Bartender Emergency Assistance Program


Here’s another lifeline for industry professionals: the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG), which supports stability & wellbeing of service industry professionals through education & charitable activities, has grants available for bartenders and their families. There are some eligibility requirements (detailed here) and it sounds like they’re getting inundated but you don’t have to be a member of the guild to be considered so there’s no harm in trying. They’ll keep all your info confidential and funds will be made in the form of lump sum distributions (though you may have to provide them with documentation that the grant was used in a manner consistent with the terms of the grant). They’ll tell you all the details and you can email any questions to

If you’re not a mixologist (not professionally, anyway) and you want to throw a little love and, more importantly, money towards helping your friends in the industry, you can make donations to the fund online here.

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