Small Business Funding

Apply Now to the 2022 Stacy’s Rise Project!

September 12, 2022
2 min read

Are you a woman-founded small business in the food and beverage industry? Would $15,000 help you support your business and better serve your customers?  Hello Alice and Stacy’s Pita Chips have partnered for a new grant fund just for you. All you need to do is apply!

What is the Stacy’s Rise Project?

Hello Alice and Stacy’s Pita Chips have partnered to offer the latest iteration of the Stacy’s Rise Project. Created to help bridge the funding gap for founders, the Stacy’s Rise Project has been connecting and empowering small business owners for years. But Stacy’s Pita Chips wasn’t always a household name. Marketing, mentorship, and monetary support helped this brand rise from a humble sandwich cart to the nation’s supermarkets. And it’s these same resources that today’s entrepreneurs need to succeed — now, more than ever.

The Stacy’s Rise Project will award $15,000 grants to 10 women-founded small businesses in the food and beverage industry.

For chef Jocelyn Ramirez (pictured above), founder of LA-based Toto Verde and a 2021 Stacy’s Rise recipient: “This funding will be used towards our launch efforts for our first plant-based product line of seasoning, helping our community in making more easy delicious, and culturally relevant meals at home.”

What will $15k help you accomplish? We want to know!

Who is eligible for this grant funding? 

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • ​​Be a for-profit U.S.- based business selling a consumer packaged good (CPG)
  • Be at least 50% woman-founded (based on original founding, not current investment ownership)
  • Have annualized sales of between $25,000 and $1M.

Other eligibility criteria include: 

  • Must be willing to participate in a virtual mentorship program
  • Must not be part of an accelerator program at the time of participation

For a full list of eligibility criteria, see the terms and conditions.

When is the deadline? 

Applications open now through October 21, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.

Apply now!

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