Philanthropy & Development

Philanthropy & Development

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 & Advocacy Work 

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 education@talesofthecocktail.org

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 grants@talesofthecocktail.org + education@talesofthecocktail.org

Past Grant Recipients

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation's previous grant-giving to projects have supported new and established programs with a vision and determination to make meaningful change in the hospitality industry across a wide spectrum of diverse issues.

2020

2019

2018

Philanthropy & Development Committee

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Philanthropy & Development Committee is comprised 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, Beyond the Bar activations and Day of Service, policy and advocacy work, and non-profit partnerships.


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