The Taco Bell Foundation has awarded $15 million in grants to 452 U.S.-based non-profits, representing a $5 million increase in comparison to last year. The grants were given to non-profits focused on youth programs for success, according to a press release.
“We are profoundly grateful to the Taco Bell Foundation for their unwavering commitment to empowering young individuals in our country,” Don Rodriguez, chief executive officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, said in the press release. The clubs received a grant of $50,000. “This substantial investment will allow us to provide life-changing experiences and education to hundreds of teens, giving them the skills and opportunities necessary to build successful futures after high school. Together, we are creating a pathway towards a brighter tomorrow, where every young person can thrive.”
The grants are funded through the Taco Bell Foundation Round Up program, where guests round up their order to the nearest dollar.
“We firmly believe that investing in the future success of young people is a catalyst for building stronger, more vibrant communities,” Jennifer Bradbury, executive director of the Taco Bell Foundation, said in the press release. “We are honored to be part of these nonprofit organizations’ journeys and are proud to see the positive impact they are making across the nation.”
In the past decade, the Taco Bell Foundation has awarded nearly $100M in grants to nonprofit organizations serving youth across the U.S.