Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The James Beard Foundation Inc

  • New York, NY
  • WWW.JAMESBEARD.ORG

Mission Statement

To celebrate, nurture, and preserve America's diverse culinary heritage and future.

Main Programs

  1. James Beard Foundation Awards
  2. Culinary Scholarships
  3. James Beard House Events
Service Areas

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National

The James Beard Foundation supports the Culinary Arts, chefs and members throughout the United States.

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer since 2006

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Susan Ungaro

Keywords

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culinary arts, scholarships, chefs and food professionals, awards for culinary excellence, fundraising dinners

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EIN

13-2752108

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

James Beard Foundation Awards

The James Beard Foundation Awards are the nation's preeminent honors for culinary professionals. More than 60 awards are given out in the categories of cookbooks, restaurants and chefs, design and graphics, broadcast media, journalism, and achievement. Nominees and award winners are selected by their industry peers, with more than 600 culinary professionals involved in the voting process. The James Beard Foundation Awards are a grand celebration and a tribute to some of the greatest chefs of our time.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$1,300,000.00

Program 2

Culinary Scholarships

Since the beginning of our scholarship program in 1991, the James Beard Foundation has awarded more than 3.6 million dollars in scholarships and tuition wavers, which help nurture and cultivate the next generation of America's culinary stars.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$150,000.00

Program 3

James Beard House Events

Each year the James Beard Foundation showcases the culinary talent of more than 250 chefs at the dinners, lunches, and workshops held regularly in what was James Beard’s Greenwich Village Townhouse.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$350,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The James Beard Foundation supports the Culinary Arts, chefs and members throughout the United States.

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THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Apr 01-Mar 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The James Beard Foundation Inc

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Principal Officer

Susan Ungaro

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Woodrow W. Campbell

Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP

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