Calling young innovators with powerful ideas for fueling positive change!


The Taco Bell Foundation and Ashoka are joining forces to accelerate young innovators' most ambitious social impact ideas through the Taco Bell Foundation Ambition Accelerator.

Do you have an idea you are ready to put into action? Have you started a social venture? Now through July 21, 2022, we're accepting applications from young US Residents, ages 16-26, with an idea to enact change in their communities or the world. This is the chance to grow your changemaking abilities, access funding, receive feedback on your project, discover a community of like-minded young people, and more!


Need inspiration to apply? Check out the story of Manat, founder of Object, who has worked from a young age to build confidence in girls to pursue their passions. Or read about sister duo Mena and Zena, co-founders of “Girls of the Crescent,” who are working to make literature more representative by uplifting the stories of Muslim women.