The SFA partners with corporate entities that believe in our mission of documenting, studying and celebrating the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. SFA programming and projects do not serve as blatant promotional vehicles for products or services, but as intersections for the exchange of ideas and the formulation of relationships. We believe that our donors realize more benefits from a soft-sell than a hard-sell. And we strive to maintain intellectual and creative autonomy while working toward shared goals with enlightened corporate entities.

If you are interested in funding the SFA, email for more information.

Generous corporations and foundations fund the SFA, and we are grateful for their contributions.

Blackberry Farm Taste of the South
Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco® Brand Products
Order of the Ossabaw

Alabama Tourism Department
Anson Mills
Billy Reid
The Chisholm Foundation
The Cockayne Fund
Lodge Manufacturing
Mississippi Tourism
Mountain Valley Spring Water
New South Family Supper
North Carolina Division of Tourism
Order of the Okra
Piggy Bank Dinner Series
Royal Cup Coffee
Stir the Pot Dinner Series
Simmons Farm Raised Catfish
Taqueria del Sol
Virginia Wine Board


Cathead Distillery
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
Fertel Foundation
Fullsteam Brewery
Green Olive Media
Music to Your Mouth
Order of the Scuppernong
Union Square Hospitality Group
Whole Foods Market
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses