Community Grants

Through the Community Grants Program, the Taco Bell Foundation supports the work of incredible charities championing youth in the communities where Taco Bell Team Members live and work. We support 400 nonprofit organizations that provide direct services for youth academic success, mentorship, college and career exploration and readiness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, 21st-century skills, and socio-emotional well-being. Our partners support many at-risk, underperforming, and underrepresented youth. By backing these charities, we aim to increase graduation rates, prepare youth for a successful transition from high school to college and beyond, and ready them for the workforce. 

The Taco Bell Foundation facilitates community building and connection on a local level by joining forces with Taco Bell Team Members and Franchise Owners to support local charities. Funds raised in local communities, stay in local communities, bolstering the impactful work our partners are doing every day.  

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 $60 million dollars to approximately 300 Clubs across the country.

City Year

City Year AmeriCorps members serve a year in systemically under-resourced schools across 29 U.S. cities. They help students engage with their learning, develop their potential, and master skills that prepare them for success in college and career.  In 2021, Taco Bell Foundation provided nearly $800,000 to 23 City Year sites across the country to impact approximately 11,400 students and 230 City Year AmeriCorps members.

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.

Junior Achievement

In 2021, the Taco Bell Foundation provided $1.4M to 52 Junior Achievement sites across the country to support high school programs that help nearly 30,000 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 2020, Taco Bell Foundation hosted a six-week virtual conference called Summer of Inspiration for Live Más Scholarship recipients with powerful speakers and professional development, financial literacy and leadership workshops.


Moneythink is a nonprofit organization driven to ensure that every student has the chance to complete a high-quality, post-secondary degree with little to no student debt. In 2021, the Taco Bell Foundation granted $100,000 to support the expansion and development of Moneythink’s DecidEd tool, an app that empowers students with personalized college matching and financial support planning.