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Colonel Sanders
was passionate
about changing lives for the better.
And so are we!

The KFC Foundation supports, empowers and serves joy to KFC restaurant employees and their communities through education accessibility, financial & crisis assistance, and community giving initiatives.

How can we support you?


  • GED

  • Scholarships

  • Tuition-Free College

  • Personal Development

Financial Assistance

  • Hardship Assistance

  • Savings Match

Community Giving

  • Non-Profit Grants

Learn about the power of fries.

Donate now or simply purchase a side of Secret Recipe Fries the next time you order a meal at KFC.

“I will never pass anybody up.”

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Our Recent Updates

May 9, 2024

KFC Foundation Awarding $2.5 Million In Scholarships

The KFC Foundation is awarding $2.5 million in scholarships, funding educational dreams for over 450 KFC restaurant employees.
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May 1, 2024

Empowering Communities: The KFC Foundation Funds $250,000 in Education & Training Projects

The KFC Foundation is awarding $250,000 in grants to 25 community-based non-profit organization projects focused on education and training.
January 10, 2024

Seiharra Burch Named KFC Foundation’s 2023 GED Graduate of the Year

The KFC Foundation is celebrating a groundbreaking achievement as it honors the first graduate from its tuition-free college program.

Together, we are the Secret Recipe for Good.

I never dreamed it would be like actually graduating high school with all the perks. Nothing was left out! This program is the true definition of caring not just for employees, but loving people and reaching out a helping hand where it seems that others won’t.

AmandaGED Achievement Graduate

Thank you so much for this scholarship. It means the world to me. Without it, I probably wouldn't be able to go to school. Being able to go to college has helped me discover who I am and what my place in the world is, and I am excited to see what happens in the future.

ConnorScholarship Recipient

I always keep my head held high and never let someone tell me I can’t reach my goal. This [award] is important to me because it can create opportunities for me and help me reach my goal.

KennethScholarship Recipient

This program is the true definition of caring for not just employees but people and reaching out a helping hand where it seems that others won’t. I want my children to see that just because something doesn’t happen when it should, doesn’t mean it cannot happen at all.

AmandaGED Achievement Graduate

It is not easy for first generation students like myself to be able to work and go to school at the same time, but this grant has made it possible for students around the country to be able to do just that.

YeseniaScholarship Recipient

I finally stopped the tears, but I can’t stop smiling and everyone is loving it. Telling my son we will have a home soon meant the world to me.

StephanieHardship Assistance Recipient

The KFC Foundation helped me fulfill my dream of becoming a graduate, and now that I've achieved this goal, college is the next step. You're never too young, or too old, to reach for what you want in life.

JamieGED Achievement Graduate

I am aware of the importance and privilege of how my education can make a difference in many people’s lives and changing the narratives for future generations.

ChristopherScholarship Recipient

I applied to the hardship assistance program asking for some help with my brother's funeral, and they sent a check to help my family and me out with the funeral cost. We want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

DianaKFC Shift Manager

Having this program available to me and my coworkers is a dream come true as it gives students financial assistance and allows for the opportunity to pursue our passions without feeling impossible."

AlyssaScholarship Recipient

I've never had a job help me do this and because of KFC, I'm able to make this goal happen.

YvonneGED Achievement Graduate

I'm so thankful that KFC is giving me the opportunity to pursue my passion and become a nurse practitioner. I like the feeling I get when I help someone, especially children. I want to be the reason a child gets to do what they always wanted to do. You never know, I could be helping a kid who ends up curing cancer!"

AnayiaScholarship Recipient

After a fire destroyed my apartment and belongings, the KFC Foundation provided financial assistance to help me replenish my furniture, bedding, and clothes so that I could get back on my feet.

StephenHardship Assistance Recipient