Taco Bell Foundation
Our CEO and founder David Grieve, and his wife Kathleen, sit on the Taco Bell Foundation board and spearhead many fundraising activities aimed to support Taco Bell team members and their communities. Since 1992, the Foundation has reached more than 4 million young people across the country and has awarded more than $83 million in grants and scholarships, focused on education and career readiness.
Our philanthropic reach is much broader than just DRG team members. Our very own leaders are directing the foundation at the highest level, and we think that’s pretty inspiring.
To help fund the Live Más Scholarship, the Taco Bell Foundation accepts donations year-round through Round Up: a system, implemented by our CEO David Grieve, where customers can ‘round up’ their order total to the nearest dollar at the front counter and kiosk. In 2019, thanks to every restaurant team’s effort, DRG raised $700,000 for the Taco Bell Foundation!
In 2019, Round Up allowed the foundation to:
- Collect $20 million in charitable contributions
- Give away more than $4.6 million in scholarships
- Give $6 million in grants to education-based organizations like the Boys and Girls Club