Changing Lives Through Restaurants

California Restaurant Foundation

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Serving California’s Restaurant Community

A nonprofit organization founded in 1981, CRF changes lives through restaurants. We empower young people with the skills they need to land a job and go to college. We provide food and beverage workers with hope and stability during times of crisis. We are California’s restaurant nonprofit. 

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Making an Impact

In 2023 we deepened our investment in California’s restaurant community. CRF provided training to 14,000 teens, awarded $140,000 in scholarships, aided 143 food and beverage workers in crisis, and provided $3.5 million in funding to build resilience in independent restaurants.

More than numbers. Behind each grantee, each student, and each scholar is a story of hope, resilience, and community. We invite you to get to know our community by following us on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Join us! Interested in being part of our work to bolster California’s restaurant community? Let’s set up a call! Contact us here to get started.

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Get involved

Make a Difference

Inspire Future Leaders

From guest speaking in a high school classroom to sponsoring an event, there are so many ways to make an impact. 

Help a F+B Worker

Help food and beverage workers facing a hardship. From making a monthly donation to volunteering at an event, we need you.



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