Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation – Yum! Brands A World with More Yum! Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:42:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 KFC REACH Educational Grants Create Lasting Impact for Team Members Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:34:38 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Friday, July 24, 2015

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation‘s REACH Educational Grant Program continues to make a lasting impact for hundreds of KFC® Team Members each year. Check out the infographic below to learn more about the 2015 class of grant recipients, as well as profiles of just a few of this year’s winners.

For more information on KFC’s REACH Educational Grant program, visit



2015 REACH Grant recipient
Marquelius Greene

“KFC is a great establishment that genuinely cares for their employees and customers.”

Restaurant C002135
Franchisee: James M. Treadwell

2015 REACH Rising Stars recipient
Rachel Zimprich

“With the help of my first grant [in 2014] from the KFC Foundation, it made me feel that I was important to someone and that they believed in me. I feel so lucky that I work for KFC because of this amazing program.”

Restaurant K545005
Franchisee: David Kerr

2015 REACH Rising Stars recipient
Yen Hoang
– Three time winner!

“I am thankful to KFC for hiring me and I am also grateful for the opportunity to have scholarships like this that encourage education and work.”

Restaurant E720157
Franchisee: Harmans Management Corp.

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Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation Helps KFC® Team Members Reach for Their Dreams Thu, 28 May 2015 19:38:36 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2015 REACH Educational Grant. Through the program, 683 KFC team members and shift supervisors at KFC restaurants across the country will receive over $1.4 million in college tuition assistance for the 2015-16 academic year.

The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps hourly restaurant team members pursue their educational dreams at four-year and two-year colleges, including trade/vocational and graduate schools. The program is inspired by Colonel Harland Sanders and his belief in helping people who are trying to better themselves through education.

“KFC is truly a place to grow and be your best self,” said Krista Snider, managing director of the Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to be able to provide assistance to such an inspiring, hard-working group of students and restaurant employees.” The winners are selected via a competitive application process and can re-apply each year.

The Foundation has awarded nearly $14 million in scholarships and educational grants to over 2,500 deserving students since 2006 – 2,100 of those recipients have been hourly KFC restaurant team members. The Foundation is an independent non-profit organization primarily supported by KFC franchisees and the KFC Corporation.

To learn more about the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation and the REACH Educational Grants please visit,

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