Grantees of Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans

In acknowledgment of the immeasurable contributions the Black and Indigenous communities have made to the modern American foodscape, we've created a fund to provide financial resources for majority-owned Black or Indigenous businesses. To learn more about the Investment Fund and how the regions were determined, please visit the FAQ’s page.

The second application period for the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans is closed. Please sign up for our industry newsletter for updates on the next application round and to view helpful business resources. 

Round 1 Grantees

Region 1
CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, Washington, D.C., WV
Region 2
IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, PA, VA
Region 3
AL, AR, FL, MO, MS, OK 
Region 4*
GA, NC, TN, SC
Region 5
AZ, CO, KS, LA, NM, NV, Puerto Rico, TX, UT
Region 6
AK, CA, HI, ID, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, WA, WI, WY

Round 2 Grantees

Region 1
CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, Washington, D.C., WV
Region 2
IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, PA, VA
Region 3
AL, AR, FL, MO, MS, OK 
Region 4
GA, NC, TN, SC
Region 5
AZ, CO, KS, LA, NM, NV, Puerto Rico, TX, UT
Region 6
AK, CA, HI, ID, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, WA, WI, WY

Page last updated 4/6/2021.