Employee Giving

Supporting Our Local Communities


Our employees are as diverse as our businesses and have their own causes and projects that matter to them.

In line with the transformation of our company, we have refreshed the Yum! Brands Foundation’s strategy to support what matters to employees. All Yum! Brands corporate employees in the U.S. can now help their favorite causes through:

  • Matching Gifts: Yum! matches employee gifts, dollar-for-dollar, to approved nonprofit organizations up to $1,000.
  • Paid-time-off: Employees may take up to two days of paid-time-off (PTO) to volunteer for the cause of their choosing. This does not include group volunteer activities organized by Yum! Brands, which do not require PTO.
  • Support for Board Participation: Employees who give their time, talent and money to serve on nonprofit boards can have their financial contributions matched depending on a number of criteria.

The Yum! Foundation


in employee gifts matched

Nearly $300,000

provided for Hurricane relief in 2017

The Yum! Foundation also prioritizes support for the community surrounding our global headquarters in Louisville, Ky. Yum! has allocated $600,000 in grant donations for each of three community partners: Dare to Care, Metro United Way™ and Fund for the Arts.

An important giving priority — which by its nature must be flexible and scalable — is expanding our capacity to support communities affected by natural disasters. In the spirit of giving back, Yum! Brands, our employees, franchisees and external partners have a tradition of assisting with national and global disaster relief efforts, providing hot meals, financial assistance, in-kind donations and time as needed. As disasters increase in frequency and severity worldwide, we are working with our brands to develop an improved response framework to allow for quick mobilization when tragedy strikes.


The KFC Family Fund is a source of support for employees at participating KFC U.S. restaurants who have been directly impacted by a natural disaster, serious illness or other hardship. While money can’t eliminate the sorrow, it can hopefully lessen some of the added stress that often accompanies a crisis. For example, when torrential rains led to major flooding in West Virginia in 2016, KFC team member Donald Blake received funding to help repair his home. Since the KFC Family Fund’s launch in 2015, more than 350 KFC employees and their families have received more than $272,000 in temporary financial relief.