Why give to the James Beard Foundation?
Because you can actually taste the difference your donation makes. By supporting JBF, you are helping us to achieve our mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.
To view our most recent annual report, visit our annual report page.
JBF General Operating Fund
Supporting the James Beard Foundation in its mission to celebrate, nurture, and preserve America’s diverse culinary heritage and future.
Women's Leadership Fund
Supporting aspiring female chefs and food entrepreneurs to develop their leadership and culinary skills through mentorship grantee opportunities.
JBF General Scholarship Fund
Supporting the next generation of great culinary talent in America.
Existing 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.
Andrew Zimmern “Second Chances” Scholarship
Offering a student faced with extreme challenges a "second chance" to overcome these hardships.
Charlie Trotter Memorial Scholarship
Supporting an aspiring culinary professional who plans to further their education by attending an accredited culinary school.
Clay Triplette Memorial Scholarship
Supporting a deserving student who wants to study baking and pastry.
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.
Mildred Amico Scholarship
Supporting an aspiring student in appreciation of the achievements of our Program Director Emerita, Mildred Amico.
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.
Tony May Scholarship for Italian Culinary Studies
Supporting a student in Italian culinary studies in the name of the venerable restaurateur and culinary ambassador of Italy, Tony May.
To make a fully tax-deductible contribution to the James Beard Foundation, please contact Nico Rodriguez, director of membership and individual giving, by calling 212.657.4984 ext. 552. We also welcome any donation-related questions you may have via email.
You can also support the James Beard Foundation by becoming a member. For more information about elevated membership levels, please contact Membership Services at 212.675.4984 ext. 221 or by email.
*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.