Darden's Community Grants program is a local grants initiative that helps support nonprofit organizations in the hundreds of communities Darden and its restaurant brands serve.
In partnership with the Darden Foundation, every restaurant in the Darden family — Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Eddie V’s, Seasons 52, and Yard House — awards a $1,000 grant to an exceptional nonprofit organization in its local community. Since 2012, the Restaurant Community Grants program has provided over $5.8 million to exceptional nonprofit organizations across the United States and Canada and supported thousands of community projects across three focus areas: Recipe for Success®, Preservation of Natural Resources, and Hunger Relief.
This initiative demonstrates how our restaurant teams extend our service philosophy beyond the walls of our restaurants and into the neighborhoods. By funding local nonprofit organizations selected by our restaurant teams, we strive to enhance our local communities.
The 2015 Restaurant Community Grants Program will be by invitation only. We will announce grant recipients in Spring 2015.