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.
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 2021, Taco Bell Foundation provided nearly $800,000 to 23 City Year sites across the country which will impact approximately 11,400 students and 230 AmeriCorps City Year 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.
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.