Matching Grants

GK matches funds raised by a restaurant on behalf of one of their teammates.


Matching Grants provide an opportunity for the Giving Kitchen to work directly with an applicants’ coworkers or other members of the restaurant industry to collect/raise money to help that restaurant worker. GK matches all funds raised on behalf of an applicant up to $2,500. While a Matching Grant requires less verification than a Direct Grant, guidelines also exist for this program including a narrative explanation of the request and a completed application. Matching Grants may be used to fund expenses that fall outside of the qualifications established for a Crisis Grant (i.e., non-essential living expenses, transportation needs, etc.).

If you are interested in applying for a Matching Grant, please email our programs team at or call 404-254-1227.