We’re giving away three
$10,000 grants to kickstart
your small business
For those who are motivated to do something great, the fuel comes from within. Templeton Distillery wants to help ignite the spark of three small businesses by awarding them each a $10,000 entrepreneur’s grant to help their flame grow brighter than ever.
Entries will be accepted through July 11, 2021.
Criteria For Consideration
All entries will be judged based on the same set of criteria as outlined below. All US-based businesses are invited to apply, but unfortunately we are restricted by law from awarding a grant to any business that sells alcohol or anyone under the age of 21.*
The key to success is meeting a need, whether broad or niche. How is your business creatively doing so?
Benefit to Local Community
The best businesses are not only supported by their community, but in turn support their community.
In a few words, share with us how your business has proven success or your plan to achieve it.
Meet the Judges
Hailing from Templeton, Iowa, we know the value that small businesses provide to a community. Winners will be selected by a panel of a few of Iowa’s greats. All originally from Iowa, they know a thing or two about the power of a strong spirit.
Keith KerkhoffCo-Founder & Visionary of Templeton Distillery
Brandon RouthSuperman & Native Iowan
Hill HarperThe Good Doctor & Native Iowan
Christina MoffattDes Moines Business Leader & Founder of Crème
Pernell CezarDes Moines Business Leader & Co-Founder of BLK & Bold
Rod JohnsonDes Moines Business Leader & Co-Founder of BLK & Bold