Community

As Good Citizens, we strive to elevate each other and the communities we serve.

Our Focus Areas

The Inspire Brands Foundation exists to ignite and nourish change for good. With compassion, possibility, and a champion’s spirit, we are making a difference in the communities we serve.

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Childhood Hunger

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, childhood hunger affects more than 12 million U.S. kids, which can prevent them from performing their best. Through investments in local and national partners, we provide the food necessary to fuel potential.

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Youth Leadership

We know the right experience at the right time can kickstart a child’s confidence for the future. Whether this experience is an introduction to a team environment, a transformative relationship, or a new way of thinking, we help unleash the leaders within the next generation.

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Career Readiness

Basic job skills help lay the foundation for a strong future. By building partnerships within communities across America, we’re inspiring youth to see their full potential and chart their path to a successful career.

Driving change
for good

From our Support Centers to our restaurants, each of our brands are
driving change for good.  Here is what we accomplished together in 2021.

Arby’s partners nationally with No Kid Hungry, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Junior Achievement, to ensure that every kid is empowered to dream big and pursue their dreams with confidence.

6.3M

donated to youth-related causes

550+

organizations benefitted through local grants

14.5M

meals provided to youth in need

The Baskin-Robbins Pint Sized Heroes program honors pediatric patients who bring happiness to others. These kids despite their challenges, find ways to inspire and bring happiness and joy to our communities – they are heroes. Pint-sized heroes are honored at their care facilities and receive an honorary $31,000 grant in their name for the children’s hospital where they receive treatment and free ice cream for a year. PSH help the care team determine ways these funds can be used to bring happiness and joy to other pediatric patients.

$5,000

donated to each Pint-Sized Hero’s charity of choice

Benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and other youth sports organizations, the Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation is helping thousands of youth develop life-enhancing skills through participation in team sports.

$2.5M

donated to youth-related causes

44K

balls provided for at-home sports

10K

pieces of equipment provided to local BCGA Clubs

The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation brings the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. Through its national and regional grants, the Foundation is able to impact kids in communities across the country where Dunkin’ serves guests. Partnering with children's hospitals, food banks, and other nonprofit organizations the Foundation has created high impact grant programs with long lasting impacts on kids.

$8M

donated to philanthropic causes

350

organizations benefitted through local grants

5+

new Dogs for Joy welcomed to children’s hospitals

Launched in early 2021, the Jimmy John’s Foundation is dedicated to providing youth the opportunities and skills to ensure they are able to pursue their dreams and thrive. While the Foundation is just getting started, it builds on the legacy of community engagement by the Jimmy John’s brand and its franchisees.

Areas of Focus

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Independence

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Community

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Opportunity

The Sonic Foundation is sparking brighter futures for America’s youth through support of hunger, education, and community. In partnership with DonorsChoose, Sonic’s Limeades for Learning program provides essential funds necessary for teachers to inspire creativity and learning.

$3.9M+

donated to youth-related causes

10K

teachers funded through Limeades for Learning

1.4M

unique learning experiences provided