The Culinary Trust
The Culinary Trust, IACP's philanthropic partner for more than 30 years, has a mission of providing youth and professionals with tools, resources and opportunties to understand and act on critical issues in the world of food.
The Culinary Trust fulfills this mission through grants, educational programs and community programs supporting broad areas in Food History & Culture, Food Policy & Advocacy, and Culinary Education, including:
• Growing Leaders Fund start-up and step-up grants to support mission-driven culinary professionals who are creating projects and programs to address critical food issues
• NEW issues-driven Food Writing Fellowships – launched nationwide in 2016
• Professional Development internships placing culinary- and food policy-focused emerging professionals in exceptional learning environments for cause-driven career growth
• Food Action grants for organizations combating hunger through innovative and community-supported programming
Recent funding has prioritized youth cooking education initiatives in schools and with nonprofits, individual and project grants addressing critical food issues, hunger alleviation, issues-focused food writing, and professional development internships at food-issues focused organizations across the U.S.