Red Letter Grant empowers female owned businesses

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Supporting and empowering female entrepreneurs is the mission of the Red Letter Grant, a non-profit founded in 2017 by Becca Cooke.

“Our program really seeks to support folks who historically don’t get invested in and really that is a lot of women that we see on a state and also regional level so we are really trying to offer something unique that helps women get off on the right foot,” said Cooke, a small business owner herself. “This is really a hand to help them start their dream.”

Twice each year, grants are awarded to selected female business owners after being reviewed by a panel of judges.

“We really look for folks that have unique ideas that are going to serve their communities,” Cooke said.

Erin Johnson was one of four business owners to receive a $2,000 grant at a ceremony on Wednesday. She is the co-owner of an emerging accounting firm in Black River Falls, Integrity Audit and Tax.

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