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The DD Entrepreneurial Foundation serves 2 key purposes:  

  • Provide start up capital to new businesses and grants to existing business led by female entrepreneurs
  • Fund entrepreneurial opportunities for young women via education and internships

Applications for 2023 are closed.

Grant winners announced on October 15th.

2023 DD Entrepreneurial Foundation Grant Winners

“The DD Entrepreneurial Foundation by way of DD Project Wines is an inspiring, family-centered non-profit organization that is propelling the work of female-owned businesses throughout our small, but mighty, state of Delaware. With the mission of supporting female entrepreneurs in memory and honor of David Britz’ mother, Diane Rizzo, DD Project Wines designates the proceeds from their delicious wines and gathering events to fund the work of female-owned businesses throughout our local communities. Female-owned businesses are so important to the livelihood, sustainability, and vitality of our communities and economy. Child Inspired is grateful to have been a recipient of a grant from DD Project Wines and encourages other fellow, female-owned business owners to submit an application to help fuel the inspiring work that they are driving forward in Delaware.”

Child Inspired Therapy Co-Owners
Christina Connors and Mandy Ciabattoni

“Being the recipient of the DD Project Wines award this past summer has been an absolute game changer in my business. It has given me an opportunity to dream bigger and the resources to help spread financial literacy into the lives of more female entrepreneurs. It’s also given me an opportunity for mentorship which is priceless. The bottom line is DD Project Wines and the DD Entrepreneurial Foundation help women and women lift up economies. If you are a woman in business or you know of one please help spread the word about this incredible foundation.”

Profit Perfect Owner
Denai Wolfe

Diane Rizzo

Created in loving memory of the founders mother, Diane Rizzo (Dickerson) co-founder of the Capriotti’s Sandwich Franchise, whose trailblazing entrepreneurial spirit is the North Star for all we do.

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DD Entrepreneurial Foundation awards grants to three business owners – October 16, 2023
Article about The DD Entrepreneurial Foundation in Cape Gazette – September 8, 2023

Article about The DD Entrepreneurial Foundation in Cape Gazette