The AIWF Foundation is dedicated to understanding and celebrating the pleasures, benefits, and traditions of the table. The purpose of the Foundation is to improve the quality of food and drink for all people and to initiate, support and foster the study of food and drink including, but not limited to, the history and aesthetics of gastronomy.
The AIWF Foundation was created by the board of the American Institute of Wine & Food, a national membership organization founded by Julia Child and Robert Mondavi in 1981, with which it shares a mission and vision. The American Institute of Wine & Food is made up of approximately 25 chapters across the nation, each of which produce interesting and educational local programs that support our shared mission.
For more information about the AIWF, or to join a chapter near you, visit:http://www.aiwf.org. The AIWF national address is: 26364 Carmel Rancho Lane, Suite 201, Carmel, CA 93923. The toll-free phone number is 800-274-2493. Most general inquiries about the AIWF activities may be directed to the membership office.
The AIWF Foundation currently administers 7 scholarships in the culinary field and may increase its activities in the years to come. This weblog is meant to provide information to the public about AIWF Foundation activities and to provide a communications hub for Foundation directors. (Directors, click on the password-protected ‘Directors Workspace’ page for posting activity.)
The AIWF Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization, and is administered entirely by its volunteer board. We keep administrative expenses to an absolute minimum, and all such expenses are paid for through donations by our board members. One hundred percent of all other contributed funds, from whatever sources including individual or institutional grants, or from AIWF chapters, go to mission directed programs.