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How do I make a donation?

  • You can make a CC donation in the name of your USBG Chapter through our secure online giving portal

  • You can request ACH transfer instructions by emailing Genevieve P. at

  • You can mail a check and donation form to the following address, making sure to make "BEAP" in the memo section and including which USBG Chapter the donation is coming from:

USBG National Charity Foundation

2654 W Horizon Ridge Parkway

Suite B5 PMB 252

Henderson, NV 89052-2803 

What is the USBG Chapter Fundraising Initiative?

The goal of this initiative is to recruit all USBG Chapters as $500 (or higher) level donors to the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) by October 31, 2021. The $27,000 we hope to raise will allow us to award an additional 18 average-sized grants to qualified BEAP applicants.


What is the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP)?

The purpose of the BEAP at the USBG Foundation is to help those in the bar industry who require financial assistance because of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship such as an accident, acute medical diagnosis, or wind, water, earth, or fire-related natural disasters.

Why should my USBG Chapter donate $500 (or more)?

The BEAP is here to support those in the bar industry during their time of need. Our goal is to award grants to as many qualified bartenders, bar servers, barbacks, and others in the industry, as possible every year. In addition, we strive to ensure that the BEAP is sustained as a safety net for those who need it most. We hope that you will support us so that we can continue “Serving Those Who Serve Us."

How can my USBG Chapter raise & donate $500 (or more)?

You can make a direct donation from your USBG Chapter's bank account, hold a fundraiser to benefit the BEAP, ask your members for donations, or even ask a brand!  Your Chapter might consider matching (up to $500) whatever funds are raised through a fundraiser or by your members, and doubling your donation! There are lots of creative ways to gather donations to help our fellow bar industry colleagues in need!

Will my USBG Chapter be publically recognized for making a $500 (or more) donation?

YES! We will be publishing a list of USBG Chapters that meet the goal of donating at least $500 to the BEAP on our website for the month of November. This list will be published in Preshift as well.

How will you use the funds donated?

The funds donated will be used to directly fund qualified grant applications. A 10% administration fee will be applied so that we can make sure that the BEAP keeps running smoothly.

How many people are helped by the BEAP each month?

The BEAP awards between 15 and 30 grants each month. The average grant size is $1,500.

How much does it cost to run the BEAP?

Currently, per year, it costs about $300,000 for BEAP grant awards and an additional $30,000 for staff administration costs. 

How can I, or someone I know, apply to the BEAP for assistance?

Please visit the BEAP Application page here.

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