Culinary Grants

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. Grants are awarded to support chefs, farmers, wine-, beer-, and spirit-makers, artisan producers, food-focused nonprofits, and educational groups. The grants align with the AFWA’s mission to foster education, awareness, and innovation in the Central Texas food and wine community.

The AFWA’s culinary grants are made possible via proceeds from our annual signature events, beneficiary events, and generous community donations.

Interested in supporting the Culinary Grant Program? Click here to learn more about the many ways you can help! 

Austin Food & Wine Alliance has awarded $192,500 in grants to the Central Texas culinary community since 2011.


2017 – $50,000

2016 – $27,500

2015 – $40,000

2014 – $30,000

2013 – $25,000

2012 – $25,000