Grants


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The Austin Food & Wine Alliance Culinary Grant Program is the nation’s first program to provide funding that supports culinary innovation and contributes to the local community.

The epicurean landscape continues to evolve. We realized that while there are VCs for startups and grants for humanitarian causes and small business loans, there was a huge gap in the market for people that are literally making the future of food.

Grants are awarded to support chefs, farmers, wine-, beer-, and spirit-makers, artisan producers, food-focused nonprofits, and educational groups. The AFWA’s culinary grants are made possible via proceeds from our annual signature events, beneficiary events, and generous community donations.

If you want to make an impact, right now, click here and donate, fund a grant, sponsor an event, or designate us as a beneficiary for your event.

Austin Food & Wine Alliance has awarded $252,500 in grants to the Central Texas culinary community since 2012.

2018 – $60,000

2017 – $50,000

2016 – $27,500

2015 – $40,000

2014 – $30,000

2013 – $25,000

2012 – $25,000