McDonald's offering educational grants to Metro Atlanta and surrounding area teachers

The Atlanta-exclusive Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Golden Grant program is funded by local McDonald’s owner/operators to help K-12 students reach their full potential.

CONYERS — Educators and individuals who represent programs and organizations that fuel the imagination, education and growth of students can apply for a Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Golden Grant.

This Atlanta-exclusive grant program is funded by local McDonald’s owner/operators to help K-12 students reach their full potential.

Twelve Golden Grants will be awarded in the following quantities and amounts based on creativity, innovation, need and hands-on application of projects:

♦ One grant in the amount of $20,000;

♦ One grant in the amount of $10,000; and

♦ Ten grants 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 and activities and more.

Activities and programs must be executed by Dec. 31, 2020 in one of the 30 Greater Atlanta counties (Newton, Rockdale, Morgan, Walton, Henry) listed on

“Golden Grants was created to be a resource for teachers and other individuals who are working hard to positively impact the lives and minds of our students,” said Dave Hamilton, a local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “We’re excited to fund this program as we recognize the importance of education and contributing to communities throughout Greater Atlanta.”

Eligible Atlantans are invited to enter once at and can visit for the official rules.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 25 and grant recipients will be announced in January of 2020.

Golden Grants is one of many ways local McDonald’s owner/operators are contributing to the greater Atlanta community. Last year, with support from their customers, the Atlanta operators contributed more than $1 million to the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities to support the city’s two Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and Ronald McDonald Family Room.

For more information about Golden Grants, visit

The Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association includes more than 50 owner/operators and operations managers, representing 271 restaurants in the 45 county greater Atlanta area.