At the Popeyes Foundation, we believe it's important to give back to our communities.
That's why, we direct funds raised in restaurants back locally.

Our Food Love Grants Program

Our Food Love Grants program focuses on nonprofits that serve food to those who need it and provide communities access to food and food-related resources during a natural or health-related crisis.

Our Food Love Grants support comes to life throughout Popeyes neighborhoods with onsite feeding programs, mobile or delivery food programs, food enrichment programs, and crisis-related food support.

In 2023, support will be directed to IRS approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations who are invited to apply by the Popeyes Foundation. As our program grows, we look forward to partnering with additional eligible nonprofits.

PROGRAM Guidelines

Through the Popeyes Foundation’s Served with Love platform, Food Love Grants will be directed back to participating communities per the below funding guidelines and program parameters.  ​

Funding Guidelines:

The Popeyes Foundation’s Food Love Grants are a local DMA-based program that directs funds raised in-restaurants back to local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that provide food to those in need. This program ensures the money raised within that community is used to support those in need in that area.

The Food Love Grants program supports IRS approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that:​

1. Serve food to those who need it – exclusively focusing on food insecure, those with limited access, underserved, low-income, and opportunity communities that are inclusive of ethnicity and age.

​2. Provide individuals, families, and communities access to food and food-related resources during a natural or health-related crisis. ​Funding examples could include, but not limited to:  ​

​•Local food banks and food pantries​

•After school and summertime youth meal support ​

•Neighborhood co-op food programs that teach individuals and families how to grow food and/or grocery shop economically to cook wholesome meals  ​

•Warm, delivery meal programs for the elderly​

•Providing frontline workers disaster-related food support​

As part of the funding guidelines of “serving food to those who need it,” the Popeyes Foundation defines “need” or “needs-based” based on the approved nonprofit’s ability to serve individuals, families, and communities in underserved or opportunity zip codes. ​ The “need” is inclusive of ethnicity and age. Impacted individuals served will range from opportunity youth, families, single parents, active military, veterans, elderly, sick, and /or communities that are experiencing a disaster or health-related crisis. ​

The Popeyes Foundation does not fund IRS approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that:​

​1. Fall outside of the above criteria,​

2. Have a specific religious or political affiliation,

3. Discriminate or withhold services based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or military status.​

Frequently asked questions

What is the Food Love Grants program?
What is the grant range for a Food Love Grant?​

In 2023, our grants will range from $1,000 to $40,000.

Why does the Popeyes Foundation follow an invitation-only application process?  

We seek nonprofits that are aligned with our mission and the spirit of what Food Love is about. Additionally, we consider funds available and opportunity for long-term partnership. While we would like to open the program up for proposals, we currently do not have the resources to review a high volume of proposals.

What is the 2023 grant cycle for the Food Love Grants program?

Approved nonprofits are able to use grant funds to support their efforts from August through December 2023.

What is the deadline to submit applications and when will winners be announced?

Please reference the application deadline in your invitation email. All 2023 Food Love Grantees will be notified by July 31, 2023.  

If I am experiencing technical questions with my application, who should I contact?

Please reference the online resource center at:  

If I am an invited non-profit and have additional questions about the application process, who can I contact?  

Feel free to email

Our Mission

Strengthening communities with food and support during times of need.

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Our approach

At our Foundation, we’re delivering love to our people and our communities. A love that stretches beyond our Cajun favorites.

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our journey

Our 501(c)3 was established in 2018. Check out our efforts since then.

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