The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the hospitality industry, leaving thousands of bartenders, servers, sommeliers, cooks, managers, and support staff scrambling to make ends meet. In an effort to help, Spirited has compiled this list of organizations raising money and offering aid. There are many more than just those listed here—including global, regional, state, and local resources. If you’d like to be added to this list online, please contact editor@SpiritedBiz.com
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Another Round, Another Rally is a nonprofit financial resource for the hospitality industry. We provide reimbursement grants and immersive educational scholarships to further the education of underrepresented voices in the community, and supply emergency assistance to those employed in restaurants, bars, and hotels who have fallen on unexpected hardship. anotherroundanotherrally.org
CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees helps food and beverage service employees with children, who are faced with life-altering circumstances and in need of help, including being medically diagnosed with COVID 19. coregives.org
Emergency Fund for U.S. Sommeliers assists professional sommeliers who find themselves jobless because of enforced COVID 19 restaurant closures. www.gofundme.com/f/sommelier-emergency-fund
Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund launched by the James Beard Foundation to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need due to the COVID 19 pandemic. www.jamesbeard.org/blog/relief-fund
Hospitality Relief Dashboard rounds up hundreds of resources for hospitality professionals. www.barmagic.com/relief
Lift Your Spirits raises funds to support workers in the foodservice industry whose livelihood is being significantly impacted by COVID 19. Proceeds from the campaign will support the restaurant worker relief efforts at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. www.liftyourspirits.org
Mothers in Hospitality Direct Relief Fund For any mothers in the hospitality industry that have experienced a severe set back because of COVID 19, ONEHOPE is extending grants of $100 ($50 grocery credit and $50 ONEHOPE credit). charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/hospitality-relief
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund provides free cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other tipped workers and service workers who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns. ofwemergencyfund.org
The Restaurant Strong Fund from Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation is bringing aid to restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures in 20 states. www.restaurantstrong.org
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has created a fund to help individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises because of COVID 19. It also provides no-interest loans to small businesses to assist in re-opening once the crisis is over. www.restaurantworkerscf.org
Somm Relief Project Together in partnership, The SOMM Journal, The Tasting Panel magazine, and SommCon have teamed up to award grants to nonprofit organizations that help sommeliers and the wine and spirits industry, as well as individuals who have been impacted economically by COVID-19. Both nonprofit organizations and individuals can access the requirements and applications, by clicking on the SOMM Relief Project link at either www.sommjournal.com or www.sommconusa.com.
Support Our Sommeliers (SOS) from Crimson Wine Group invites sommeliers from the across the country to share their stories and experiences on its social media platforms. Each sommelier influencer who participates in a wine educational video will receive a stipend and a donation will be made to CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees). www.crimsonwinegroup.com/support-sommeliers
United States Bartenders’ Guild National Charity Foundation provides emergency assistance grants to bartenders and their families. Applicants do not need to be a USBG member. www.usbgfoundation.org
If you’d like to be added to this list, please contact editor@SpiritedBiz.com