Calling all culinary businesses and nonprofits! The Austin Food and Wine Alliance grant program is now accepting applications through October 24th! The unique grant program is the first in the nation to provide support to famers, artisan producers, chefs, wine/beer/spirits makers, culinary businesses and culinary professionals whose projects and initiatives show innovation and give back to their communities. As of 2020, they have awarded $367,500 in grants to help innovative culinary projects come to fruition and we are so proud to be a part of this journey.

In 2016 Tabatha wanted to continue her late husband’s legacy and partnered with AFWA on establishing the Jeff Conarko Grant for Sustainability. This grant awards a local business or non-profit that has a commitment to sustainable and traceable practices. If you know of a culinary business or you culinary project is a fit for these grants, then we encourage you to apply! Grant application deadline is October 24th so click forward right now and send to everyone you know who might be a good fit! Let’s go and do some good in Jeff’s memory.