Our Mission:

Our Mission:

Nourish the minds and bodies of families in Western Washington by developing strategic partnerships that provide access to nutritious food and educational programs supporting healthy lifestyles.

Our Mission:

Nourish the minds and bodies of families in Western Washington by developing strategic partnerships that provide access to nutritious food and educational programs supporting healthy lifestyles.

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Grant Dollars?

Are you connected to a nonprofit in Western Washington looking for grant dollars? Click here to find out how the Taco Time Northwest Foundation can help.

Past Partners

See how our 2014 grant recipients are helping local communities.

“Our great grandfather founded our company over 50 years ago, and giving back to our community is something we believe is important to both our guests and our people. We have created the Taco Time Northwest Foundation to carry on the tradition of giving back and to focus our efforts on providing access to nutritious food and educational programs that support healthy lifestyles.”

Robby Tonkin and Chris Tonkin,
Taco Time Northwest

Taco Time Northwest Foundation
Looking for
Grant Dollars?

Are you connected to a nonprofit in Western Washington looking for grant dollars? Click here to find out how the Taco Time Northwest Foundation can help.

2016 Partners

See how our 2016 grant recipients are helping local communities.

Taco Time Northwest is run by the fourth generation Tonkin family, who are proud to lead a local company that continually serves its community. Over the past 17 years, Taco Time Northwest has donated over $2 million to local nonprofit organizations and we are excited to increase our focus on this long-standing tradition. Working in partnership with The Seattle Foundation, the Taco Time Northwest Foundation was created to help children and families in Western Washington. The foundation seeks to invest in innovative programs and organizations committed to provide access to healthy food or offer educational programs that increase knowledge about nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

We know that food is critical to children’s overall health as well as the influence it has in academic success. We hope to bring families together around food and meals that provide nourishment, comfort and support. Family values are the fabric of society and by providing additional guidance and strength in this important area we hope to create a better future for our community.

Our dedication to this goal is the reason why we will donate a portion of our proceeds each year directly to the foundation for community-based grants. Taco Time Northwest will also host additional fundraising opportunities throughout the year in all 75 restaurant locations.

The Taco Time Northwest Foundation is a component fund of The Seattle Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3)organization. The Seattle Foundation has exclusive legal control over all funds received. Accordingly, contributions to the Fund are treated for tax purposes as gifts to a Section 501(c)(3) public charity and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Taco Time Northwest Foundation Fund is compliant with the nondiscrimination and policies of The Seattle Foundation.

IRS regulations require us to note that the Taco Time Northwest Foundation will not provide any goods or services in exchange for a contribution to the Taco Time Northwest Foundation. Because the Taco Time Northwest Foundation is a component fund of The Seattle Foundation, the Seattle Foundation has the authority to redirect distributions of the Taco Time Northwest Foundation if it becomes necessary to protect donor intent.

For information on how to become a partner, please email us at - ttnw@seattlefoundation.org