2021 Foundation Scholarships and Grants Applications Are Now Open

The Foundation of NACE is dedicated to supporting the catering and events industry through the education of NACE members and investing in the NACE Community.

Community Education Grants

One way the Foundation provides this support is through the annual Community Education Grants Program. This program provides direct grant funding to help chapters cover the costs of providing education programs (in-person or virtual) to their local members. Grants range from $500 to $2,000.


NACE also invests in the future of the catering and event profession by providing scholarships. These scholarships are open to full-time students in the catering and events field and to working professional who seek to advance their skills. The Foundation offers two scholarship programs:

More information on these education opportunities is available on the Foundation web site, including a link to the online applications . The deadline for applications is March 15, 2021.