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Tacolicious School Project

Since 2012, Tacolicious has made public education its priority, investing back into the Bay Area community through the Tacolicious School Project. For Tacolicious owners Joe Hargrave and Sara Deseran, this mission is personal. Since kindergarten, their children have attended SF public schools.

How it works: From September to May, each of our SF, Palo Alto and San Jose Tacolicious locations pair up with neighboring public schools, donating 15 percent of a month’s worth of Monday’s proceeds. Tacolicious has an annual alliance with 54 public schools. To date we have given over $1,000,000 to public education!

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TACO OPEN 2019: TAKE A SWING FOR SCHOOLS! Join us September 13 for our 8th annual Taco Open. This good-times golf tournament held at SF's beautiful Harding Park is yet another way we support public education through the School Project. This year, we are thrilled to benefit the 10,000 Degrees, a wonderful Bay Area-based organization that helps students from low-income backgrounds earn college degrees. Cocktails will be shaken up by our great tequila and mezcal sponsors such as Don Julio and El Silencio and food will be served forth by SF restaurants including yours truly, Souvla, Uma Casa, Media Noche, Daily Driver bagels and more! Sign up a team or be a sponsor!

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2019-20 School Year


Marina - John Muir Elementary

Mission - Starr King Elementary

North Beach - Garfield Elementary

Palo Alto - Addison Elementary + Duveneck Elementary

San Jose - Herbert Hoover Middle


Marina - Marina Middle

Mission - Marshall Elementary

North Beach - Yick Wo Elementary

Palo Alto - Ohlone Elementary + El Carmelo Elementary

San Jose - Milpitas High


Marina - Washington High School

Mission - Thomas Edison Charter

North Beach - Alice Fong Yu

Palo Alto - Nixon Elementary + Escondido Elementary

San Jose - Monroe Middle


Marina - Clare Lilienthal

Mission - Leonard R Flynn Elementary

North Beach - Rosa Parks Elementary

Palo Alto - Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle + Palo Verde Elementary

San Jose - Payne Elementary


Marina - Sherman Elementary 

Mission - Alvarado Elementary

North Beach - Spring Valley Elementary

Palo Alto - Ellen Fletcher Middle + Juana Briones Elementary

San Jose - Trace Elementary


Marina - Presidio Middle

Mission - Daniel Webster Elementary

North Beach - Redding Elementary

Palo Alto - Palo Alto High + Fairmeadow Elementary

San Jose - Lynhaven Elementary


Marina - Clarendon Elementary

Mission - Rooftop

North Beach - New Traditions

Palo Alto - Henry M Gunn High + Barron Park Elementary

San Jose - Washington Open Elementary


Marina - Roosevelt Middle

Mission - Balboa High School

North Beach - Gateway Middle School

Palo Alto - Walter Hays Elementary + Herbert Hoover Elementary

San Jose - Del Mar High


Marina - Sutro Elementary

Mission - Mission High

North Beach - Diane Fienstein Elementary

Palo Alto - Greene Middle + East Palo Alto Kids Foundation

San Jose - Lincoln High

June - August

Summer Break