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You can help the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) create pathways to opportunities for thousands of young people seeking careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. 
100% of every dollar you donate will directly support the mission of the Foundation.

With your financial support, we will be able to create more opportunities to attract, empower, and advance the future talent for the restaurant and foodservice industry. Over 370,000 people will rely on NRAEF’s programs for ProStart, Apprenticeship, Restaurant Ready, Scholarships, and Military Training in the next five years.

Our programs serve people across the nation through programs, grants, and scholarships. Please support the the life-changing power of education, training, and employment to create countless opportunities for people to find success in our industry.​


Donate Online using the form on this page


Donate by Mail: 

Please mail your check donation to NRAEF’s deposit box at:

24405 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1244

Mail this form with your donation to ensure we have all the information needed to provide a tax receipt for your gift.

Donate by Phone:

To donate by phone or to get assistance with your donation, please contact us at 1-202-315-4118. We are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm ET.

Donate American Express Member Reward Points

American Express Card Members can use Membership Reward® points towards donations to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Donations will be invested in the future of our industry, and will seed the next generation of workers, learners, and leaders.

1. Go to the NRAEF charity page on the website.

2. Select a donation amount. Create or sign into an existing JustGiving account. Select the Membership Rewards points you want to redeem toward your donation.

3. Apply points and complete your donation.

Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice. The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to

Tax Information:

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the NRAEF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our tax identification number is 36-6103388.


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