Thank you for your interest in donating to the James Beard Foundation. Your donation to the James Beard Foundation supports our Good Food for Good® mission and will provide critical resources that champion a food and beverage industry anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability.

Make a Donation or learn more about our programs and donate to specific initiatives below.





Open for Good

Open for Good is the James Beard Foundation’s campaign to help independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term. The programs provide critical resources to help independent restaurants build the capacity to come back stronger, more equitable, more sustainable, and more resilient.


Women's Leadership Fund

Supporting aspiring women chefs and food entrepreneurs to develop their leadership and culinary skills through mentorship grantee opportunities. 


JBF Scholarship Fund

Supporting the next generation of great culinary talent in America.



Current Scholarship Funds

JBF National Scholars Program

Providing significant financial support to twelve regional students in the areas of food sciences, food studies, business, and the culinary arts.



Andrew Zimmern “Second Chances” Scholarship 
Offering a student faced with extreme challenges a "second chance" to overcome these hardships.



Jean-Louis Palladin Work/Study Grant
Providing grant support to recipients to spend time learning from and working with master growers, producers, and food artisans; to cook alongside renowned chefs in America and abroad; and to study varied specialized skills.



Patrick Clark Memorial Scholarship
Supporting an aspiring student in the name of one of the leading exponents of the New American Cuisine, Chef Patrick Clark.



Peter Kump Memorial Scholarship
Commemorating the inspiring culinary legacy that Peter Kump created by supporting a deserving student in his name.



Matching Gifts

Your contribution to the James Beard Foundation may be eligible for a match from your employer. Use our search tool to see if your employer matches, and find the necessary forms and instructions to multiply your impact.

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*The James Beard Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations to the James Beard Foundation qualify for most corporate matching grant programs. A portion of your donation will be allocated for the administration of the JBF scholarship program.