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 first application period for the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans is closed and grantees have been notified as of February 9, 2021. Please sign up for the industry newsletter for updates on the next application round and business resources. 

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


*An additional grant in the Region 4 was made possible by a restricted donation from Katie Button Restaurants.

Page last updated 2/9/2021.