for risk takers, movers + shakers


| ELIGIBILITY | Open to women throughout nine counties in Western Wisconsin who want to start a NEW business. We will consider applications from existing women-owned businesses looking to expand, but preference is given to applicants in the start-up phase. 

Eligible counties include: Buffalo, Clark, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Saint Croix and Trempealeau.

| HOW MUCH | Four $2,000 grants will be awarded in the spring and the fall ($16,000 annually). In addition, each grant recipient will receive a $250 print credit from Ambient Inks and promotion in Volume One - both generously donated by both businesses.

| Fall 2019 Timeline | 

  • July 17th - October 14th (due 11.14.19 before 11pm) - Application period.

  • October 28th - November 1st - Judge review and applicant interviews.

  • November 6th - Red Letter Awards Reception. Applicants - please hold this date on your calendar.

Spring 2017 Recipients |  Melnaturel + Odd Brand Strategy

Spring 2017 Recipients | Melnaturel + Odd Brand Strategy