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Dame It! Dollars Applications Now Being Accepted




The Minnesota Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier is accepting applications for its micro-grant program, Dame It! Dollars.

*Minnesota Les Dames d’Escoffier is a local non-profit philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.

These one-time grants aim to provide support to women in the field including small business owners, food service employees and those interested in the field. As professionals in the industry, members understand that small amounts of money provided at the right time can have a large impact on emerging businesses.

Grants can include but are not limited to:

  • Business promotion (website, promotional events, social media)
  • Equipment purchases
  • Short-term classes including certification courses
  • Industry conference fees 
  • Business expansion
  • Professional development

Dame It! Dollars Micro-Grants are offered on a competitive basis and normally run about $500. The amount of each grant may vary depending on the request and funds available. Grants may fully or only partially cover the expenses applied for. Micro-grants are reviewed and awarded by a committee assessing the applicant’s goals, leadership qualities and perceived need.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified within three months as to the status of their request.

For more information and application forms, go to https://mnlesdames.org/scholarships-grants/

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