The Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling (MJF) has formalized its board of directors and held their first meeting this month to begin tackling their core mission “to advance technical education and facilitate career opportunities for people of color within these industries in the US.”
The MJF is a grant-making organization that funds scholarship awards to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color within the brewing and distilling trades. 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 foundation will accomplish these goals by funding scholarship awards to accredited brewing and distilling technical courses, and personalized mentorship of grantees by industry professionals.
The foundation is named after the iconic Michael James Jackson (1942-2007), the world’s great beer and whisky writer.
For more information and details on how to contribute to the foundation or to apply for a scholarship, go here.