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Submit Applications for The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund


Eligible small businesses can apply to The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch.

Donor Name: SIA Scotch

State: Selected States

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 09/26/2022

Size of the Grant: $10,000


SIA Scotch Whisky is pledging an additional $110,000 to support entrepreneurs of color in the food and beverage industry.

Eleven recipients will each receive a $10,000 grant plus mentorship with Carin Luna-Ostaseski, the founder of SIA Scotch Whisky and a first-generation Cuban American who overcame a myriad of challenges during her entrepreneurship journey.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Eligible businesses must:
    • Be owned 51%+ by person(s) of color
    • Be a for-profit business producing less than $5M in annual revenue
    • Operate and/or conduct business in at least one of the following states: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, MN, NJ, NV, NY, RI and/or TX
    • NOT be an alcohol beverage retail license holder (such as a bar, restaurant, hotel or store which sells or serves alcohol) or a business which makes alcohol
  • Eligible applicants must:
    • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
    • Be at least 25 years or older as of November 1, 2022
    • Be the owner or an individual who is legally authorized to bind the Business for purposes of participation in the Program
    • NOT have ownership interest and/or be invested in an alcohol beverage retail license holder (such as a business or establishment which owns a license to make, sell or serve alcohol)
    • NOT be an employee of a retail license holder (such as a bartender or waiter)

Preference will be given to businesses in the food and beverage industry, such as those who offer products and services across kitchenware, glassware, barware, cocktail mixers, at-home entertaining/party planning, food trucks, cafes, food and beverage blogs, recipe curation, and more.

For more information, visit SIA Scotch.

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