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Shining Star Foundation Grant Application


The Shining Star Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by CKE Restaurant employees to help coworkers in their time of need. We Take Care Of Our Own!

Any CKE, Phase Three Brands, or StarCorp employee in the United States with at least six
(6) months of consecutive service who has experienced an emergency or unforeseen hardship can apply for financial assistance up to $2,000 through the foundation once per year.

Each application undergoes a review by the Shining Star Board to ensure a qualifying emergency or hardship exists; examples include: 


  • Natural disasters such as flood, fire, tornado, earthquake, hurricane, etc. that creates a need for assistance beyond employee's capabilities. 

  • Damage to home or living environment, fires, or other unusual unforeseen expenses not covered by insurance.

  • Serious illnesses or injuries to the employee, loss of an immediate family member, or other emergency situations beyond the capabilities of the employee to handle alone.

A paper application can be found here and must be completed in its entirety by answering all questions. The completed application must be signed by the applicant and applicant's supervisor prior to submitting to



I have read the instructions above and certify that:
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