Philanthropy & Development

Philanthropy & Development

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For Giving Tuesday 2021 (November 30), Tales of the Cocktail Foundation recommends donations to our partner and grantee Turning Tables.

Turning tables advocates for equity in the hospitality industry by providing mentorship, educational tools, and platforms for exposure in a system of support for the black and brown communities of New Orleans. Turning Tables is changing the face of hospitality by cultivating leadership and creating a model for equitable access to career pathways.

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that integrates philanthropy and development into every facet of its programming. The Foundation, with guidance from the Philanthropy & Development Committee, aspires to put forward a philanthropic portfolio that:

    • addresses critical challenges impacting the Spirits community with creative programs and resources
    • nurtures nascent and emerging projects and organizations that are reflective of and responsive to community needs
    • promotes the Foundation’s mission to Educate, Advance, and Support the hospitality industry

The Philanthropy & Development Committee is made up of key industry stakeholders who advise the committee on promoting the welfare of the global hospitality industry. The Committee advises on the Foundation’s entire suite of giving efforts, including, but not limited to:

Grant-giving and Direct Relief

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s grant-giving and direct relief programs aim to support emerging and existing organizations and individuals that demonstrate a vision, determination, and ability to make meaningful change in the global hospitality industry across a spectrum of diverse topics. 2022 Grant-giving and direct relief programs will be announced on a rolling basis. Check out our past grant recipients and direct relief programs below.

Beyond the Bar Activations and Day of Service

Through TOTCF’s signature Beyond the Bar programming, the Foundation looks to address serious issues within the global drinks industry, including; mental and physical wellness, substance abuse, sexual harassment, diversity, and sustainability. Wellness workshops and service projects are active throughout the year.

Policy Protection Initiative 

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation partners with a variety of policy experts to amplify & advocate for improved and equitable benefits and resources for the U.S. hospitality industry while calling the community to action. Interested in advocating for the rights of hospitality workers? Send us a message at

2022 Spirited Awards® Philanthropy Award

The Spirited Awards Philanthropy Award honors outstanding service to the spirits industry and community at large. The TOTC Philanthropy & Development Committee serves as the voting body for this award.

Non-profit Partnerships

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation partners with a variety of hospitality-focused nonprofit organizations aimed at improving the mental & physical health of workers in the 

Interested in a partnership or applying for a grant? Please contact +

TOTCF 2020 Grant Recipients


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