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During these uncertain times the USBG Foundation strives to be a resource for our bar industry community. Please find all of our COVID-19 Relief & Response Information below.

Although our COVID-19 Relief Grant Program may have closed, we do still provide grants to industry members in need through our other grant programs.

2020 COVID-19 Relief Campaign

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The USBG National Charity Foundation is proud to report that the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program's COVID-19 Relief Campaign was able to provide meaningful financial assistance grants to 32,000 hospitality industry professionals during the height of the 2020 COVID-19 crisis. We want to sincerely thank both our industry donors and our 4,500 individual donors who made these grants possible. Through your charitable giving, we disbursed $9.6M to help Serve Those Who Serve Us. 

Please click the image to download our COVID-19 Relief Campaign Special Report 2020


We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our donors and supporters, large, small, and in-between, for your generous assistance

2020 COVID-19 Relief Campaign Impact


$9.6M Raised

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65K Completed Applications Received

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Location of Awarded Grants

(All 50 States + P.R. + U.S.V.I.)

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+4,700 Donors

COVID-19 Relief Campaign FAQs


4 Evaluation Criteria

(Food Insecurity, Shelter Insecurity, Medical Need, Family Responsibility)

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+32,000 Grants Awarded

($300 average)

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+700 Volunteers

+23,000 Hours

Bartenders (84%)

Bar Servers (14%)

Others (2%)


Who Has Received Grants

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program


There are many resources available for COVID-19 information and financial aid. At this time resources have been compiled on the USBG COVID-19 Resource Page HERE.

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