McDonald’s Golden Grants applications are open to Lowndes, other GA counties

ATLANTA – Applications are now open for Lowndes and other Georgia counties for the 2024 McDonald’s Golden Grants program.


Applications are now open for the 2024 McDonald’s Golden Grants program. To apply, eligible entities can visit McDonald’s Golden Grants through October 13.

McDonald’s owners/operators in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida will select deserving educators, nonprofits and the like, representing programs that foster student imagination, education and growth, as recipients of a McDonald’s Golden Grant. The program is entering its fourth year and has awarded $300,000 in its first three years.

Eleven grants were awarded throughout South Georgia and North Florida in 2023. Among these recipients was the Boys & Girl Club of Tabula Rasa. The organization used their $1,000 grant for their Youth of the Month program.

“We are grateful to have received the McDonald’s Golden Grant, which we used to support the Youth of the Month program at the Boys & Girls Club of Tabula Rasa,” said CEO, Dr. Kevin Kidd. “These funds have allowed us to provide students at our Blountstown Elementary Boys & Girls Club with exciting incentives and rewards. These rewards are given based on their participation and improvement in performance, motivating and encouraging our young people to be the best they can be.”

This year, grants will be awarded in amounts of $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000, based on creativity and practical application of projects. See below for applicable provinces.*

Qualifying activities include arts programs, educational initiatives, mentorship and empowerment programs, after-school programs, community service, sports activities and technology.

The Golden Grant recipients will be announced on October 13.

*In Florida: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brooks, Charlton, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hardee, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Madison, Manatee, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union.

In Georgia: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Coweta, Crawford, Helder, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Grady, Hancock, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Jones, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, Macon, Mcintosh, Miller, Mitchell , Monroe. Montgomery, Peach, Pierce, Pulaski, Randolph, Russell, Screven, Seminole, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Turner, Twiggs, Ware, Washington, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson and Worth.

In South Carolina: Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper.

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