It’s Time to Put Their Money Where Your Mouth Is – 2012 AF&WA Grant Applications

It’s Time to Put Their Money Where Your Mouth Is – 2012 Austin Food & Wine Alliance Grant Applications

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance will award three (3) grants (1 at $10,000 and 2 at $5,000) to selected organizations and/or individuals for the purpose of culinary innovation that contributes to the Austin and/or Central Texas community.

Grant Eligibility

Grant recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Food and beverage artisans, producers, culinary professionals or represent a culinary/food-focused non profit serving the Austin and/or Central Texas community
  • Must be located in Central Texas (within in the following counties) – Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hays, Kerr, Kendall, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson
  • Must demonstrate how the grant will be used for culinary innovation in their respective fields (including wine, beer, spirits and food industry)
  • Represent fiduciary responsibility and transparency
  • Must follow the reporting and accountability guidelines
  • Attend Grant Awards ceremony on December 12, 2012
  • Agree to participate in PR initiatives to promote AFWA & Grant Program
  • Agree to AFWA website presence and mutual promotion of AFWA & grant program
  • Must provide three (3) written reference letters as to why organization or individual should receive an AFWA grant and detail the reference’s relationships with the organization and/or individual

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All applications must be received or postmarked by midnight, October 19, 2012.

Recipients and non-recipients will be notified no later than November 30, 2012.

Grants will be awarded at a ceremony on December 12, 2012 at AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

For questions, contact

Click here to download the AFWA grant announcement press release.

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Mission of the AFWA….The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is non-profit organization* dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming and events. 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 Texas food, wine, spirits and craft brews and to increase appreciation of Texas’ culinary impact.

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