Our Mission

Making real food accessible for all

About

Chipotle Mexican Grill established the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation in 2011 to extend its commitment to making real food accessible for all. Since its inception, the foundation has contributed more than $5 million to like-minded organizations committed to cultivating a better world through food.

We also provide resources and mentorship to growth stage ventures that share in our mission through a yearly accelerator program. It's how we share our learnings and illuminate the innovation happening in the industry.

How We Work

Each year we focus on one area of impact that furthers our mission and pair an accelerator program with a series of grants.

 

 

Our 2020 Focus

The Next Generation of Farming

Meet Our Board

Brian Niccol, CEO of Chipotle & Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Board Member
Brian Niccol

CEO,

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Marissa Andrada, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer of Chipotle and Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Board Member
Marissa Andrada

Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer,

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Laurie Schalow, Chief Corporate Reputation Officer of Chipotle & Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Board Member
Laurie Schalow

Chief Corporate Reputation Officer,

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Michael McGawn, Counsel of Chipotle & Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Board Member
Michael McGawn

VP Deputy General Counsel,

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Nicole West, VP Digital Strategy of Chipotle & Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Board Member
Nicole West

VP Digital Strategy,

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Foundation Officers
Laurie Schalow, Chipotle Cultivate Foundation President
Laurie Schalow

President

Caitlin Leibert, Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Executive Director
Caitlin Leibert

Executive Director

Michael McGaw, Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Secretary
Michael McGawn

Secretary

Adam Rymer, Chipotle Cultivate Foundation Treasurer
Adam Rymer

Treasurer