Guidelines

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Building Stronger Communities Together 

Taco Comfort Solutions has a strong social responsibility to the communities in which it has business concerns. The Taco/White Family Foundation Board is made up of White family members, community leaders and Taco Corporation employees who engage in the community and organizations that are served by the Foundation. Through its grant-making, the Taco/White Family Foundation seeks to work with organizations whose programs build a foundation for growth for the individuals it serves.

Areas of Focus

As of June 1, 2019, the White Family Foundation 2019 application process will be open to non-profit organizations in the community under new submission guidelines. The Foundation is interested in grant requests from organizations whose artistic programs/projects or services meet one or more of the following priorities:

  • Art appreciation
  • Youth development
  • Leadership skills
  • Community empowerment
  • Cultural awareness
  • Skilled activity
  • Therapeutic life-skills 

The Foundation focuses its support on organizations in the communities where Taco maintains an operational presence – Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Nashville TN.

Non-profit organizations who meet our guidelines and are interested in submitting a request for support should follow the guidelines below. Letter of Inquiry submission deadline is August 1, 2019.

Step One: 

  • Submit a Letter of Inquiry as a preliminary step to determine the Foundation’s interest in program, project or service. The LOI should be a thorough presentation of need or identified problem including the proposed solution and qualifications for implementing the program.
  • The Foundation will notify your organization on the outcome of the organization’s inquiry following the third quarter 2019 Foundation Board meeting. 

If Letter of Inquiry is successful –

Step Two:

  • Complete an application, which will be provided to you, and submit it along with your 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter.

The Foundation will call to schedule a site visit once the application is complete.

Successful grants will be awarded within the calendar year in which they have been submitted. All awardees are obligated to submit an annual report before applying for a second request. Click here to see elements required in an annual report.