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…
Breaking down barriers to education for 30 years
The Taco Bell Foundation is celebrating 30 years of educating and inspiring future leaders. To honor the occasion, the Taco Bell Foundation made a commitment to raise $100 million by 2026 to continue its mission of championing young scholars, Taco Bell team members, and entrepreneurs on their journeys to create positive change. Alongside the commitment,…
Taco Bell Foundation commits to raising $100 million by 2026
Boys and Girls Club receives $55,000 grant
Live Más Scholars Host Taco Bell Foundation Fundraiser at Nashville Cantina
Workplace Equity Highlight: The Taco Bell Foundation
Ambition Accelerator - The Taco Bell Foundation’s New Social Impact Program
Everything you need to know about the Taco Bell Foundation’s New Social Impact Program, the Ambition Accelerator
Live Más Scholar & Star of Boys & Girls Club College Bound Program
Live Más Scholar Combines Passions for Spanish Language and Business
Childersburg, Winfield Taco Bell employees awarded $10K scholarships
Taco Bell Foundation awards $25K scholarships to 2 Auburn employees
Sonoma student wins $10,000 scholarship from Taco Bell Foundation
Beaumont student wins Taco Bell Foundation’s $25K Live Más Scholarship
Meet the 2022 Live Más Scholarship Recipients
Virginia Teen Receives Taco Bell Foundation Scholarship
Taco Bell Employee Receives $20,000 Scholarship
Live Más Scholar goes to Hollywood on ‘American Idol’
Defining What It Means to be a Woman in STEM
Live Más Scholar Julia Carlin shares how she’s fighting for women’s equality in the Veterinary Medicine field
Student Applies ‘Jobs for America’s Graduates’ Skills at Taco Bell
Live Más Scholar Spotlight: Jasmyn Jordan
Live Más Scholar Jasmyn Jordan shares how she fights for civil justice in her community and beyond
Fueling Future Generations With The Taco Bell Foundation
Live Más Scholar’s Nonprofit Turns Bread Tags into Wheelchairs for Kids
Live Más Scholar Spotlight: Sof Delgado
Live Más Scholar Sof Delago shares how they are using their passion for theatre to create social change.
Taco Bell Foundation Introduces Emergency Relief Grant Program
The Taco Bell Foundation launches Emergency Relief Grant Program to support its nonprofit partners in the wake of natural disaster
Taco Bell® Spices Up The Path To Higher Education With Lil Nas X
Pianist Finds Community through Live Más Scholarship
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
How One Scholar’s Passions for Sports turned into an Opportunity for Higher Education
Live Más Scholar Andre Vasquez combines his passions for sports and helping his community.
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
Tribute to 2020 & 2021 Live Más Scholarship Graduates
Live Más Scholar Bryana Appley reflects on the music video tribute she created with two other scholars to honor scholars who graduated during the pandemic.
Scholar Offers Free Bilingual Personal Finance Resources
Live Más Scholar Alejandra Magaña Gamero shares the importance of making free access to basic financial literacy resources a priority
The Making of Album, “Birth of a Melodist”
Live Más Scholar Vaysou7 provides insight on the creative process and themes around his album “Birth of a Melodist.”
Capturing Mental Health Issues Through Film
Live Más Scholar Jaiden Turner shares personal journey and hope for others facing mental health issues through her short film, “Breathe.”
Combining Passions: Skateboarding and Filmmaking
Live Más Scholar Maya Volpacchio dives into the world of women’s skateboarding and encourages others to stick with their passion.
Taco Bell Foundation awards $17 million towards grants, scholarships nationwide
Honoring a Veteran’s Legacy Through Film
Live Más Scholar Dylan Wallace pays tribute to his World War II veteran grandfather’s life and legacy through his documentary, War Tugs.
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
$50,000 Awarded to Future Educators Around the Country
Thanks to the College Football Playoff Foundation, 50 Live Más Scholars with a passion for education received additional scholarship funds to pursue their educational goals.
Celebrating Uniqueness in Art
Live Más Scholar Arin Goldsmith shares her artistic journey and how she embraced her uniqueness to find her niche.
Finding Community and Culture in College
Live Más Scholar Leslie Ponce-Diaz shares the importance of leaving your comfort zone and embracing community as a first-generation college student.
Summer of Inspiration
This summer, nearly 750 Scholars connected through the Live Más Scholarship Summer of Inspiration, a 6-week virtual conference developed to catalyze inspiration, action and resilience in a time of change.
Taco Bell Foundation & Mentor Launch Peer Mentoring Supplement
The Taco Bell Foundation and MENTOR collaborate on research supplement to highlight the effectiveness of “near peer” mentoring relationships.
A TV Star, CEO, and High School Student Who Cooks Up Inspiration in the Kitchen
2019 Live Más Scholar Danielle McNerney shares how she is inspiring her peers to live unafraid in the kitchen and in their future endeavors.
How Taco Bell Foundation Grantees are Supporting Students Impacted By COVID-19
Taco Bell Foundation partners are adapting their programming to serve young people impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how they are doing it.
