Foundation History
Est. 2006

The McDonald Family Foundation was started in 2006. The mission of the McDonald Family Foundation, Inc. is to enable members of the McDonald Family to contribute to the greater good, both financially and otherwise according to the lessons taught in 2nd Corinthians Chapter 9, to an extent that perhaps otherwise would not have been possible to enhance the quality of life through religion, education and culture. The McDonald Family Foundation, Inc. seeks to recognize and support organizations and programs that serve others through generosity, compassion, good citizenship and philanthropy. The role of the McDonald Family Foundation, Inc. is to focus attention on such important charitable, religious and educational activities and provide financial support to accomplish these goals. This may be accomplished by encouraging established non-profit organizations to continue existing programs or develop new programs that promote these charitable, religious and educational goals.

Currently, one of the major programs of the foundation is their "Fallen Heroes Grant". This is a grant of two thousand dollars per school year (up to four years) to the dependents of Georgia's fallen heroes from Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Through our "Fallen Heroes Grant", we attempt to show our respect for, honor, and, in some small way, express our gratitude for the sacrifice some Georgia families have made for us and the rest of the American people. This is intended simply as a way for our family to thank the families of Georgia's fallen heroes. If the soldier's children are going to pursue further education at one of the postsecondary schools that are eligible for state-funded student financial aid, including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program (see Georgia Hope Scholarship web page - Georgia website), or they are planning to attend a similar, out of state school, we will still support them once we have information about the school and the programs offered.

If you are the child of a Georgia soldier lost in the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, and would like to know more information about the grant, e-mail the foundation at the address shown below.

. . . . . paul@mcdonaldfoundation.org