Grants Group

Who We Support

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides Clubs the tools and resources they need to help recruit, impact and retain teens through programs like Youth of the Year and Keystone Clubs. Since 1995, the Taco Bell Foundation has granted nearly $50 million dollars to approximately 300 Clubs across the country.

City Year

Together, Taco Bell Foundation and City Year are inspiring thousands of young people to follow their dreams and become leaders ready to change the world. City Year AmeriCorps members commit to serve a year in public schools in high-need communities to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. In 2019, Taco Bell Foundation is providing $475,000 to 14 City Year sites across the country which will impact more than 5,000 students.

College Advising Corps

College Advising Corps aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. College Advising Corps works with partner institutions and places recent graduates as full-time college advisers in underserved high schools across the nation. Advisers assist students toward becoming college bound, and in the process, deliver personalized, knowledgeable guidance on college admission, financial aid, and enrollment.

In 2019, and the Taco Bell Foundation launched a national campaign – “Not-So-Secret Admirer” to encourage young people to pursue their passion and help their friends do the same. Together, we showed that a little encouragement from a friend can help someone follow through on their passion.

Junior Achievement

In 2019, we’re providing $560,000 to 33 Junior Achievement sites across the country to support high school programs that help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.


MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership is working to close the “mentoring gap” and ensure our nation’s young people have the support they need through quality mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school, and ultimately, work. In the summer of 2019, Taco Bell Foundation is hosting five workshops for Live Más Scholarship recipients in Atlanta, Irvine, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and San Francisco where MENTOR is facilitating an interactive training experience to strengthen the scholars’ confidence and ability to identify and secure mentors.


Moneythink works to eliminate barriers to college access and success for under-resourced, college-bound youth through financial education and personalized college coaching. In 2019, the Taco Bell Foundation is providing $50,000 to support over 2,000 students as they navigate the financial decisions inherent to postsecondary education and increase their likelihood of persisting to graduation.

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