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.

Sign up here for regular updates on the James Beard Foundation and Open for Good campaign. 

Watch our Open for Good: Compensation, Benefits, and Growth webinar here.


  Other ways to give.



Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans
(September 2020-Present)

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
(March-April 2020)

For information about the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund and a list of grant recipients click here. Have questions? Please visit our Relief Fund FAQ page.



James Beard Foundation Scholarship funds

You can make a donation to the James Beard Foundation Scholarship funds here.



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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