McDonald’s to award $100K in grants to Florida educators: Here’s how to apply

ORLANDO, Fla. — McDonald’s will award $100,000 in grants to educators in Florida.

The Florida Golden Grant will award the money to various teachers and organizations to impact the lives of thousands of students.


This year, officials said 27 Golden Grants will be awarded based on creativity, innovation, need and hands-on application of projects.

The awards include:

  • Three $10,000 grants.
  • Seven $5,000 grants.
  • Twelve $2,500 grants.
  • Five $1,000 grants.

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“The hard work of teachers and community leaders on behalf of our students is immensely appreciated. The Golden Grants program is a great opportunity to support educators that impact our next generation of leaders,” said Ania Nitzsche, president of the Central Florida Business Unit. “Our youth are vital to the pulse of our communities and we recognize the importance of supporting education in our neighborhoods.”

Golden Grants are available in the following Central Florida counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Volusia; the cities of Bushnell and Wildwood in Sumter County.

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The deadline to enter is Dec. 10 and grant recipients will be announced in February.

Click here to learn more.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.