Community Partner Grants
Tijuana Flats was started in 1995 when Chester Wheeler gave his son Brian a $20,000 loan to help open the first store. That loan proved to be a real game changer for Brian, and since then Tijuana Flats has opened over 130 stores! We want to help several organizations this year with game changing grants that really help move the needle for their organization. We want to know from you, how will a $20,000 donation bring your organization to the next level. What new program can you add or what will you be able to do with the $20,000 that you are unable to accomplish now? Let us know and we may just select your organization as the recipient of one of our $20,000 game changing grants.
Community partner grants fund the programs and services of nonprofit organizations in the communities Tijuana Flats serves that we currently have a relationship with. Ideally, they’re paired with volunteer support from Tijuana Flats team members for the programs funded by the grant.
Employee Assistance Fund
When a Tijuana Flats employee is facing hardship or has had a personal emergency the Foundation may be able to provide a small donation to help in the situation from the Employee Assistance Fund.
These donations, not to exceed $1,000, will not be paid to individuals, but will cover costs of critical needs directly (i.e. – medical bills, temporary housing costs, etc.).
Due to the often urgent nature of these requests, this committee will do their best to evaluate all cases as soon as possible