The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps employees at participating KFC U.S. restaurants pursue their dreams of going to college. Employees of any age, any position, pursuing any degree can receive money to help them attend the accredited four-year or two-year college of their choice. The money can also be used at trade/vocational schools and for graduate study.

KFC Restaurant General Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Supervisors and Team Members may apply for college tuition assistance funds. Managers who are selected will receive $3,000 for the academic year; previous REACH Grant recipients receive $2,500 and first-time winners receive $2,000. Employee-students can reapply for the money each year.


  • I’m a Restaurant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Shift Supervisors or Team Member at a participating KFC U.S. Restaurant
  • I’m currently enrolled in college or I plan to enroll in the next year
  • I have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale

For KFC restaurant employees who didn’t graduate from high school, Rise with GEDWorks™ is a pathway to achieving their dreams. Offered in both English and Spanish, this free program, in partnership with GED Testing Service, provides unlimited access to GED® preparation and testing.

Rise includes a personal GED Advisor™ who is with the employee-student every step of the way! The program is open to all restaurant employees-- Restaurant General Managers, Assistant Managers and hourly Team Members-- at participating restaurants.


  • A FREE all-inclusive program from start to finish! Unlimited access to prep and testing
  • Your personal GED Advisor™ with you every step of the way
  • Exclusive Facebook group where you can get the support of others participating in the program


  • I’m not enrolled in high school
  • I’m at least 16 years old
  • I have not graduated from high school or received a GED® credential or equivalent
  • I’m a Restaurant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Shift Supervisor or hourly Team Member at a participating KFC U.S. Restaurant*

*Your restaurant must currently be participating in the Cole Slaw Donation Program. All KFC Equity restaurants participate. If you work at a franchise/licensed restaurant, please see your RGM for more information.


  • Get started now by creating an account.
  • We’ll verify your employment status via Learning Zone and/or with your RGM or franchisee.
  • Once verified, you'll take a practice test.
  • Then, your GED Advisor™ will contact you by phone to go over the program and create a plan just for you.
  • Simply start your study plan.
  • Your GED Advisor™ will continue to guide you through the program until you get your GED® credential.

The KFC Family Fund is available to employees at participating KFC U.S. restaurants who have been directly impacted by a severe hardship, crisis or catastrophic incident that was beyond their control. While money can’t eliminate the sorrow, it can hopefully eliminate some of the added stress that often accompanies it.

KFC Family Fund resources are designated for crisis situations, including fire, natural disasters, funeral costs, serious illness, personal injury (away from work), theft or loss of essential personal property, military deployment and other financial hardships. The purpose of the program is to provide temporary, limited financial relief.

All current employees at participating KFC restaurants are eligible for assistance from the KFC Family Fund, provided that they complete an application demonstrating how they have been impacted by a qualifying event, substantiate their expenses and prove their lack of financial resources.

An application must be made within ninety (90) days of the hardship to be considered. Only one application may be submitted for a qualifying event. You can only receive financial assistance from the KFC Family Fund once every 12 months. If you are in crisis or are experiencing a hardship, apply via the link below. Be advised, your eligibility will be verified.

The KFC Foundation's MyChange with SaverLife program is an online portal that empowers employees at participating KFC restaurants to grow their financial know-how, build a habit of saving money and boost their savings accounts!

  • Earn points by engaging with different web content, logging your budget, saving money and simply signing onto the site once a week.
  • Redeem your points to get digital Scratch & Save tickets for a chance to win $5 each time!
  • Browse the dozens of articles written by certified financial experts that cover real-life topics such as “What can I cut out to save more money?” and “6 steps for when your credit is denied.”
  • Read stories of SaverLife members from across the country and engage with them through the community forum.

$1 for $1 Savings Match Challenges
Twice a year, the KFC Foundation will host savings match challenges for MyChange with SaverLife members, where you could earn up to $260 in FREE money. Once accepted into the challenge, just grow your savings account balance each month by at least $10, and the KFC Foundation will match your savings $1 for $1, up to $40 per month*. Plus, you’ll get a $20 bonus just for signing up for the challenge! In just six months, you could build a $500 emergency fund (or boost your current emergency fund by $500!).

To be eligible to apply for the KFC Foundation’s Savings Match Challenges, you must:

  • Create a MyChange with SaverLife profile
  • Link your personal savings account to your SaverLife profile
  • Be employed at a KFC restaurant that participates in the Cole Slaw Donation Program at the time of the challenge

The application for the first national KFC Foundation savings match challenge will open on June 1. Make sure you've signed up for MyChange with SaverLife and linked your savings account by May 31 to be eligible!

Kentucky Fried Wishes is back with a new spin in 2021! Every restaurant participating in the Cole Slaw Donation Program will be able to nominate a non-profit organization in their community to receive a grant that would make their wish come true. Perhaps it’s the local Boys & Girls Club who needs help building a library for the kids they serve. Or maybe it’s a donation to Meals on Wheels to help them with food expenses—and then your team could help deliver the meals to home-bound seniors. The idea is for it to be a cause that your entire restaurant team can get behind, champion and feel pride in supporting.

Nominations will open late summer. Stay tuned for more on this exciting, new opportunity for restaurant teams to give back to the community organizations they care most about!

*To be eligible, the employee must work at a KFC U.S. restaurant participating in the current year’s Cole Slaw Donation Program

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