We need your help! Your contribution directly funds a more just, equitable, and dynamic future in beer & spirits for people of color.
The Michael Jackson Foundation for Brewing & Distilling is a grant-making organization that funds scholarship awards to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color within the brewing and distilling trades.
Learn more at www.themjf.org.
The program is open to candidates at the beginning of their careers, as well as those looking to continue their education. The MJF awards present an opportunity for members and patrons of the brewing and distilling industries to directly fund a more just, equitable, and dynamic future.
The Michael Jackson Foundation will award two named scholarships: the Sir Geoff Palmer Scholarship Award for Brewing and the Nathan Green Scholarship Award for Distilling.
The Sir Geoff Palmer Scholarship Award for Brewing will fund the tuition and course materials for well-recognized practical courses in brewing science and technology. These include the courses offered by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA), American Brewers Guild, UC Davis, The Siebel Institute of Technology and others.
The Nathan Green Scholarship Award for Distilling will fund technical education in the science and business of distillation. The award is named for Nathan “Nearest” Green, now recognized as the first "head stiller" of the Jack Daniel's Distillery.
In addition to the financial awards, the scholarships will also pair grantees with an industry-specific mentor, who will provide hands-on coaching on professional development and career advancement.
We can only do this with the support of people like you!
About your donation: while we navigate the process of setting up our own dedicated non-profit, we have partnered with 501(c)(3) The Partridge Invitational Scholarship Foundation to help move things along. The proceeds from our GoFundMe Charity campaign will be disbursed through the PayPal Giving Fund to The Partridge, which will then place 100% of the donations in a dedicated account for the MJF. The MJF, through its board committees, will award scholarship grants and make direct payments to the educational institutions on behalf of the awardees.