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KFC Foundation’s Call for Kentucky Fried Wishes Grant Proposals

KFC Foundation is calling for submissions for their community-based initiative, Kentucky Fried Wishes.

They aim to support 50 deserving organizations with a grant worth $10,000 to help realize a project they’ve envisioned. This funding is meant for viable, practical initiatives which can be realized with the provided amount and can promptly contribute to community development.

Potential candidates for the grant can be 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, government bodies, or any other IRS-certified charitable institutions that have been operational for at least two years.

Through the KFC Foundation’s community giving program, Kentucky Fried Wishes, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations can apply for a grant to fund a project on their wish list. The application will open in early June and the deadline is June 30, 2023. Fifty non-profits will be selected to win a $10,000 grant.

A Kentucky Fried Wish grant might be used to fund equipment or contract labor if:

  •  Professional services are needed to complete a project (e.g., hiring a landscaper to plan a community garden)
  • Equipment purchases to complete the project are acceptable (e.g., a field paint and striping machine)

What are the expectations of grant recipients?

All grant recipients will be expected to agree to and be responsible for:

  • Signing a contract agreeing to grant requirements and completing a W-9 tax form
  •  Following through with the project as it was proposed, including spending funds as requested in the application
  • Submitting photos/videos, a report of project expenses and receipts, and any unspent funds to the KFC Foundation within twelve months of the grant notification date (we prefer that the project use all the funds but if that does not seem likely, please contact KFC Foundation staff to discuss the situation)
  • Completing a grant report at both six months and twelve months after the project has been awarded
  • Recognizing the KFC Foundation in the project and allowing it to be publicized and shared by the KFC Foundation

The KFC Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that has provided over $28 million to support and empower more than 9,600 KFC restaurant employees, students and community non-profits across the U.S. The KFC Foundation’s charitable programs include GED achievement, college scholarships, tuition coverage, community giving, savings matching and financial hardship assistance, all made possible by at register Round-Up donations, purchases of KFC’s Secret Recipe Fries and other donations. 

For detailed guidelines and directions on how to apply, Click here

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