Whataburger Family Foundation Fund You can donate to the Employee Assistance Fund or to the Scholarship Fund.

Make a Gift to the Whataburger Family Foundation Fund

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After Harmon Dobson founded the first Whataburger it 1950, it didn’t take long for him to realize that if he valued people as family, he’d be successful no matter what. Over 700 stores later, we still believe our success is rooted in the family environment we’ve worked to uphold. We still value our people as family, and that’s why we’ve created the Whataburger Family Foundation (WFF).

The purpose of the Whataburger Family Foundation is to provide emergency assistance to Whataburger family members who are experiencing immediate unforeseen financial hardships. Established in 2003, the WFF has provided grants exceeding $5.2 million to more than 9,000 family members to assist with housing and shelter, food, utilities, medical needs and funerals.

The Whataburger Family Foundation doesn’t just help during hard times. They support people through the good days too – the college days. The Whataburger Scholarship Program was created for all Whataburger family members and their immediate dependents to assist in the cost of their continuing education.  Established in 2005, the scholarship program has awarded $2.3 million to more than 1100 family members and their dependents.

The WFF is funded by Whataburger family members, suppliers and Whataburger franchise owners.  All requests for assistance are reviewed and approved by the San Antonio Area Foundation.

Give by Mail

Mail your check payable to San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, San Antonio, TX 78215. Please indicate that you are donating to either the WFF Employee Assistance, Scholarships or Endowment in the memo line.

Give Online - Employee Assistance Fund

Contribute online with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card via a safe and secure transaction, processed through a secure server. 

Give Online - Scholarship Fund

Contribute online with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card via a safe and secure transaction, processed through a secure server. 

Give Online - Endowment Fund

Contribute online with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card via a safe and secure transaction, processed through a secure server.