DRG Gives Back: Community Grant Presentations


We’re not just here to make tacos, but to help youth grow and lead successful lives. DRG is a proud participant in Taco Bell Foundation’s Community Grants program. It’s so impactful to see our fundraising efforts come to fruition when a check is presented to our community partners. Our longstanding relationships with Junior Achievement, Boys and Girls Club, and Big Brothers Big Sisters allow us to do just that.

Funding rolls in all year long in our restaurants with the Round Up program, 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. Taco Bell Corporate handles the money distribution, but it’s based on how much we fundraise in each market as a company. The Round Up program helps fund Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarships.

“Round Up is such a big piece of who we are, as we get to make a positive impact on the lives of the people we serve.” – Sierra Burk, Communications & Media Manager 

Inspiring Partnership

A special opportunity arose when we partnered with Junior Achievement to speak before the Young Women’s Leadership Academy about our careers. The day consisted of talking about the various DRG departments and how the sky is the limit in the food industry! We ended with a competition where we served as judges as the young women were tasked with creating a unique marketing campaign for the Rolled Chicken Tacos. The day was fun and some amazing ideas were shared.

2023 Check Donation Presentations:
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada – $45,290 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada – $100,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada – combined $40,000 donated by Taco Bell and Arby’s 
Final Tallies

All in all, DRG gave out nearly $2 million in community grants among all of our markets and $321,520 in community grants in Nevada! Check back later to see how much we raise in 2024! The bar has been set high, but we love accepting this challenge in the name of youth in our communities.