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Culinary Grant

Grants to Texas Nonprofits, Businesses, and Individuals
for Culinary and Beverage Innovation in Central Texas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Austin Food and Wine Alliance

Deadline Date:

12/01/17 Midnight Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Texas nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to support culinary and beverage innovation in Austin or the Central Texas region. Applications are invited from food-oriented organizations, as well as food or beverage artisans, chefs, producers, farmers, and other culinary professionals. Applicants must demonstrate how the grant will be used for culinary innovation.

The Austin Food and Wine Alliance is nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming and events. Guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and committees made up of culinary-and-community-minded professionals, the Alliance’s commitment is to promote Texas food, wine, spirits and craft brews and to increase appreciation of Texas’ culinary impact.

Grant recipients:
-Must demonstrate community giveback and/or show the impact the initiative will have on the community
-Agree to participate in PR and social media initiatives to promote AFWA and Grant Program
-Agree to AFWA website presence and mutual promotion of AFWA and Grant Program

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147405

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests may not exceed $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants may indicate one of the following statuses on the application form:
-Nonprofit (501c3)

Grant recipients must meet the following criteria:

-Food and beverage artisans, producers, chefs/culinary professionals, farmers, wine-, beer- and spirit-makers, and food-focused nonprofits serving the Austin and or Central Texas Community

-Must be located in Central Texas (within the following counties): Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hays, Kerr, Kendall, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson

-Represent fiduciary responsibility and transparency

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must provide three written reference letters as to why you or your organization should receive an AFWA grant and detail the reference’s relationship

Grant applications will be available beginning Oct. 18, 2017 through Dec. 1, 2017. All applications must be digitally received by Dec. 1, 2017 (by midnight).

Recipients and non-recipients will be notified no later than Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Grants will be awarded at a ceremony in February.

Program Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Austin Food and Wine Alliance
P.O. Box 164112
Austin, TX 78716

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hays, Kerr, Kendall, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis, and Williamson Counties