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    In its ninth year of the Live Más Scholarship program, The Taco Bell Foundation is investing in the future success of young people across the country.     IRVINE, Calif., April. 25, 2024 – Today, the Taco Bell Foundation announced it is awarding $10 million in Live Más Scholarships, providing over 1,000 passion-driven students with resources…

Taco Bell Foundation’s Grant World of Choices Program Events

AM800 Canada Guest host Kyle Horner is joined by Karen Gallant, CEO of JA South Western Ontario to talk about the Taco Bell Foundation and the benefit it has for students.

Orange County Business Council: Making a Difference

As we step into this season of giving, it might be difficult to envision what food pantries, an Italian immigrant, an Orange County high school student, banks and a national restaurant chain have in common. In Orange County, a lot. Individually, each has either given back to their community, or has been a recipient of…

Taco Bell Foundation awards two Hawaii employees with scholarships

Raiders’ Davante Adams helps surprise 6 Las Vegas students with scholarships

Breaking Down Barriers to Education

THE TACO BELL FOUNDATION SERVES UP $10 MILLION IN LIVE MÁS SCHOLARSHIPS TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND CONNECT FUTURE LEADERS The Taco Bell Foundation is breaking down barriers to education for young people pursuing their passions, in a record-breaking year for applications and awards. IRVINE, Calif. (April 26, 2023) – Today, the Taco Bell Foundation announced it is…

Live Más Scholar Listed in Forbes 30 Under 30

Meet Mato Standing Soldier. South Dakota Native, Live Más Scholarship recipient from 2016 to 2019, Film and TV Composer, and one of the latest young people to make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Mato’s passion for music and entertainment began at a young age. Growing up, he did everything within his power to ensure…

2022 in Review

2022 was a groundbreaking year for the Taco Bell Foundation as we celebrated our 30th Anniversary, launched a new program, and committed to raising $100 million by 2026 to continue supporting our nonprofit partners, scholars, and change-makers. Your support helped us reach many milestones in breaking down barriers to education for young people nationwide. Check…

Clifton County Youth Council Awarded $7K from Taco Bell

Meet The Rising Young Entrepreneur Backed by The Taco Bell Foundation’s Ambition Accelerator

After three inspiring days at the inaugural Ambition Accelerator Summit, the Taco Bell Foundation, along with its partners Taco Bell and fellow nonprofit Ashoka, announced the top changemaker and winner of a $25,000 social impact grant: Sparkle Whitaker, founder of The Onyx Incubator. The Onyx Incubator, based in Sparkle’s hometown of Chicago, offers workshops on…

The Next Milestone in our Journey to Empowering Passionate Young People

September marked the next milestone of the Taco Bell Foundation’s Ambition Accelerator, with the announcement of the top 26 teams of ambitious changemakers who have been selected to move to the next round of this inaugural program. For decades, the Taco Bell Foundation has been championing young people through various grants, scholarships and events. The…

Taco Bell Foundation Brings Live Más Scholars Together through Summer of Creativity

  This July, the Taco Bell Foundation gave 100 Live Más Scholarship recipients a reason to come together during the Summer of Creativity – our first ever in-person conference designed to offer Live Más Scholars a dedicated space to network and share their passions with likeminded individuals. This year’s Summer of Creativity was certainly one…

Taco Bell Foundation commits to raising $100 million by 2026

Boys and Girls Club receives $55,000 grant

Workplace Equity Highlight: The Taco Bell Foundation

Live Más Scholar & Star of Boys & Girls Club College Bound Program

Live Más Scholar Combines Passions for Spanish Language and Business

Sonoma student wins $10,000 scholarship from Taco Bell Foundation

Beaumont student wins Taco Bell Foundation’s $25K Live Más Scholarship

Virginia Teen Receives Taco Bell Foundation Scholarship

Taco Bell Employee Receives $20,000 Scholarship

Live Más Scholar goes to Hollywood on ‘American Idol’

Student Applies ‘Jobs for America’s Graduates’ Skills at Taco Bell

Fueling Future Generations With The Taco Bell Foundation

Live Más Scholar’s Nonprofit Turns Bread Tags into Wheelchairs for Kids

Taco Bell® Spices Up The Path To Higher Education With Lil Nas X

Taco Bell Foundation Partner Announces Millions In New College Scholarships

Taco Bell Testing Monthly Taco Subscription Feature

Taco Bell Foundation Partner Tackling Student Loan Crisis

Lil Nas X to Award Live Más Scholarships

Live Más Scholar Appears in Lil Nas X Music Video

College Student Gets Unique Corporate Taco Bell Experience

Live Más Scholar Releases Inspirational Children’s Book

Taco Bell awarding $17M in scholarships, youth grants

Teen Wins Rare $25K Taco Bell Scholarship

‘Live Más’ Scholarships Benefit 100 California Students, Programs

Living Más Through Film: The Inspiring Stories Of Young Creators

Taco Bell Foundation Awards $3 Million In Scholarships To Young ‘Passioneers’

You Can Get Free Taco Bell for a Good Cause

Best Job Ever: Taco Bell Foundation Director

10 Live Más Scholarship Recipients Who Are Beyond Impressive

How TCU Adviser Alma Luna Helped Create a College-Going Culture at Her Alma Mater

The New Rolodex: Your Web Of Support Is Critical To Success

Smyrna Taco Bell employee awarded $25,000 scholarship

Paying Dreams Forward: My Two-Mile Journey From South Central To USC

Lenexa Teen Wins Scholarship for Building a Tool for Early Detection of Parkinson’s

Oak Grove Senior Accepted to Harvard Earns Live Más Scholarship

Raised By Deaf Parents, East Brunswick Teen Wins Scholarship

UGA Student Awarded Live Más Scholarship

Hear about Pooja’s experience being awarded a Live Más Scholarship.

Teen Vogue Interviews Mia

An Interview with Teenage Designer Mia Rickenbach.