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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services (Grantmaking)

Taco Bell Foundation

To fuel every young person's boldest ambitions to create good.

four stars

94.44

1 Glen Bell Way Irvine, CA 92618
tel: (949) 863-4500   Web Site
EIN: 33-0523542

Board Leadership
Neil Borkan
Chairman

CEO
Jennifer Bradbury
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.44 four stars
  Financial 93.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Taco Bell Foundation breaks down barriers to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders through programming like the Live Más Scholarship and the Local Grants Program. We leverage our scale and reach to convene the right partners and build the right programs to give youth (primarily ages 16-26) access to opportunities to help them be successful in the pursuit of their passions.

The Taco Bell Foundation breaks down barriers to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders through programming like the Live Más Scholarship and the Local Grants Program. We leverage our scale and reach to convene the right partners and build the right programs to give youth (primarily ages 16-26) access to opportunities to help them be successful in the pursuit of their passions.

Financial

four stars

93.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.71
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Taco Bell Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Taco Bell Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Taco Bell Foundation (CA) 94.44 four stars
AMIT CHILDREN, INC (NY) 87.29 three stars
LEAP (CT) 86.23 three stars
Little Bit Foundation (MO) 85.86 three stars
Big Thought (TX) 87.13 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,683,187
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $17,990,245
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,673,432
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,673,432
   Other Revenue $131,143
TOTAL REVENUE $21,804,575
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,810,486
   Administrative Expenses $1,075,561
   Fundraising Expenses $877,894
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,763,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,040,634
   
Net Assets $20,222,148

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Funding Youth-Serving Organizations $6,150,293 52.1%
Live Mas Scholarship Program $5,660,193 47.9%

Ratings History
Taco Bell Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 94.44 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 92.38 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 91.14 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.88 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 93.86 four stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 92.24 four stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 83.56 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 81.42 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 33-0523542
Name in IRS Master File TACO BELL FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$300,880 2.18% Tina Nguyen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Taco Bell Foundation (CA) 94.44 four stars
AIM for Seva (PA) 90.98 four stars
Little Bit Foundation (MO) 85.86 three stars
PeaceJam (CO) 91.91 four stars
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (NY) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Taco Bell Foundation
1 Glen Bell Way
Irvine, CA 92618
tel: (949) 863-4500
EIN: 33-0523542

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Board Leadership

Neil Borkan
Chairman

CEO

Jennifer Bradbury
Executive Director

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