The Brian Ortega Foundation

About Us

A nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring others to be the change they hope to see in this world.

I am Brian Ortega. I am a professional MMA fighter; a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor

I created this foundation in an effort to help others. I want to inspire people of all ages to Be the Change. Be the change you’d like to see in this world. My foundation is a nonprofit organization completely run by unpaid volunteers. 100% of proceeds raised through this foundation are donated back to our community and beyond.

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The T-City Scholarship

The T-city Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for one year of training at any Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center in the world, including Gracie University Headquarters where Brian Ortega trains and teaches. Although we intend to broaden the scope of the scholarship in the future, for now a child must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the T-city Scholarship:

  • Must be between 6 to 16 years of age
  • Must live near a Certified Training Center (CTC)
  • Must have means of transportation to the CTC (car, bus, bike, etc.)

Step 1: Submitting an Application

If the child meets the above criteria, he/she may submit a scholarship application (with parent/guardian approval) by submitting an application using the button below

Although our goal is to help as many children as we can, we will focus on helping those in greatest need first. The initial application review process takes time, and we will reply to you as soon as possible. Please do not submit multiple applications for the same child.

Thank you for your patience.


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Step 2: In-Person Interview
After the written application is reviewed, if the child is selected for scholarship consideration, they will be invited to an in-person interview (along with a parent or guardian) at the nearest Certified Training Center. The purpose of the interview is to learn more about the child and to further verify that they are the best candidate for the scholarship.

Step 3: Begin the Jiu-Jitsu Journey
After the in-person interview at the CTC, a final decision will be made. If the scholarship is approved, the child will be able to begin the jiu-jitsu journey right away, and all tuition fees will be covered by the Brian Ortega Foundation for a full year!

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