Women's Leadership Fund

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

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JBF Scholarship Fund

Supporting the next generation of great culinary talent in America.

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Current Scholarship Funds

JBF National Scholars Program

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

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

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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.

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Mildred Amico Scholarship
Supporting an aspiring student in appreciation of the achievements of our Program Director Emerita, Mildred Amico.

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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.

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

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To make a donation or learn more about membership at the James Beard Foundation, please development@jamesbeard.org.
 

To view our most recent annual report, visit our annual report page.

*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.