Supporting Our Restaurants' Community Involvement
We value local charity partnerships, thus all CraftWorks Foundation funding is given through the relationships our restaurants build with local charities. By leveraging our restaurant resources of people, money, time and hospitality, we successfully raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and donate thousands of volunteer hours to worthy causes, each year.
The Craftworks Foundation is committed to fighting hunger at both local and national levels. We do so by:Increasing our partnerships with local food banks and non-profits that are committed to addressing this social issue
Hosting holiday events for local homeless and displaced in our restaurants
Educating ourselves and others and
Enhancing our Community Relations
We believe that charity begins at home. That means caring for own team members in times of crisis through our H.O.P.E. Fund. Creating a "caring for each other" culture by being a resource for our team member for financial and other support services in times of crisis is of paramount importance.
Culture of Giving and Volunteerism (C.A.R.E. logo)
We support team members who volunteer for their favorite 501(c) 3 charities by giving a $500 grant to that partnering charity. Every year, thousands of hours and dollars in grants are given to local non-profits that our team members are passionate about supporting.
CraftWorks has a strong presence in both the front range of Colorado and Chattanooga, TN communities. Our commitment to serving these communities, in particular, is demonstrated through the following fundraising events.
Southern Brewers Festival (include current page w/ video)
The one-day beer festival hosts 12,000 attendees and is held each August, in downtown Chattanooga. The festival features over 75 craft-brewed premium ales and lagers, a variety of food vendors and a stage boasting Grammy Award Winning musical acts. Over $700,000 has been fundraised and donated to Chattanooga's Kids on the Block.
Springs Beer Fest, in memory of Josh Osterhoudt (include photos)
The one day beer festival in downtown Colorado Springs, features 40 of the craft brewing industry's favorite
brews, local fare, family friendly activities and live Colorado Springs musical acts. Over 3,000 beer
enthusiasts gather to nosh, sip and celebrate craft beer. Nearly $100,000 has been fundraised by this
festival and donated to local Colorado Springs charities.
For more information, visit the Craftworks Foundation website.