The KFC Foundation has granted Knox County-based non-profit Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center, which has been assisting survivors of domestic violence since 1990, a $10,000 Kentucky Fried Wishes grant to make a project on their wish list come true. The organization was nominated by the KFC team at 1017 N. Henderson Street, Galesburg, IL. “We are so grateful to the KFC Foundation for this generous Kentucky Fried Wishes grant, which will help our organization in so many ways,” said a domestic violence advocate representing Safe Harbor. Kentucky Fried Wishes is a community-based grant program funded by the KFC Foundation that empowers eligible* team members at KFC restaurants to make a tangible impact on their local communities by nominating non-profit organizations doing meaningful work. This year the KFC Foundation has granted half a million dollars in Kentucky Fried Wishes to 50 deserving non-profit organizations across the country. “The vision of the Kentucky Fried Wishes program is to empower KFC restaurant employees to give back to the communities they serve and build lasting relationships with organizations they are passionate about,” said Emma Horn, Executive Director, KFC Foundation. “We’re proud to grant half a million dollars in wishes to 50 non-profits across the country this year.” Restaurant General Manager, Karen Decker, and her team nominated Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center for the work they do to protect women and children faced with domestic violence. Michelle Hunt, coowner of Central Iowa KFC, Inc. said, “We are incredibly proud of our team for nominating such a deserving non-profit and overwhelmed that we were able to help share the news with members of the Safe Harbor staff who we invited to lunch and surprised with the news.” The Kentucky Fried Wishes program is one of the five charitable programs that the KFC Foundation offers eligible team members at KFC restaurants across the United States: • REACH Educational Grant Program – Helps KFC restaurant team members pursue their educational dreams at four-year and two-year colleges, including trade/vocational and graduate schools, by providing college tuition assistance. • Rise with GEDWorks – Offered in both English and Spanish, and in partnership with GED Testing Service, this free program provides KFC restaurant team members with unlimited access to GED preparation and testing. • KFC Family Fund – Provides emergency financial assistance to KFC restaurant team members who have been directly impacted by an unexpected hardship, crisis or catastrophic incident that was beyond their control. • MyChange – A financial wellness program that empowers KFC restaurant team members to grow their financial know-how, build a habit of saving money and boost their savings accounts through a $1 for $1 six-month Savings Match Challenge. Operating independently from KFC Corporation and led by a board including KFC franchisees, the KFC Foundation receives its financial support from round-up fundraising and its annual donation program, a voluntary program where KFC franchisees elect to contribute a portion of their restaurant sales of Secret Recipe Fries to engage in and support the Foundation’s initiatives. *To be eligible for Kentucky Fried Wishes and any of the KFC Foundation’s charitable assistance programs, team members must work at a KFC restaurant in the U.S. that is participating in the KFC Foundation’s 2022 Annual Donation Program. About the KFC Foundation The KFC Foundation, an independent 501c3 organization, has provided over $25 million to more than 9,000 KFC U.S. restaurant employees and students through education, hardship assistance and personal finance programs, and more. The KFC Foundation’s charitable programs are made possible through the generosity of KFC’s many franchisees, KFC Corporation, vendors, and other individual donors. About Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center The mission of Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center is to support and respond to the needs of survivors of domestic violence and their dependents in the effort to avoid further abuse. Some of the services provided include a 24-hour telephone crisis line, safe temporary emergency shelter, advocacy for domestic violence survivors, raising community awareness and understanding of domestic violence, and promoting cooperation with other community agencies and organizations which provide services to persons in crisis.