Today the restaurant industry and the entire ecosystem which the industry supports—the farmers, producers, distributors, local communities, and others—are facing a severe crisis.
Through our Open for Good campaign, the Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.
Find out more about Open for Good.
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Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans
To help create a more equitable industry for communities that are disproportionately impacted by systemic racism and in acknowledgment of the immeasurable contribution that these two communities have made to the modern American foodscape, the Foundation is launching The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans to provide financial resources for food or beverage businesses that are majority-owned by Black or Indigenous individuals.
For information about the fund and how to make a contribution, click here.
Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund
James Beard Foundation Scholarship funds
You can make a donation to the James Beard Foundation Scholarship funds here.
To make a donation via phone, please contact Martina Camarda, membership and development coordinator, at 212-675-4984 x221.
If you have a donor-advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF's sponsoring organization is participating).
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