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Check how the Pepsi Refresh grants have helped the four charities

Video: How did the $100,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project to the Bay Area Food Bank help the charity? Click here for an update on it and the other three finalists.

TODAY hosts highlight six charities

Video: Each of TODAY hosts’ favorite charities received a $50,000 grant. The leaders each share how the money will make a difference. Watch videos below to learn their stories.

More information about the six organizations
Finalists for $100,000 grant
Bay Area Food Bank

Video: This charity's mission is to provide hope and food in places now plagued by the Gulf oil spill. It received the $100,000 grant.

Project Surf Camp

Video: This California-based nonprofit gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to participate in beach activities. It received a $50,000 grant.

Gateway Greening

Video: For the past 26 years, this charity has been reinvigorating both the land and people of St. Louis, Missouri. It received a $50,000 grant.

Urban ArtWorks

Video: This Seattle-based charity gives at-risk youth a unique way to perform required community service. It received a $50,000 grant.

TODAY's favorite charities
They ‘aspire’ to make a difference

Video: TODAY’s Meredith Vieira takes a look at Aspire, a charity that helps kids with disabilities. It received a $50,000 grant.

A charity that hits the right note

Video: TODAY’s Ann Curry looks at Jazz Foundation of America, which ensures musicians good health care. It got a $50K grant.

Getting homeless ‘back on their feet’

Video: TODAY’s Natalie Morales looks at an organization that helps out in a special way. It received a $50,000 grant.

‘TreePeople’ want to save the planet

Video: TODAY’s Matt Lauer takes a look at TreePeople, an environmental nonprofit. It too received a $50,000 grant.

‘Clara White’ helps those in need

Video: TODAY’s Al Roker looks at Clara White Mission, which gives the needy a helping hand. It received a $50,000 grant.

‘Grooving’ to help young women

Video: TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb look at an org improving the lives of girls through dance and a grant.

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The Pepsi Refresh Project

Video: Pepsi is giving millions to fund your refreshing ideas. Each month, you submit ideas, you vote, and the ideas with the most votes receive $1.3 million in Pepsi Refresh Grants.
Pepsi Refresh Project Grant Awardee: Jonny Cohen

Video: Jonny received a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to develop his idea to make school buses more fuel-efficient.
Pepsi Refresh Project Grant Awardee: Sharif Morad

Video: Sharif received a $5,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to bike across the country, building affordable homes.
Pepsi Refresh Project Grant Awardee: The Sparkle Effect

Video: The Sparkles received a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to start cheer squads for girls with special needs.

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