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TAO Cares COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund

TAO Cares Relief Fund, a charitable organization newly formed by Tao Group Hospitality, has established the TAO Cares COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund to help ease the financial burden Tao Group Hospitality current and former employees may face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund provides tax-free funds for any number of hardships; including unanticipated healthcare costs, food, medicine, and other necessities. This assistance is available on a grant request basis to any of Tao Group Hospitality’s employees, including those who were laid off or placed on unpaid leave as a result of the pandemic. We look forward to reopening our doors to deliver unforgettable experiences side by side with our teams when it is safe to do so. Until then, donations to the Fund will go towards supporting our extended work family – and their families – through this difficult time. TAO Cares Relief Fund is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations to the Fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

If you’re part of our work family and need assistance, please apply for an Employee Relief Grant.

TAO Cares COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund Information

Donations to the COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund initiative will be used to ease the financial burden of Tao Group Hospitality’s current and former employees directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This may include unanticipated healthcare costs, rent or mortgage payments, utility expenses, food, medicine, and other necessities.  To the extent there are no additional hardship applications, donations will be used to support other charitable organizations directly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities.

Donations to the TAO Cares Relief Fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The TAO Cares Relief Fund, the charitable organization operating the COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund, is exempt from federal income taxation as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The exemption is retroactive to March 19, 2020, the date of the Fund’s incorporation.

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Yes, you will receive a tax receipt. If you do not receive your tax receipt or you misplace it, please contact for another copy.

Yes; however, our offices are currently closed and there are delays with postal mail, so please consider making your donation online. If you do prefer to donate by check, please make your check payable to TAO CARES RELIEF FUND and write COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund directly on the check memo line to identify your donation. Please make sure to provide a return address or email so that we can contact you with your donation receipt. Checks can be mailed to:

TAO Cares Relief Fund
Two Penn Plaza 19th floor
New York, NY 10121

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Tao Group Hospitality Cares is the philanthropic and charitable arm of Tao Group Hospitality.

Mission Statement

Tao Group Hospitality Cares strives to make a positive impact on the communities Tao Group Hospitality serves, supporting causes that are most meaningful to its employees and diverse group of guests. We work with numerous organizations, paying special attention to causes related to youth development, health and wellness, and cancer research. By leveraging our portfolio of brand name venues in key markets like New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Singapore and Sydney, Australia, Tao Group Hospitality Cares is able to raise funds through creating unique activities, hosting events in our properties or surrounding communities, and enabling employees to give back through exclusive volunteer opportunities.

2019 Year in Review


Hours volunteered to support children’s hospitals, youth homeless shelters, animal welfare organizations, and local communities.


Meals donated to homeless shelters, food rescue organizations, and tasting table events.


Raised for programs to support students living with autism and associated career opportunities.


Raised for cancer research through the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.


Raised to support the Covenant House homeless youth shelter and specifically its mother-child program.


In-kind donations to help support 501c3 charities in our local communities and organizations our employees’ support.


Charity events and fundraisers held in our venues throughout New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

Signature Programs

Autism Speaks Group Photo

World Autism Awareness

For the fifth consecutive year, Tao Group Hospitality Cares will participate in World Autism Awareness Month including sensory inclusion training for all employees and expanding the work-study programs for students with autism within Tao Group Hospitality venues. This is made possible through donations to charities like Eden II Programs, Autism Speaks and Kulture City.

Sensory Inclusion

Sensory Inclusion

In partnership with Kulture City, Tao Group Hospitality will become one of the first global hospitality groups to have sensory inclusive restaurants. Staff members at each venue have completed a training program regarding how to welcome and host guests with sensory needs. Additionally, each venue will have sensory inclusion packs (including headphones, a weighted blanket, visual feeling thermometer, fidget spinner, stress ball, and a KC VIP Lanyard) for families to borrow while they are dining in the venues.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness

Tao Group Hospitality Cares supports Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating 10% of proceeds from select food and beverage specials throughout the month of October to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, Tao Group Hospitality employees participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, and are the leading team with over 1,000 walkers each year.

Homeless Youth Support

Tao Group Hospitality Cares supports development for homeless youth through a partnership with the Covenant House in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and through the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth in Las Vegas. In an act of solidarity and support for the Covenant House, every year Tao Group Hospitality employees sleep outside so homeless youth don’t have to, raising funds for simple everyday needs in the shelter such as healthcare, meals, and career readiness training.

Homeless Youth


In an effort to promote mindfulness, Tao Group Hospitality Cares has curated a mindfulness menu that includes several mental wellness resources.

Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to supporting the above company-wide programs, Tao Group Hospitality employees volunteer serving food, mentoring youth, and promoting animal adoption and wellness throughout the year.

Volunteer Meals

Partner Organizations

Tao Group Hospitality Cares strives to make a positive impact on the communities and individuals Tao Group Hospitality serves, supporting causes that are most meaningful to its employees in addition to their diverse group of guests. They work with numerous organizations, specifically supporting causes related to youth development, health and wellness, and cancer research. Learn more about our community partners and how you can get involved with their efforts today.

Connect With Us

Do you want to help participate or partner with Tao Group Hospitality Cares? Please feel free to follow us on Instagram to learn more about upcoming fundraising and volunteer opportunities.