Delivering Better for our communities

Our Partners

Papa Johns Foundation for Building Community supports communities as they work together for equality, fairness, respect and opportunity for all. We believe empowered communities overcome divides through civility and unity. That’s why we support organizations that share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and driving change in our communities.

Our philanthropic approach focuses on three areas that represent the purpose of our mission and reflect Papa Johns corporate values and expertise: Youth Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Food Security and Food Waste Reduction.

Papa Johns does not accept or respond to unsolicited grant proposals. Other requests in the form of sponsorships, in-kind donations, or other support from Papa Johns International or Papa Johns Foundation will be considered only if the request advances our strategic goals and objectives.

Our Achievements

$9.6M raised since 2020 through the Shaq-a-Roni fundraiser

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$2.5M invested in local franchisee communities

$4M to support boys & girls clubs of America's youth leadership programs

250 UNCF students supported through scholarships and financial aid


10M meals donated to those in need by 2027

Our Mission

We support communities as they work together for equality, fairness, respect and opportunity for all.

Papa Johns® and The Papa Johns Foundation for building commmunity...
To Kick-off Hunger Action Month, Papa Johns expands Harvest Program, launches new partnerships with organizations working to relieve hunger and increases funding to help franchisees feed their local communities.
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Papa Johns Celebrates the Return of Shaq-a-Roni Pizza, Highlighting its Footprint in a Big Way
In its third year, fans can step into Shaq’s shoes to visually understand the impact of their Shaq-a-Roni purchase for a chance to win a ‘Shaq-sized’ prize
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Investing $1.5 million in the communities our franchise partners serve
Today, The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community announced it has awarded nearly $1.6 million to almost 180 organizations whose work supports one or more of the Foundation’s focus areas...
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Papa Johns Raises More than $3 Million with the Shaq-a-Roni Pizza
In October, Papa Johns announced it has raised more than $3 million through sales of the Shaq-a-Roni pizza for Papa Johns Foundation for Building Community.
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Shaquille O’Neal and Papa Johns Foundation Team Up to Give Back to Local Communities
Papa Johns and Shaquille O’Neal launch the new Shaq-a-Roni pizza - designed to deliver a bigger pizza experience while also supporting communities in need.
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Celebrating Papa Johns Annual Day of Service
On May 20th, 2019, Papa Johns celebrated the first Papa Johns Day of Service in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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Papa Johns Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Youth of the Year Program
On September 25, Papa Johns Foundation served as a platinum sponsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America 2019 National Youth of the Year ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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Papa Johns Foundation Donates $500,000 Grant to AAC&U
Papa Johns Foundation provided a $500,000 grant to support the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers.