The KFC Foundation Awards $500K To 50 Nonprofits

"It's extra meaningful to celebrate these non-profits during the Colonel's birthday month," says Emma Horn, executive director of the KFC Foundation, which this year awarded a record $500,000 in Kentucky Fried Wishes grants to 50 deserving non-profit organizations across the US.

The grants, awarded through the KFC Foundation's community-based grant program, encourage eligible KFC restaurant employees to positively impact their local communities by nominating a non-profit organization to receive $10,000 to support a community development project, per a press release.

The Family and Children's Association in Long Island, NY, received a grant to fund an outdoor healing garden, which will improve the mental and physical well-being of residents.

Community Bike Works in Allentown, Pa., will use the grant to purchase bicycle helmets and tools for bicycle mechanic training for students in its Earn a Bike program, which teaches life skills by helping students turn broken bikes into functional ones.

Live Like Madison in Laurinburg, NC, will use the grant to fund toy chests for children's hospitals in the area. Read the Entire Article


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Harrison And Ritter Families Donate $60,000 To United Way
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation

The Bill and Vikki Harrison Family Fund and the Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Fund at the Arkansas Community Foundation have each committed $10,000 per year for three years to the United Way of...more

Anonymous Donor Gives $1 Million to Foundation for ThriveOn King Development
Foundation: Greater Milwaukee Foundation

An anonymous donor has given $1 million to help transform a former department store in Milwaukee into a "vibrant community hub," per a press release from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The...more

CFOV Has Enhanced The Region For Decades

The Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley celebrated its 50th anniversary this week with an open house at its headquarters in Steubenville, where it gave out more than $445,000 in scholarships in...more

A Greater Quality Of Life To The Peacocks Of Munsinger Clemens Gardens
Foundation: Central Minnesota Community Foundation

Minnesota's Munsinger Clemens Gardens is home to dozens of peacocks, and they're in need of some TLC. The St. Cloud Times reports the birds live in an "inadequate" and "depressing" enclosure with...more

Foundation Invests $2.7M In Nonprofit Grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Elkhart County

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County has awarded $2,707,390 in grants to dozens of nonprofits in the county that's home to Elkhart, Indiana. The grants were awarded in the categories of...more

Community Foundation Grants Charlestown $150K For Playground Update
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

"This was a very emotional moment for me," Andrea Frazier tells WDRB. Frazier's 12-year-old daughter, Morgan, has a disability, and the city of Charlestown, Ind., is getting a new playground to...more

FRAC Receives $20 Million Grant From U.S. Department Of Agriculture To Help Increase WIC Outreach

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, provides food to more than 6 million women and young children, including nearly half of all infants born in the...more

Creative Play Leaders Celebrating Ten Year Anniversary of Caine's Arcade

In 2012, 9-year-old Caine Monroy was the star of a viral video that captured the world's attention. Now, 10 years later, he'll be the star of another viral video. The BBC reports filmmaker Nirvan...more

Rangers' foundation awards five $100,000 grants to local non-profits and aid organizations

The Texas Rangers' charitable foundation has given $100,000 to five Texas non-profits, the largest single grant it has ever awarded in its 30-year history, the Dallas Morning News reports. The...more

Boys & Girls Clubs Receive Substantial Grants
Foundation: Inland Empire Community Foundation

"Our youth deserve the gift of music and all the benefits it bestows," says the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the San Gorgonio Pass in California. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Panda...more



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