Our Requirements

To receive funding from the Slave 2 Nothing® Foundation, each applicant must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that focuses on the fight against substance abuse and/or human trafficking in a state where there is an In-N-Out Burger® restaurant: Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Nevada, Oregon and Utah. Applications are by invitation only.

The Slave 2 Nothing Foundation supports two types of nonprofit organizations:

  1. Substance Abuse organizations that assist individuals and their families to gain freedom and healing in the following ways:
    • Detox, inpatient (residential) treatment, outpatient treatment, transitional /sober living facility, support services, and prevention
  2. Anti-Human Trafficking organizations that create, educate and assist with solutions to eliminate human trafficking in the following ways:
    • Drop-in center, emergency safe home, Long-term residential programs, support services, and prevention

The Process

When we receive donations for the Slave 2 Nothing Foundation, we are receiving the trust to effectively use those funds. We engage in an extensive due diligence process to ensure that any funding we provide will be used to make the greatest impact possible.

Our grant process is currently invitation only and we are not able to consider new organizations for our 2021/22 grant cycle. We are in the development of a new process for inviting organizations to apply for funding and we anticipate that being available to view here on our website January 2022. We know that many organizations are excited to share their impact and work in the community and we welcome the chance to learn more in the future. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Financial Analysis

We evaluate the financial health of each organization and request their most recent 990 tax returns and financial audit information. This information is reviewed and taken into consideration along with the grant proposal and other related materials. Key financial and management factors include the following:


  • Debt History / Management
  • Cash Reserves / Revenue Reliability
  • Program vs. Expense Ratio
  • Cash Liquidity Ratio
  • Fundraising Efficiency
  • Staff Salaries


  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Whistle Blower Policy
  • Competitive Staff Salary Analysis

Our Timeframe

Grants are reviewed and awarded on an annual basis using the following schedule (*subject to change).

  • Application: By invitation only *We will not be able to consider new organizations for the 2021/2022 grant cycle
  • Application and Annual Report Deadline: November 1st
  • Final Grant Decisions Made: First Week of May
  • Notifications: Early May

Funding Availability

The Slave 2 Nothing Foundation is able to fund only a limited number of the total requests we receive. If a particular request meets funding criteria but does not receive support, one should not interpret this as an indication of the Slave 2 Nothing Foundation’s lack of appreciation for the merit and worthiness of either the request or the organization seeking support. We welcome the opportunity to discuss possible future funding by invitation. While there is no guarantee of ongoing support, there is no limitation on how many times an organization can apply. Each request is reviewed on its individual merit, and decisions are not based on prior year submittals. Therefore, an organization can reapply each year.

On occasion, an organization that receives a grant asks to recognize Slave 2 Nothing and/or In-N-Out Burger for such contributions. While we are always honored by the request, we do not encourage or recommend any such recognition. Part of our company’s mission statement is to “assist all communities in our marketplace”, and so we are pleased to support your efforts.