At the James Beard Foundation, we’re working every day to provide programs and services that touch every step of a culinary career.
By giving a JBF Inspired Gift of any amount, you can help our mission to create a more equitable, sustainable, and delicious food industry.


Support an individual on their culinary journey today!





Or, direct your gift to a specific program supporting the culinary industry:

Women's Leadership Fund

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



Advocacy & Sustainability

Fueling our Good Food for Good™ mission via initiatives like the Chef Bootcamp for Policy and Change, the Climate Solutions for Restaurant Survival campaign, and other projects helping the independent restaurant industry reach new standards around equity, sustainability, and workplace practices.



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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To make a donation or learn more about membership at the James Beard Foundation, please

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.