Women’s Business Development Center

$250,000

The Dunham Fund is proud to provide a grant totaling $250,000 to the Women’s Business Development Center’s “Scale Up Aurora Project”. $150,000 will be distributed in 2018 and the rest will be fund a $1-for-$1 challenge grant not to exceed $100,000 towards the Revolving Loan Fund.

Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) provides training for Aurora small business clients who are poised for growth but have not been able to “break the cycle of stagnation” and accelerate growth, build capacity and create jobs.

This grant will help the Scale Up program develop a mobile application to determine readiness for the program, track business goals, and provide access to a like-minded and engaged online community. This grant will also continue to helps WBDC develop training and curriculum for the Scale Up program. These vital resources will help participants realize their business goals and, in turn, help provide more economic vitality to the Fox Valley community.

A Revolving Loan Fund and associated technical assistance will also be available to participants in the Scale Up program.