $3 Million to Support the Bar and Restaurant Industry
This is just the start. Our teams are working hard to identify more ways we can assist our on-trade community. We expect more outreach & activations to come. Our local teams, brands, & people are committed to lending a hand as this hardship unfolds.

Health & Healthcare

Bacardi Helps Produce Hand Sanitizers With Change in Production
A shift in production by Bacardi at the world’s largest premium rum distillery is helping supply ethanol required to produce the much needed hand sanitizers that are in high demand as a result of COVID-19.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi USA Donates $5 Million to Florida International University
The Bacardi Center of Excellence will provide student scholarship opportunities, promote community events and provide pathways to entrepreneurship.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Bacardi Launches Shake Your Future in Spain, a Training Program in the Art of Cocktails to Address Youth Unemployment
With a high rate of youth unemployment, which in Spain is around 32%, and a significant shortage of skilled workers in the industry, this project aims to address both challenges, helping young people have better prospects for the future.

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