Inspiring Florida and South Georgia students, one grant at a time!

Get awarded for up to $10,000 for programs and activities that help area students.

McDonald’s restaurants throughout Florida and South Georgia are fueling the imagination, education and growth of area students with Golden Grants, a local program that supports individuals, educators, programs and organizations serving students grades K-12.

Grants will be awarded in the following amounts based on creativity and hands-on application of projects:

  • Three grants awarded in the amount of $10,000
  • Seven grants awarded in the amount of $5,000
  • Twelve grants awarded in the amount of $2,500
  • Five grants awarded in the amount of $1,000
  • Total: $100,000

Qualifying activities include the following, as long as need is demonstrated:

  • Arts activities
  • Education initiatives
  • COVID-19 relief-related efforts
  • Mentorship and empowerment programs
  • After-school programs
  • Community service
  • Sports activities
  • Technology

Click here for eligibility requirements.

Applications Open: Monday, October 18, 2021
One application per program/initiative/organization will be accepted.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021

Winner Announcement: February 2022

Click here for the list of 2021 winners.


We want to thank you for the hard work, dedication to teach our next generation of leaders, and your participation in our 2021 Golden Grants.

Here is the timeline for our next steps:

● January: Judges will review all entries
● February: We will email all the winners
● February: Winners ceremony

Click here for the list of 2021 winners.

Main Page – with form

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    All applicants will be notified via email in February of 2022. If selected, the applicant might be asked to submit additional information. Failing to provide additional information could result in program disqualification. Please only submit once.

    Contact: for more information.

    Thank you for applying to the 2021 Golden Grants program!
    All applicants will be notified via email in February of 2022.