Dallas Food & Wine Alliance to Award $ 16,000 in Local Grants


All types of food producers, including chefs, farmers, brewers, growers and nonprofits, will soon be able to apply for $ 16,000 in grants from the Dallas Food & Wine Alliance. More specifically, they are looking for pioneers with a strong community impact.

The Dallas Food & Wine Alliance, a non-profit culinary organization dedicated to fostering education, awareness and innovation in the North Texas food and wine community, last year expanded to include the whole state to form the Texas Food & Wine Alliance (TFWA), which will provide grants to businesses in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Houston.

This year’s Dallas funding comes from the Dallas Bourbon Club Scholarship, Tito’s Handmade Vodka Entrepreneur Scholarship, and the Truffle Masters for Community Heroes Scholarship. The Dallas TFWA Grants Selection Committee will select the winners.

“We are delighted to be able to continue our grants program despite the setbacks of the pandemic,” Grants President and Alliance President Cathy Cochran-Lewis wrote in a statement. “It was only through incredible partnerships and the generous, supportive culture of Dallas and North Texas that we were able to raise funds for grants this year. These funds will continue to be reinjected into the community through unique and innovative projects.

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Previous grants have helped the Coalition for Multicultural Refugees.

Texas Food and Wine Alliance

Since 2012, TFWA grants have supported many local innovative projects, such as Argus Cidery, Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria, Blacklands Malt, New Farm Institute at Green Gate Farms, Miche Bread and Snodgrass Farms.

“Being able to support and realize the dreams of so many in our community is truly a sincere mission for our organization,” TFWA Interim Executive Director Gina Burchenal wrote in a statement. “We are privileged to do this work and are inspired by the many chefs, craft producers, bartenders, wine and spirits producers who have contributed to this remarkable culinary landscape for North Texas. It has been a difficult year for our non-profit organization and we are extremely grateful to our sponsors and partners who have supported us in our mission.

Applications for these grants open October 1 online on the Dallas Food and Wine Alliance website. To assist applicants with the grant process, a statewide virtual briefing will be held via Zoom at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7. Potential candidates can register by email. [email protected]

The deadline for submitting applications is October 24. All applicants will be notified by November 23 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at Fairmont Austin on December 13.


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