36% of $25,000 goal
The Association of African American Vintners (AAAV) is developing a fund to provide financial assistance to our members who are looking to grow their existing business in the wine industry. The annual entrepreneurial grant program will award $5,000 grants to 5 Black-owned AAAV member businesses to impact one of three areas: operations, marketing, or innovation. To qualify for these funds in 2023, applicants must be current members of AAAV at the grower, vintner or negociant level. The application process for these funds will begin in January 2023 and submissions will be reviewed by the AAAV Board and fundraising committee.
Funding for this first iteration of the grant program will be acquired through a fundraising campaign implemented by AAAV for this purpose. The organization will reach out to existing donors, corporate partners, and supporters to contribute to this campaign.
Fundraising Goal: $25,000
** The Association of African American Vintners is a 501(c)(6) non-profit founded in 2002 to provide a support network for African American vintners and wine industry professionals, ensure the availability of wine education, and access to career enhancement opportunities, while bringing wine country lifestyles and fine wine to consumers. Contributions to the organization are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.