Our Community Roots

We can do so much more together than alone. 35 years ago we came to Sonoma County and we were welcomed by a community who opened their arms to us, believed in us and gave us the support we needed to make our dreams a reality.  Sonoma County is a place of natural beauty and culinary wonder and has grown to become our community of extended family.

So when our friends and neighbors need a little help, we make sure we are there for them – for you – whenever possible. After all, family is family.

Here are some of the organizations we support.
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)

We are proud to be a major financial supporter of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) and its Tamayo Village.   A transitional housing opportunity for former foster youth and young adults who may be homeless, Tamayo Village offers counseling, job readiness training, mentoring, independent living skills instruction and, most importantly, a safe place to live.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) has raised more than $450 million in the last 20 years to advance the world’s most promising breast cancer research to achieve prevention and a cure in our lifetime. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible charities. It has earned four stars from Charity Navigator since 2002 and is the only breast cancer organization awarded an “A+” from CharityWatch.

The Tamayo Family has been personally affected by the disease, and to date, La Tortilla Factory has donated over $50,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Salvation Army

Salvation Army

“Doing The Most Good.” In these four words is the Salvation Army mission – to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit.

We support our local Salvation Army by gathering food, gift and financial donations, including: red kettle donations, angel tree (gift giving), food barrel collections and packing food boxes.
10,000 Degrees

Jose & Mary Tamayo Memorial Scholarship

We were fortunate to realize our dreams; we want to help others realize theirs. Our founders, Jose and Mary Tamayo, wholeheartedly believed in education. The Jose and Mary Tamayo Memorial Scholarship was created in their memory to help students with post-secondary education, including two or four-year college or vocational school. Scholarships are based on academic performance and community or employment experience, as well as financial need.

Each year La Tortilla Factory and 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County select, recognize and award four hard-working and deserving students with scholarship support.