Get involved

To sustain the heart of CRAEF’s mission, we need you. And with so many ways to give back with CRAEF, it’s easy to find something that works for your budget and schedule.


Give a gift today that will make a real difference in the lives of California youth.


Spend time with ProStart students in the classroom, or open your place of business for a day.

Become a CRAEF partner

Build the Foundation into your philanthropic efforts, with some added perks.

Round It Up America

A giving program that lets diners contribute to their communities in a real way.

Hire ProStart students

Partner with CRAEF to connect with up-and-coming talent.


Endowment funds give lasting gifts to the future of the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Planned gifts

Consider including the Foundation in your estate planning.

Partners + Supporters

Our generous industry supporters and individual donors make everything possible.

Host or sponsor a Foundation event

Make CRAEF a beneficiary for your company's fundraising efforts, or get involved in an upcoming event.