KFC Foundation Grants Norwich City Schools A $10,000 Kentucky Fried Wish
Published: April 19th, 2024

NORWICH – The KFC Foundation is giving back to the Norwich City Schools system, which places a high standard of empowering, connecting, and inspiring students, granting them $10,000 to make a project on their wish list come true.

Kentucky Fried Wishes, one of the KFC Foundation’s community giving programs, invites nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant to fund a project on their wish list. This year, the KFC Foundation will fund $1 million in Kentucky Fried Wishes to 100 nonprofits nationwide, with 25 grants awarded quarterly based on different project categories.

“We are so grateful to the KFC Foundation for this generous Kentucky Fried Wishes grant, which will help our Gibson Elementary School to create an outdoor classroom space,” said Gibson Science Teacher Fran Nial.

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The outdoor classroom space will allow all students to have a space to do their learning outside. In connection with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, this area will have a very natural feel with log-style seating and an outdoor chalkboard.

“As the KFC Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we are thrilled to grant 100 Kentucky Fried Wishes totaling $1 million this year,” said KFC Foundation Executive Director Emma Horn. “We’re proud to support these nonprofits in furthering their missions and grateful for all they do to make a difference in their communities.”

Kentucky Fried Wishes are just one way the KFC Foundation supports, empowers, and serves joy to KFC restaurant employees and communities. The KFC Foundation also provides programs focused on education, financial, and hardship assistance for KFC restaurant employees, and a food donation program to fight hunger and food waste.

The KFC Foundation receives its financial support from Round Up fundraising and its annual donation program, a voluntary program where KFC franchisees donate to the KFC Foundation every time they order a case of Secret Recipe Fries.

The next grant cycle for Kentucky Fried Wishes will run from May 1 to 31, with a focus on improving health and wellbeing. Nonprofit organizations seeking funding for a project within that scope can learn more and apply for a grant at kfcfoundation.org/wishes.

Celebrating its 25th year of changing lives, the KFC Foundation, an independent 501c3 organization, has provided over $36 million to support, empower, and serve joy to more than 16,000 students, KFC restaurant employees, and nonprofits.

The KFC Foundation’s charitable programs focus on education accessibility, financial and hardship assistance, and community giving, all made possible by Round Up donations, purchases of KFC’s Secret Recipe Fries, and other contributions.

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For more information, visit kfcfoundation.org.

-Information provided by the KFC Foundation