Being a strong partner in the communities where we do business is important to Tacala and Taco Bell. Giving back is part of our company DNA, and we’ve designated teens as our primary focus because they are our Team Members, our customers and our future. Team Tacala Charities, our non-profit foundation established in 2003, works in cooperation with the Taco Bell Foundation.  Together, we encourage young people to graduate from High School and explore their career passions – with scholarships, experiences and community support.

Teen Serving Organization Grants

Tacala has strong relationships with over 40 local teen serving organizations in our geography distributing over $3.5 million in grants and donations since 2002. The funding for these programs is collected in-restaurant throughout the year when guests round up their checks to the next dollar and through local fundraisers.  Tacala has also invested company funds in our communities.

Our dedication to teens through organizations like the Boys and Girls Club is not just about the financial support, but also about involvement.  In addition to the funds we raise, we encourage Tacala team members to volunteer their time and talents so they can experience firsthand the awesome work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

2019 Team Tacala Charities Distributions

Boys & Girls Clubs Scholarships and Graduation Celebrations

Since High School graduation is a goal of Team Tacala Charities, we make sure to celebrate this milestone with our local Boys & Girls Clubs.  Graduation celebrations are a fun way for our Coaches and Restaurant Leaders and club leaders to recognize the accomplishments of graduating club members.  In many cases, Team Tacala Charities has designated funds for scholarships to be presented to an exceptional graduating senior during the festivities.

To learn more about Tacala’s impact in the community, take a look at Team Tacala Charities’ latest Annual Report.

Donation Requests

Tacala’s donations are issued through our non-profit foundation, Team Tacala Charities with the goal to promote educational opportunities for teens in our communities and increase High School graduation rates and post-secondary education. The majority of funds are allocated through the annual grant process. Donations will only be considered for 501c3 non-profit organizations that are aligned with our mission and serve the communities where we do business.

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