McDonald’s Golden Grants Program to Award $40K to Greater Atlanta Schools

Oct. 4, 2022 — Beginning today, applications are open for the 2022 Golden Grants program. To apply, educators can visit now through November 7.

McDonald’s Franchise Owner / Operators across the Greater Atlanta area will be selecting deserving educators and individuals who represent programs and organizations that fuel the imagination, education and growth of students, as recipients of a Golden Grant. $40,000 will be allocated to various teachers and organizations to positively impact the lives of thousands of students.

Schools and educators make such an incredible impact on our community's future leaders every day," said Jeffrey Heidrick, a local McDonald's Owner/Operator. "We recognize the importance of education and contributing to communities throughout Greater Atlanta. It is truly an honor and a privilege to see how each school will use the funds to change the lives of their students."

This year, 12 Golden Grants will be awarded based on creativity, innovation, need and hands-on application of projects across Greater Atlanta. The grants available to win are as follows.

  • One (1) grant awarded in the amount of $20,000
  • One (1) grant awarded in the amount of $10,000
  • Ten (10) grants awarded in the amount of $1,000

Activities that qualify for a Golden Grant include arts and crafts programs, education initiatives, mentorship and empowerment programs, after-school programs, community service outreach, sporting programs, technology and COVID-19 relief efforts.

Winners will be recognized during presentations at the beginning of December by local McDonald’s owners and operators.

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