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. As of fall 2019 - two awardees will be offered a three-month office space + membership at Eau Claire co-working space CoLab.

| Fall 2019 Timeline | 

  • Application period - July 17th - October 14th (due 10.14.19 before 11pm)

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

  • Red Letter Grant awards - November 6th - applicants please hold this date on your calendar.

Spring 2017 Recipients |  Melnaturel + Odd Brand Strategy

Spring 2017 Recipients | Melnaturel + Odd Brand Strategy