Women Entrepreneurship

Red Letter Grant Seeks Applications From Region’s Female Entrepreneurs

applications can be submitted online until May 9

Spencer Kristof |

“For risk takers, movers + shakers,” the Red Letter Grant is taking applications again for their $2,000 grants to help women who hope to start new businesses. According to the program’s website, Rebecca Cooke, founder of the Red Letter Grant, says the vision of the grant is the “even the playing field” for women wanting to start a new business. “Just 31% of businesses in Wisconsin are owned by women – leaving a gap that we feel not only in ownership, but leadership and mentorship,” the website says. “By “providing capital – we’re checking all the boxes so women in Wisconsin have the tools they need to succeed.” Applications are accepted from 10 counties in western Wisconsin, including Buffalo, Clark, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, and Trempealeau. Four grants will be awarded this spring, and recipients will also receive a $250 print credit from Ambient Inks. Applications can be submitted until May 9 before 11pm. Judges will then review the applications and interview the applicants between May 10 and June 6. The Red Letter Grant awards will be given out on the evening of Thursday, June 9. The application can be found at redlettergrant.org.