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Charitable Foundation

Giving Back

Our Story

The Cheesecake Factory inherited a tradition of excellence from our founders, Oscar and Evelyn Overton, whose values have shaped our culture and continue to define the character of our company. In their honor, in 2001, The Cheesecake Factory Oscar & Evelyn Overton Charitable Foundation was proudly created. We give back to the communities we serve, and we offer our staff members opportunities to give back, too.

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1 Million*

pounds of food for local Feeding America food banks

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$3.6 Million*

donated to City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

 

*As of October, 2021

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$1 Million*

to support Give Back Team Sponsorship

Join Us

Your contribution to The Cheesecake Factory Oscar & Evelyn Overton Charitable Foundation helps us support non-profit organizations and unite our caring and conscientious staff members with volunteer opportunities to serve their communities. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.

Give Back Team Sponsorship

Our signature program, Give Back, sponsors teams of staff members who volunteer their time for fundraising and community service projects for the charities they care about the most. The larger the team, the larger our donation! Hundreds of non-profits are served each year.

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Peanut Butter Drive

September is Hunger Action Month, and our staff takes action by collecting dollars and jars of peanut butter for local Feeding America® food banks. Since 2008 we have donated more than one million pounds of food to Feeding America.

Peanut Butter Drive
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South L.A. Youth Center

Since 2006, the Foundation has funded Saturday programing at The Salvation Army’s youth and community center in south-central Los Angeles, the Siemon Center. Giving the children of this neighborhood, and their families, a safe place to play and learn each Saturday.

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Thanksgiving Feast

On Thanksgiving Day, our staff give thanks by giving back to local Salvation Army Centers, donating their time and energy to host a special Cheesecake Factory holiday dinner. More than 6,000 meals are prepared and served at 13 Salvation Army centers across America.

The Covid pandemic interrupted this tradition, but it will return 2022.

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Charity Golf Tournament

Our invitational charity golf tournament is supported by our business partners. Relationships are built while raising money for the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. City of Hope is an innovative biomedical research, treatment and education institution in Duarte, California. As a result of the tournament the Foundation has donated more than $3.6million to City of Hope.