What We Do

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming, and events

We have awarded over $250,000 in grants to incredibly worthy and innovative recipients. 

Make a direct impact on the future of the central Texas culinary community by contributing to a grant, sponsoring an event, or supporting our culinary career conference.


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 the appreciation and awareness of innovations in food, wine, spirits, and craft brews in Central Texas. The Alliance is the non-profit beneficiary of the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival. This funding goes directly to supporting all aspects of the Alliance’s mission, including our vibrant grant program, signature epicurean events, and broad culinary education resources.
Austin Food & Wine Alliance is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The IRS EIN remains 74-2455336 as established under the original name, Austin F&W Alliance.