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James Beard Foundation Opens Applications For F&B Fund to Support Black & Indigenous Americans

James Beard Foundation — a nonprofit organization whose mission includes celebrating leaders in American food culture — announced the launch of its grant initiative back in September to support Black and Indigenous Americans working in the F&B industries. Black and Indigenous-owned businesses are closing at disproportionate rates. Donate now to the JBF Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans which provides emergency relief grants and mentorship to those businesses most at risk. Give today: — James Beard Foundation (@beardfoundation) December 15, 2020 The foundation has now officially opened up applications to provide these grants (valued at $15,000) to F&B businesses majority-owned by Black or Indigenous individuals. According to a press release, the initiative was initially launched as a component of the organization’s Open For Good campaign that kicked off back in April of 2019, to rebuild a stronger, more independent...

Njera Perkins

Jan 11, 2021