SONIC is more than a great place to grab a Footlong Quarter Pound Coney and a Cherry Limeade. Our heritage is not only about great food and friendly service but also being part of the community. It’s not just the right thing to do…it’s good business.
For more than 15 years, SONIC’s community giving programs have been geared toward advancing education and educational opportunities for Oklahoma youth ages 4-22. To further extend our commitment to education, each fall SONIC conducts its largest annual fundraising effort supporting teacher’s projects across the nation — Limeades for Learning.
Limeades for Learning
This award winning program is a national cause effort conducted in partnership with DonorsChoose.org that benefits teachers and students in local communities. Since its origin in 2009, we have donated over $4.2 million to teacher’s projects and made a difference in thousands of students’ lives.
For more information about this innovative program, please visit LimeadesForLearning.com.
Support From Your Local Sonic Drive-In
Most SONIC drive-ins are franchisee owned and operated. This means that your local drive-in may be owned by your neighbor down the street.
Your local SONIC Drive-In operators don’t consider community involvement a sales gimmick or a public relations ploy. They see it as a way to be a good neighbor, and as a way to have a positive impact on their community. Their efforts may include awards to encourage young kids to read and incentives to keep older kids in school. They also might provide opportunities for fundraisers for school projects or other means of assistance for events in your community.
Please feel free to contact the manager of your local SONIC Drive-In to find out what programs he or she is supporting. While budget limitations make it impossible to support every worthy cause, your local SONIC is interested in learning about the work of your organization. Many local drive-ins have fundraising activities available. Please contact the manager of your local SONIC for information.
Your local SONIC Drive-In can be found using the SONIC Locator.
Support From SONIC Headquarters
SONIC believes in giving back to the communities that have helped make us successful. As a company that was founded in, and continues to be headquartered in, the great state of Oklahoma, giving from our corporate headquarters is concentrated on Oklahoma-based 501 (c)(3) non profit organizations. We recognize there are many worthy causes performing important work in our community. Unfortunately, we are unable to support every good cause and have elected to make the greatest impact by being very focused on efforts that support educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 4-22 within the state of Oklahoma.
Efforts We Are Unable To Support
While SONIC values all who are engaged in volunteerism and quality of life issues across the United States, we are unfortunately not able to fund all requests. From corporate headquarters SONIC does not consider cash donations to:
- Organizations outside the state of Oklahoma
- Private preschool, primary and secondary educational institutions
- Dinners, luncheons or other forms of indirect support
- Private foundations
- Sporting events, including golf tournaments
- Health-related organizations
- Political parties or candidates
- Sectarian, denominational or religious causes/organizations/events
- Special interest groups such as labor and veterans’ organizations
If your request falls into any of these categories please contact your local SONIC Drive-In.
SONIC Food Donations
Due to our focus on quality foods, SONIC does not make donations of food.
Apply For A Corporate Grant>
If you are within the state of Oklahoma, are a 501(c)(3), and provide educational opportunities for youth within the state of Oklahoma between the ages of 4-22, please start your application process by following the link below. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response.