Bo turned 45 in 2022 – and on our birthday, we announced our pledge to launch the Bojangles Foundation Fund and donate $1,000 grants to nonprofit organizations aligned with our main charitable pillar of promoting literacy.
After receiving a myriad of applications, we announced our official winner’s list in December, awarding 44 grants to nonprofits across the country (from Newport Beach, Calif. all the way up to Washington, D.C.!)
Grant winners include:
CHARLOTTE, NC: A Better World, Baby Bundles, BreatheInk, Books with Color, Catawba County Partnership for Children, Charlotte Meck Library Foundation, Classroom Central, Common Wealth Charlotte, Digi-Bridge, Early Learning Partnership of York County, Generation Nation, Invest Collegiate: Transform, La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool, Learning Help Centers of CLT, McClintock Partners in Education, NC Scottish Rite Masonic Fund, ourBridge, Park Road Baptist Church, Philips Academy of NC, Promising Pages, Safe Passage, Inc, TheUrban Graduates, Wing Haven Foundation, WTVI PBS Charlotte
MYRTLE BEACH, SC: Associated Charities, United Way of Horry County
WILMINGTON, NC: Carteret Partnership for Children
NEW BERN, NC: Craven Literacy Council, Friends of Havelock Library, Vanceboro - Craven County Public Library
HOOVER, AL: Church Lady Ministries
ROANOAKE, VA: GS of VA Skyline
GREENVILLE, NC: Kiddie World
GREENSBORO/HIGH POINT/WINSTON-SALEM, NC: Landmark Preschool, Reading Connections
MEMPHIS, TN: Last Door Inc
NEWPORT BEACH, CA: Lights for Literacy
AUSTIN, TX: Literacy Highland Lakes
KNOXVILLE, TN: Monroe County Friends of Animals
COLUMBIA, SC: Original Six Foundation
RALEIGH, NC: Parktown Food Hub
WASHINGTON, DC: Spotswood Elementary School PTO
ASHEVILLE, NC: West Marion Elementary School
From book buddy programs, book giveaways, tutoring and more, all of these valuable organizations play a crucial role in educating their communities and promoting a love of learning.
Giving back is at the core of our mission, and these nonprofits align perfectly with the values we promote in our communities. We cannot wait to continue to see the impact these groups will have as a result of our donations!
The Bojangles Foundation Fund is a component of Foundation For The Carolinas, which manages competitive grant programs that invest in communities throughout the region. Interested nonprofits can visit www.bojangles.com/foundation for more information.