Grant FAQ

Each year, grants and scholarships are given in and around communities where Taco Bell® does business. These efforts are made possible with generous donations from Taco Bell  Franchise owners, Taco Bell vendors, Taco Bell consumers and Taco Bell fans. Grants from the Taco Bell Foundation are distributed through an invitation-only application process.

Since the Taco Bell Foundation follows an invitation-only application process, how do you identify potential grantees?

We seek out organizations that are aligned with our mission and values. Their programming focuses on: post-secondary education development/readiness, career development/readiness, leadership development/readiness and/or mentorship.

Why doesn’t the Taco Bell Foundation accept proposals?

The Taco Bell Foundation reviews and considers key partners, funding history, available funds, known community needs and preferences, and opportunities for long-term partnerships when selecting local charities. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to review unsolicited materials. While we would like to partner with all nonprofit organizations, we are unable to do so at this time.

What types of organizations does the Taco Bell Foundation fund?

We support tax-exempt 501(c)(3) IRS approved nonprofit organizations that empower youth (primarily ages 16-24) to discover and pursue their career and educational pathways. Examples include, but are not limited to: financial literacy workshops, mentorship and job skill experiences, creative and social innovation experiences, and college readiness programming, creative and social innovation experiences, and direct financial assistance.