The Red Robin Foundation was established in 2006 by Red Robin Team Members who wanted to share the Unbridled Culture of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers with the communities where we operate restaurants. The Red Robin Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public charity. The exempt purpose of the Foundation is to provide donors the opportunity to be kind to their neighbors and share in our Unbridled spirit through our Giving Fund, Scholarship Fund, U-ACT Program and Community Outreach Program.
If you would like to help our Team Members who were affected
by the tragedy in Aurora, CO, please donate today.
The Red Robin Foundation regrets that the U-ACT Program will not be offered for the 2012-2013 school year due to urgent needs in other Red Robin Foundation programs. The Red Robin Foundation is assisting Team Members affected by the July 2012 theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and the current level of Foundation funds and available resources have made it challenging to support all of the programs the Foundation has sponsored in the past. We appreciate and applaud the many schools, students and faculty members who have participated in the U-Act Program in the past, and hope that future funding levels and resources will permit us to offer the program again soon.
U-ACT which stands for Unbridled Acts, or random acts of kindness, is a character-building initiative specifically for elementary and middle schools with grades K-8, which aims to inspire and energize students about the value of being kind to others. Participating schools are asked to submit an idea for a kindness program to the Foundation for a chance to earn a grant.
The goal of the Red Robin Foundation U-ACT Champion Program is to help foster and create a sense of neighborliness inside and outside of the school.
Unbridled Acts are a core fundamental for Red Robin Team Members, who are recognized and celebrated for kind acts they bestow upon restaurant Guests and other Team Members. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers first launched the U-ACT Champion Program with the Colorado PTA in 2005 as a statewide program for Colorado middle and junior high school students. Seeing the tremendous value it had in Colorado schools, the program grew to include schools across the country.
The primary purpose of the Red Robin Foundation Giving Fund is to provide assistance to Red Robin Team Members who have a sudden financial emergency due to a catastrophic event or emergency hardship.
Red Robin Team Members and their immediate family (immediate family members will include spouse and children).
Applications may be completed by the Team Member in need or by a Team Member on behalf of the Team Member in need. All requests must be made to the Committee Chairperson via a General Manager, Regional Director, or Supervisor on the application form. Applications must be complete and legible, and documentation is required. The maximum request per catastrophe is $5,000 per Team Member. Requests are reviewed and approved by the Giving Fund Committee.
One of Red Robin's core values is continually seeking knowledge. To support our Team Members and their efforts to live one of our values, the Red Robin Foundation established a Scholarship Fund that provides corporate restaurant owned and Home Office Team Members with assistance to pay for qualified tuition and expenses related to education. There is one grant period per year; during the summer. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Requests may only be submitted by a regular full-time or part-time Red Robin Team Member at the time of the scholarship award. All scholarships will be distributed in the form of lump sum distributions to reimburse or pay current eligible education expenses, as documented by receipts, bills, etc. provided prior to the lump sum distribution of a scholarship.
Red Robin Team Members: complete the application form during the next grant period. Additional pages may be attached, if necessary. Return the completed form to your GM or Department Head. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, it will not be distributed to you until you provide the Foundation with receipts, bills or other documentation regarding payments that equal or exceed the amount of your scholarship award.
Red Robin Home Office departments may participate in a volunteer day (one day per year, during normal business hours) at the discretion of your Department Head. The Red Robin Foundation is available to partner your department with a charity that best suits your interests (education, youth, homeless, etc). Designated Volunteer Day is not mandatory. However, if Team Members choose not to participate, they will need to report to work. There are certain restrictions in terms of charity groups. Red Robin doesn't support the following:
If you are a Red Robin Team Member or a charity organization within the state of Colorado that would like to request volunteers and would like more information, please contact the Red Robin Foundation.
Red Robin Foundation
6312 S. Fiddler's Green Circle
Ste. 200 North
Greenwood Village, CO 80111