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 for eligibility requirements.

Applications Open: Monday, August 8, 2022
One application per program/initiative/organization will be accepted.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2022

Winner Announcement: October 2022

Click 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.

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    Notification of Applicants
    All applicants will be notified via email in October 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.


    We want to thank you for your hard work and dedication to teach our next generation of leaders, and for submitting your program for our 2022 Golden Grants. We wish you the best of luck!

    Our judges will be reviewing all applications and selecting winners in September.

    Educators who have been selected as a Golden Grants recipient will be notified at the beginning of October, with additional details on ceremonies to celebrate the winners!

    Please click here to see the 2022 Golden Grants recipients.