Why give to the James Beard Foundation?

Because you can actually taste the difference your donation makes. You are contributing to a culinary scholarship fund that helps the next generation of great American chefs realize their dreams. You are helping to preserve America’s culinary heritage and elevate American cuisine.

To view our current list of donors, visit our donors page.

JBF General Operating Fund

I want to make a donation to the JBF General Operating Fund, which supports the James Beard Foundation in its mission to celebrate, nurture, and preserve America’s diverse culinary heritage and future. 


Existing Scholarship

 I want to make a donation to an existing James Beard Foundation scholarship:



To make a tax-deductible donation by phone, please call 212.627.5252 and speak to Kris Moon, Director of Charitable Giving and Strategic Partnerships. Or submit a question regarding a donation by email.


You can also support the James Beard Foundation by becoming a member. For more information about elevated membership levels, please contact the Membership Services at 212.627.2308 or by email.


*The James Beard Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations to the James Beard Foundation qualify for most corporate matching grant programs. A portion of your donation will be allocated for the administration of the JBF scholarship program.