A Gap Year with City Year
City Year, a Taco Bell Foundation Nonprofit Partner, and 2019 Live Más Scholar Clark Shimeall share the impact of taking a gap year focused on community service.
Meet our 2020 Live Más Scholarship Recipients
In 2020, the Taco Bell Foundation is awarding 450+ new and renewal recipients with nearly $1.9 million in scholarships. Read more about 10 of our newest Passioneers and how they are impacting their communities.
Meet the 2020 Recipients of the Live Más Scholarship for Restaurant Employees
In 2020, the Taco Bell Foundation is awarding 157 Taco Bell Team Members with more than $1.1 million in scholarships. Learn more about 10 Team Members who are pursuing their passions and inspiring others.
Scholarship Scouts Feed People’s Lives with Unexpected Good
Each year, Taco Bell Foundation volunteers come together to help select the next class of Live Más Scholars. Whether virtually or in-person, their passion to serve is inspiring.
A Student-Led Initiative Mobilized in Response to COVID-19
2016, 2018 & 2019 Live Más Scholar Josh Payne shares how he brought together more than 250 students to work on solutions in response to COVID-19.
How Live Más Scholars are Embracing Their Time at Home
12 Live Más Scholars share tips on making the most of their time at home and staying connected during social distancing.
Taco Bell Foundation Awards $3 Million In Scholarships To Young ‘Passioneers’
How FoodFinder is Helping Families in Need
2017-2019 Live Más Scholar Jack Griffin shares how his nonprofit organization is ramping up to help even more families in the midst of COVID-19.
How I Combined My Passion for Fashion & Philanthropy
2019 Live Más Scholar Amelia Thomas shares how she started a clothing brand with a mission to give back, and her plans to help other companies do the same.
Five Tips for Transferring to a Four-Year University
2019 Live Más Scholar Daisy Cornejo shares her tips for transferring and finding community at a new school.
10 Tips on Applying for the Live Más Scholarship
We asked Live Más Scholarship recipients for tips on creating a great application video. Here’s what they had to say.
My Scholarship Connected Me With My Dream Internship
2019 Live Más Scholar Shawn Patel shares his experience interning with the Kitchen Innovation Team at Taco Bell Headquarters.
You Can Get Free Taco Bell for a Good Cause
Zaniya’s Story: I Started a Non-Profit For Girls’ Education When I Was 18 and Here’s Why
Scholars Connect at the 2019 Live Más Scholarship Workshops!
Nearly 200 Live Más Scholarship recipients attended a career development workshop to strengthen their personal brand and professional network.
Best Job Ever: Taco Bell Foundation Director
10 Live Más Scholarship Recipients Who Are Beyond Impressive
Meet Nash, the photojournalist.
Meet Jazmine, future international hospitality professional.
Live Más Scholars Connect in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Irvine!
One summer. Three different cities. Seventy-five Live Más Scholars.
How TCU Adviser Alma Luna Helped Create a College-Going Culture at Her Alma Mater
Meet our Future Educators
In honor of American Education Week, we’re celebrating three Live Más Scholars who are changing the world as educators.
From Tacos to Tokyo: How a Job at Taco Bell Helped Me Live My Dream
From Tacos to Tokyo: Hannah Whitaker’s Story
Meet Hannah, future international english teacher.
The New Rolodex: Your Web Of Support Is Critical To Success
Meet James, future news anchor.
Meet Michelle, the STEM educator.
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
Heidi’s $25,000 Scholarship Unveil
Heidi Estrada thought she was giving a congratulatory speech, until this happened.
Meet Tatianna, the fashion designer.
Meet Luis, aspiring dance therapist.
Meet Amanda, the mentor.
Meet Mauricio, aspiring environmental engineer.
Meet Abby, the artist & freelance graphic designer.
August was a Big Month for the Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarship…
We announced our 2017 Live Más Scholarship winners with the help of a few friends!
UGA Student Awarded Live Más Scholarship
Hear about Pooja’s experience being awarded a Live Más Scholarship.
Music Festival Take Over
A few of our Live Mas Scholarship winners hosted a Taco Bell event at SXSW in Austin, Texas. From sound engineering to venue artwork, they did it all!
Live Más Scholars Create a Commercial
A few of our Live Más Scholars wrote, directed and starred in our newest commercial.
Feed a dream design competition
Live Más Scholarship winners design Doritos Locos Taco holsters for our Feed a Dream campaign.
Meet Jonathan, aspiring filmmaker.
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Social Good Summit
The Live Más Scholarship took to the stage at the Social Good Summit.
Meet Ricarda, future doctor.
Meet Emma, photographer and filmmaker.
Teen Vogue Interviews Mia
An Interview with Teenage Designer Mia Rickenbach.
MTV Video Music Awards
Four Live Más Scholarship winners put their passions into play to help with execution of the event.
Meet Manny, future environmental engineer.
Meet Justin, a talented writer.
Meet Khorii, an aspiring dancer.
MTV Movie Awards
Here is the premiere of the ‘Fan Fueled Film’ starring Ricky Dillon, Dana Criniti, and Live Más Scholarship winner Calvin Ngu.