Local Partnership Programs U.S. Brands


KFC Foundation

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation believes in Colonel Sanders’ vision. And they think nothing gets closer to the core of his values like the Foundation’s REACH Educational Grant and the REACH HIGH – High School Equivalency Programs. These KFC Foundation programs are positively impacting hundreds of lives for many years to come.

Each year, the Foundation provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to hundreds of deserving students across the country – over $12.5 million since 2006. Since 2012, $2.6 million of that was awarded to more than 1,400 KFC Team Members via the REACH Educational Grant Program®. The REACH Educational Grant Program helps KFC restaurant hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors pursue their educational dreams. These $2,000 grants help Team Member recipients attend accredited four-year and two-year educational institutions, as well as trade/vocational schools. From the single parent finally completing a degree started 15 years earlier to those who are the first in their families to attend college, the Foundation is making a difference in the lives of those who are willing to work hard and improve themselves through education.

In 2014, the Foundation launched the new REACH HIGH - High School Equivalency Program to help hourly Team Members and Shift Supervisors at participating KFC restaurants earn a high school credential. They do this by not only covering their exam preparation and exam costs, but also by personally guiding them through the process. The Foundation is committed to helping recipients reach for their educational dreams! Assistance is available to Team Members at participating restaurants in 48 states for the GED®, HiSet® and TASC exams.

Pizza Hut U.S.

Deliver Hope

Deliver Hope is Pizza Hut’s call to action to encourage consumers and Pizza Hut employees worldwide to help others through the company’s three philanthropic pillars: children’s literacy, World Hunger Relief and involvement in the local community. During the 2014 World Hunger Relief campaign, Pizza Hut customers Delivered Hope by making donations to the World Food Programme while dining in restaurants and when ordering online through the Deliver Hope digital campaign.

BookIt! LogoBOOK IT!® Program

The Pizza Hut US BOOK IT! reading incentive program is a key part of Pizza Hut’s Deliver Hope movement. To date, more than 14 million students have participated in the BOOK IT! program and in 2014, the program celebrated it’s 30th birthday. To celebrate, Book It called for all its alumni from all across the United States to raise their hand and show the positive effect of literacy and emphasize the importance of being able to read.

Taco Bell U.S.

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens

Taco Bell is a brand with a purpose… to feed people’s lives with más: más flavor, más heart and más value. We put our heart into everything we do, and we are genuinely committed to helping our guests, our team members, our partners and our communities get a little more out of life. Because we believe in teens, each day we serve and interact with millions of teens. They are our customers, our employees, our friends and families. They are also our future – future leaders, franchisees, suppliers and partners.

Since 1992, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has inspired and enabled teens to graduate high school and achieve más – in our communities, in high schools and at Taco Bell. Through our programs, partnerships and direct financial assistance, we have provided educational and job training support to more than one million teens across the country and awarded more than $42 million in grants and scholarship to more than 1,000 teen-serving organizations in the U.S. With 36 million customers served in almost 6,000 restaurants each week, we see it as a responsibility and an opportunity to raise the issue and help address the need; engage customers, employees and franchisees; and make a lasting difference in the lives of teens. We also recognize that public-private partnerships are essential to solving our nation’s most critical problems, which is why we convene like-minded organizations like Get Schooled and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.